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Make the most out of Summer with the best mobility equipment!

Summer is finally here and it’s time to get some sun! Whether you prefer the beach, the pool, the boardwalk, or even your own backyard, we’ve got you covered on maintaining your independence all summer long. Read on to discover some of our summertime favorites.

Access All Summer Long

It's time to hit the beach! Many tourist-friendly beaches offer mobility chair rentals, but if you would rather bring your own we have some wonderful options. The Hippocampe Beach and All-Terrain Wheelchair is the ultimate solution for outdoor mobility. At a mere 31 pounds, this wheelchair was designed to float in water, allowing you to take this chair with you while you swim! The Hippocampe can maneuver easily over sand and is virtually sand and water resistant, so you can rely on it for summers to come. Watch a video of how easy it is to set up and use the Hippocampe here. Another great and more affordable option for a beach wheelchair is Aqua Creek’s Beach Access Chair.

Aqua Creek also makes a reliable and affordable wheelchair for use in pools and showers. The Pool Access Chair is rustproof and tip-resistant. Made from super-strong PVC, this chair also features a swing-out armrest for lateral transfers. SR Smith’s Mobile Aquatic Chair is another great chair to bring to the pool. The MAC features a rigid seat for easy transfers and cleaning, rear anti-tip function, and tapered footrests for extra comfort. See all of our beach and pool wheelchair options here.

Pool Party!

We offer many great options for a permanent or semi-permanent pool lift if you have your own backyard pool. Some of our favorites include the Ranger 2 from Aqua Creek and the Splash! Pool Lift from SR Smith. The Ranger 2 is the newest version of Aqua Creek’s best selling pool lift - the Ranger. Its compact design saves space on your pool deck and its field reversible design allows you to enter and exit the lift from either side. The Splash! is a wonderful option because it’s semi-portable design allows it to be easily removed for storage. You can take a look at all of the pool lifts we offer by clicking here.

Portable and Affordable

We realize that most people don’t have a backyard pool, but don’t worry! You can still enjoy a pool day whenever you want with a portable pool lift. Portable pool lifts are easy to operate and give you access to any pool! SR Smith makes one of our favorite portable pool lifts, the PAL 2 Portable Free-Standing Pool Lift. This free standing lift is extremely easy to maneuver and operate. See a video of the PAL 2 in action here. Extra helpful features include a waterproof hand control, a Lift Operator Intelligent Controller on the mast of the lift, and 24 Volt rechargeable battery. Another fantastic option for a portable pool lift is Aqua Creek’s Patriot Portable Pool Lift. This easy-to-use portable lift features an impressive 375-pound weight capacity, so it can accommodate most users. The option to include a sand ballast also brings this pool lift to an extremely affordable price point.

Get Out There!

Summer is the perfect time for travel! You may already have an idea for a trip that you can't wait to take, but there are infinite resources if you need a little inspiration. Curb Free with Cory Lee is one of our favorite blogs for accessible travel. Check out this list of wheelchair accessible beaches for some summer fun in the sun. If going to the beach just isn't your cup of tea, there are plenty of other incredible travel opportunities. Cory Lee has another great list for accessible travel destinations, including wine tasting in Sonoma Valley, California and experiencing the culture and heritage of Dublin, Ireland.

Another great place for inspiration is Wheelchair Travel. John is a passionate world traveler who has written reviews and city guides for places all over the globe! His Destination Guides lay out the accessibility of sidewalks and public transportation as well as popular sites and restaurants. He even created a guide for accessibility in hotels to make sure you have the best possible travel experience. With resources like these, it is easy to find inspiration for your next summer getaway!

The team at Med Mart would be happy to help you find the equipment you need to make your summer goals a reality. If you would like to talk to a product expert about your summertime mobility needs you can contact us here or give us a call at 1-888-260-4430.