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WATER WELLNESS: ACCESSIBILITY


A small opening allowing patients to walk on to or be wheeled on to the moving floor with full length parallel bars to aid recovery and improve patients conditions


have already been installed into existing pools all over the UK including Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire and the state of the art Ebbw Vale Sports Centre in Wales. More and more local authorities and leisure trusts are becoming aware of Poolpod’s capability and since its launch it has been specified for many new build pools.


As Chris Holmes, Director of Paralympic Integration at LOCOG commented: “Poolpod clearly delivers in this area, not just accessibility but usability and a smooth, inclusive experience for everyone to enjoy swimming.”


MOVING FLOORS FROM SWIMMING POOL FITNESS CAN INCLUDE TREADMILLS TOO!


Implementing a movable floor results in an enormous improvement of the usability of a swimming pool. The swimming pool is changed into a multifunctional area where the circumstances can be changed to comfort different groups of users such as sportsmen and women, the elderly, the handicapped and children. The accessibility for different groups of users increases the return on investment for the swimming pool management. The moving floors from Swimming Pool Fitness are easy to use and require the absolute minimum of adaptation in the


Users can independently operate the Poolpod, without requiring physical assistance from anyone


Multiple moving pool floors with integrated treadmill and safety curtain enabling the pool to be use for different therapies as the same time


construction of the pool. The water flows easily through the floor so that an optimal recirculation is ensured and therefore the water quality in the pool is optimally guaranteed. A wide range of possibilities are offered which can be adapted to the client’s needs. Depending on the requirement, a pool for instance can be fitted with two or more movable floors with an adjustable safety screen between them. As an alternative for this system they offer the possibility of creating an adaptive stairs system between the two platforms.


The movable floors for swimming pools have been specially developed for use in the rehabilitation and therapy sectors. The floors can be adjusted in height so that the depth of the water in the therapy pool can be varied to suit the chosen therapy and the individual needs of the client. This makes sure that the best possible therapeutic basis can be created for an optimal contribution to the therapy. The floor of the swimming pool can


be adjusted to any level and is adjusted using a water hydraulic system. With two or more movable floors, it is possible to use the pool for different groups at the same time. For instance, one part of the pool can be used for exercises with children, while the other part is used for exercises with adults. A moveable safety curtain serves as a protection for the underlying space. Both floors can be adjusted independently.


A double or multiple adjustable floors can be applied in new, as well as existing situations.


The in-pool treadmill is the next step in active, water based rehabilitation. Due to the movable floor the therapist has the ability to adjust the water depth to the demands of the patient. This makes it possible to start the rehabilitation almost right after surgery. Next to that, therapy is suitable for anybody at any stage of rehabilitation.


The underwater treadmill can be used for rehabilitation purposes as well as for physical training or weight loss purposes. The treadmill is fitted with a touch screen control, for easy adjustment of speed and depth. SPN


FOR FURTHER DETAILS:


AstralPool UK 01329 514000 www.astralpooluk.com


Certikin International 01993 778855 www.certikin.co.uk


Core PD Group (Poolpod) 0141 237 2127 www.poolpodproducts.com


Dolphin Mobility 0800 980 0126 www.dolphinlifts.co.uk


Suntrap Systems 0121 428 1155 www.suntrap-systems.co.uk


Swimming Pool Fitness 01299 251010 www.swimmingpoolfitness.co.uk


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