PAL Portable Aquatic Hoist
(DDA, ADA and Equality Act Compliant)

PAL Portable Aquatic Hoist (ADA Compliant)

The PAL is a completely portable aquatic hoist, requiring no mounting to the pool deck. It contains over 320 Kg. of counter weight to support a lifting capacity of 136 Kg. Its padded handle and ball bearing casters make the PAL easy to move, making it the perfect fit for facilities requiring accessibility to more than one water location, as well as for those who wish to store the unit away when it is not needed.

It is not necessary to sacrifice a swim lane to mount the unit, which can be conveniently stored when not in use. The PAL features a mechanical actuator, which is the same reliable technology used on hospital beds all over the world. The actuator is powered by a rechargeable 24-volt battery; a consistent power source that insures that the PAL will work when you need it to work. Every time.

The unique design of the PAL allows it to be adaptable to virtually all swimming pool configurations. Its arms reach over the pool edge and can vary in length depending upon the amount of required clearance. The PAL works well with edgeless designs, as well as with pools with curbs, gutters and skimmers. Either the user or attendant can operate the PAL with ease. The unique design of the seat was specifically engineered for people with disabilities. The seat is deep enough to provide stability and has no edge to facilitate transfers. The controls on the waterproof hand pendant are easy to understand and operate.

Set-up consists of rolling the hoist into place along the edge of the pool and locking the wheels.

Pricing includes Footrest & Battery.

The PAL Portable Aquatic Hoist is available in the following models:

  • PAL 1000 – Standard portable aquatic hoist is the perfect hoist solution for facilities wishing to service more than one pool

  • PAL Hi/Lo – A variation of the PAL designed for in facilities that have both in-ground pools and above ground spas

  • PAL Spa – Designed for above ground pools and for above ground spas up to 48" (122cm) above the deck

PAL Accessories:

Stability Vest

Stability Vest
The Stability Vest was designed to facilitate the transfer of individuals with limited or no idependent upper body or trunk stability. The vest attaches the user to the chair, strapping them in for support.

To download and watch a video on how to use the Stability Vest, please click here. (Quicktime video, 7.6 mb)

Detachable Armrests

Arm Rests
Optional, flip-up armrests are available for all hoists. This accessory item can be retrofitted to a hoist after it has been delivered. The armrests are available in white, for PAL and Splash models, and in gray, for the aXs.

Seat Pad

Seat Pad
White, waterproof seat pad designed to enhance comfort and minimize potential skin damage that could occur during transfer is available as an optional accessory.

Spine Board Lifting Frame

Spine Board Lifting Frame
The Spine Board Lifting Frame works with any standard spine board (not included). Simply remove the chair assembly by pulling the attachment pin and replace that assembly with the Spine Board Lifting Frame. One person can easily extract an injured swimmer from a pool, keeping the injured person fully supine during the procedure.

PAL All-weather cover

Total Cover  PAL 1000
Protect your investment with a full, all-weather cover, made from Solution Dyed Polyester. Available for PAL models.

PAL All-weather cover

PAL Battery Console Cover
Made of Solution Dyed Polyester


Battery & Charger

All pool hoists manufactured by RehaMed International are powered by a 24 volt, rechargeable battery. This is a lead acid battery that should be left on the charger when not in use. It is IMPORTANT that the battery not be allowed to fully discharge, as this could damage the battery. The best practice is to make it a rule to put the battery on the charger each evening. If the hoist is being stored for the winter, leave the battery on the charger all winter. You cannot overcharge the battery.

The charger connects to the port located on the same side of the battery as the control box connection.