Use Your Pool Lift to Boost Revenue
The Americans With Disability Act requires that certain commercial pools include accessible means of entry. Providing accessibility to patrons with disabilities is the right thing to do, and it's the law, but did you know it also can help generate revenue?
Q: We've installed a pool lift to ensure our pool is in compliance. Are there ways we can expand our programming to help increase our revenue?
A: Many facilities are adding aqua therapy and aquatic exercise programs to their lineup. Your pool lift will help get disabled patrons into the pool, but it also can be useful for visitors who are recovering from injury and want to get involved in gentle aquatic exercise, or aqua-therapy programs.
You also can find a cycle attachment to upgrade your lift, providing a convenient way for users to exercise in your pool. A cycle attachment can quickly convert your lift into an aqua-therapy bike. Users can simply lower themselves into the water and enjoy hydro-therapy—getting a workout without ever having to leave the lift.
Q: What other aquatic programs should we consider?
A: You can find additional aquatic exercise equipment to complete your lineup of program offerings. Underwater treadmills, stationary bikes, walkers and more are designed for the aquatic environment, and will draw in patrons looking for a way to exercise without the heavy impact of dry-land activities.
Q: What else should we know?
A: Be sure to look for equipment that is designed for use in an aquatic facility. You can find aquatic bikes and treadmills that are designed to work in pools of 3.5 feet to 5 feet, and cycle attachments are designed to fit specific lifts. Products should feature anti-corrosion protection, as well as watertight bearings to protect them from pool water.
In addition, you want to be sure that the process of getting the equipment in and out of the water is simple, so you can easily set up the equipment when needed, and store it away when the program is over.
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