The new alternative to the hoist
Hinckley Leisure Centre are proud to reveal the new Pool-Pod that was installed at the end of January 2017!
The new alternative to the hoist provides independent access to the main swimming pool, whilst enabling swimmers who cannot use the pool ladder or find it difficult easier access into the water. The Pool-Pod is powered by a safe, rechargeable battery, allowing approximately 20 cycles per charge. This, coupled with a robust mechanical design ensures access to the pool is fast and reliable. Customers can choose to use the Pool-Pod with the customer designed submersible wheelchair or alternatively can remain standing while they descend to a comfortable water depth. The Pool-Pod can be used independently or a member of the lifeguard team on poolside will be more than happy to help. With 1% of the population using a wheelchair and 20% of UK adults living with a disability; Hinckley Leisure Centre feel that the Pool-Pod will offer those customers living with reduced mobility an overall more positive swimming experience.