Who doesn’t love jumping into a swimming pool? The freedom, the relaxation, the therapy the feeling of escape.
But access to swimming pools isn’t that easy for everybody. in this article we look at how you can provide disabled access to swimming pools so that more can enjoy the freedom, the relaxation and the therapy…
There are three main choices when selecting a hoisting solution for a pool area. Each solution has offers individual benefits and it is key that you understand these prior to making a decision. Read on to discover the advantages of each solution.
Floor mounted hoists such as the Oxford Dipper are fixed to the deck at the side of the pool using a socket. Floor mounted hoists are used to transfer from the pool side into the water, using either a spreader bar and sling, or a seat. usually hand operated, they can be removed when not in use, but are not mobile in the true sense of the word.
Ceiling hoists such as the GH3 are often used successfully for pool transfers. They can be supported from the ceiling, or from the walls surrounding the pool depending on the size of eth room.
Although called mobile pool hoists, these are really semi-mobile as they cannot be moved with a user seated. They are designed to be wheeled to the poolside and then used for the transfer.
For further information about any of the solutions listed above, or any requirements you may have for disabled access to swimming pools, please contact us today on 0800 298 6000