Pool Hoists : Poolpod Platform Pool Lift

The Poolpod is a submersible platform lift which enables disabled people or people with restricted mobility to safely access public swimming pools in a dgnified manner.

Poolpod view from above

The pool lift was developed for the 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority with financial support from the London Marathon trust and has been designed to help any swimmer who finds using a pool ladder or steps difficult.

Poolpod swimming pool access for older people

Swimmers can use the Poolpod with the custom made submersible wheelchair or alternatively they can remain standing while they descend to a comfortable water depth. 

Poolpod Pool Access Platform Lift

Poolpod Wristband:

The wristband is provided to users to control all movements of the Poolpod by placing the band against one of the illuminated buttons. They work using an embedded chip which is recognised by the Poolpod buttons when it is held within 5cm. The wristbands are 100% water proof.

Poolpod Wristband User Control

Dignified and Independent Pool Access:

  • User operated; no need for assistance
  • Lowers into the water in less than 20 seconds
  • Descent, ascent and depth controls are user defined using a RFID wristband
  • Stylish appearance and modern aesthetic
  • Complete access system from changing room to pool
  • Remote operation for pool attendant assisted pool access
  • Easily removed away from poolside for storage during events

Poolpod - Pool Access Video:

Using the Poolpod Step One:

Move the lif out of the storage position and the door will open automatically.

Poolpod Pool Lift Step One

Using the Poolpod Step Two:

The swimmer self propels the wheelchair onto the pool lift.

Poolpod Operation Step Two

Using the Poolpod Step Three:

The swimmer lowers the lift into the water.

Poolpod Operation Step Three

Using the Poolpod Step Four:

The swimmer returns the empty pool lift to the poolside.

Poolpod Operation Step Four

Using the Poolpod Step Five:

The Poolpod is ready for the next swimmer.

Poolpod Operation Step Five

Reference documents

Poolpod - 10 reasons to choose Pool Pod   (90.8Kb)

Poolpod - Attract new visitors   (238.3Kb)

Poolpod - Dolphin Mobility Brochure   (727.1Kb)

Poolpod - NBS Spec September 2015   (53.3Kb)

Poolpod - Product Specification   (1365.7Kb)

Poolpod - Submersible Wheelchair   (537.6Kb)

Poolpod - User Manual June 2015   (1906.5Kb)

Poolpod - What people are saying   (33.1Kb)


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All prices are exclusive of VAT. For further information please refer to
Inland Revenue -- Notice 701/7 VAT Reliefs for disabled people

Dolphin Mobility Ltd., 2017
37 Chertsey Road, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8PD
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