An increasingly popular mobility aid is the swimming pool hoist. As disabled access slowly becomes more of a priority, the sight of products like this will become far more frequent. Every swimming pool that is open to the public should have this type of equipment available, be it a school pool, sports centre or a hotel. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is also a legal requirement. The Disability Discrimination Act states that since October 2004 service providers have to make reasonable adjustments to the physical features of their premises to overcome physical barriers to access. In my opinion this means that if you have a pool that is used by the public then you need to consider providing access for the disabled.
The Oxford Dipper Pool Hoist is a hydraulically operated patient lift intended for use in swimming pools, therapy pools or at quayside locations. The hoist is suitable for the following categories of lift.
- Category A - Wheelchair
- Category C - Bath
- Category D - Toilet/Shower Chair
- Category E - Floor
- Category F - 90 Degree Rotation
The dipper is suitable for patients in the sitting, sitting/recumbent and recumbent positions. For more information check out our newly updated website pages. Pool Hoists and Lifts.