Monday, November 3, 2014

Choose Aqua Creek and Wyle!

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OCTOBER 2014
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Have you ever seen this label on Aqua Creek ADA compliant Pool and Spa Lifts? Have you ever wondered what it means?

Wyle laboratories
First, what is Wyle Laboratories?
In simple terms, Wyle is a highly qualified independent product testing laboratory. "Wyle is a leading provider of specialized engineering, professional, scientific and technical services and testing to the US government. Since its founding in 1949, Wyle has grown to become the #1 systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) provider to the US Naval Aviation and the #1 advisory and assistance services (A&AS) provider to Army Aviation and the US Army Air and Missile defense. Wyle is also the #1 life sciences provider to NASA."1
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What does the label signify?
Aqua Creek is registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a class 1 medical device manufacturer. We take our responsibility seriously. We constantly strive to make sure our pool and spa lifts provide consistent and effective service to users. Almost a decade ago Aqua Creek wanted to provide our customers with an easy and effective way to know the product they purchase is not only safe to use but also meets the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for pool and spa access lifts.
Since UL testing does not exist for pool and spa access lifts; Aqua Creek pioneered another first in the pool and spa access industry by hiring Wyle Laboratories to write a test procedure and then test our pool and spa lifts to meet the Federal ADA pool and spa access lift requirements. In addition to those requirements, we had Wyle include various ISO, ANSI and certain medical equipment standards as outlined in IEC (International Electrotechincal Commission) EN60601.
In short, this means when you see this label you can be guaranteed high quality and commercially safe products that have been proven in an independent testing atmosphere. Choose wisely; choose Aqua Creek and Wyle!
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

George to the Rescue x Aqua Creek Products x Poolside Inc


Watch our feature on 'George to the Rescue'. We teamed up with George to the Rescue and Poolside Inc to make olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken Rouen's pool accessible.  We supplied the Ranger pool lift and Poolside completed the installation.  Jump to 5:00 and 9:00 to see our features.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Anchor's for Paver Applications

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SEPTEMBER 2014
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Anchor's for Paver Applications

Pavers pose a unique problem.  Many pool decks with pavers do not have a concrete footing under the pavers. In this instance you will probably have to remove pavers and pour a footing according to the written instructions we supply with the lift.  By providing longer anchor inserts for our products, it is possible to pour a footing allowing the pavers to be placed on top of it so the installation does not disrupt the overall aesthetics of the pool area.  
Anchor installation is not as easy as drilling holes in your deck and setting anchors with epoxy. To provide the safest installation possible, Aqua Creek has recommended footing requirements for each of our lifts reviewed and verified by an independent engineer to meet certain pull out and turn over requirements. For your convenience, these recommended footing dimensions and requirements are outlined in our lift manuals. In most applications, pool decks will require little modification. In worst case scenarios it may require you to saw cut a portion of your existing deck out and pouring a new footing that meets the pool lift manufacturer’s recommendations.
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The Scout Lift, pictured below, was installed in a residential setting in California. This is a great example of the extended anchor application. The 10" deep extended anchor allowed for a flush install with pavers on top of concrete. Extended anchors are available for a variety of our lifts. Our expert sales staff can assist you in determining which lift and anchor will be the best fit for your situation. For additional installation examples check out our customer photo page on our website under Testimonials.
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IMPORTANT NOTE:

Installation of pool lift anchors typically requires bonding. You should check your local codes for area specific requirements and permitting needs.
According to the NEC (National Electric Code), bonding is required of any metallic product within 5 feet horizontally and 12 feet vertically of the pools edge and is designed to protect users by equally dispersing any stray electrical charge(s) throughout the entire pool area. This is commonly referred to as equipotential bonding.
Equipotential bonding is NOT the same as grounding. Grounding is the act of creating a conductor that provides a low impedance path to the earth to prevent hazardous voltages from ‘charging’ equipment. Bonding is the act of connecting similar conductors together to equally disperse any stray voltages occurring naturally or by human cause.
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ranger Testimonial

A Happy Aqua Creek Customer at the Chicago Abilities Expo



An impromptu testimonial taken by a camera phone at the Chicago Abilities Expo. Listen in to hear what this customer has to say about Aqua Creek Product's Ranger Pool Lift. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Original Pro Pool

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AUGUST 2014
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The Original Pro Pool

Aqua Creek’s Original Pro Pool lift was created with the idea of filling a small space with a sleek, low profile lift, providing complete access to those individuals needing additional assistance. Over the last decade, The Original Pro Pool Lift has become the industry standard of pool lift design.
With a focus on innovation, safety and quality Aqua Creek’s Original Pro Pool lift was the first lift to be independently verified by a third party to meet ADA requirements. This verification shows the lift has been thoroughly tested and meets the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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The Original Pro Pool lift is offered in several different versions for use in a wide variety of pool deck and gutter configurations. The Original Pro Pool Lift has the best industry warranty available with a limited lifetime structural and five year pro-rated electronics warranty.
The standard model has a 450lb weight capacity and its anchors can be setback up to 19 inches (measured from the front anchors to the edge of deck). This model can accommodate deck to water levels of up to 9 inches. There are variations of the Pro Pool lift that meet greater parameters.
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For those decks with greater deck to water distances, the Pro Pool Deep Draft model is available. This model can accommodate deck to water levels of up to 12 inches. The Deep Draft version is almost identical to the standard Pro Pool using most of the same replacement parts and hardware. Due to its extended reach capability both the weight capacity and anchor set back distances are changed. The maximum setback for Deep Draft is 17 inches and the weight capacity is 400lbs.
For applications where there is a wide deck gutter or coping stone, it is often necessary to set the anchors further back than the allowed 19 inches. For this reason the two “extended-base” models are available. The 23” extended base allows the front anchors to be set up to 23” from the edge of the deck, and the 26” extended base allows for 26” of setback. The extended bases move the anchors back while keeping the lift in the same place. Lifting capacity remains 450lbs.
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A reverse configuration is available for this lift. This version may be needed when a ladder or wall hinders use of the standard Pro Pool lift with the chair on the right side (looking from the deck). The Pro Pool Reverse is available for these situations. Lifting capacity remains 450lbs.

Features Include:

  • All stainless steel construction
  • Durable white epoxy powder coating
  • Dual flip-up arms
  • Adjustable lap belt
  • Removable and adjustable foot rest
  • ADA set back range 14.5” – 19” (37-48 cm)
  • Set back ranges from 4” – 19” (10 – 48 cm)
  • Water resistant push-button remote control
  • Rechargeable battery with wall mount charger
  • Five year pro-rated electronics warranty
  • Limited lifetime structural warranty
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