Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Flint House Extended Reach Pool Lift

Flint House, The Police Rehabilitation Centre

One of the most common problems encountered when specifying a suitable pool lift for a client is the presence of a large drainage channel or gutter. If the gutter finishes more than 400 mm from poolside this may cause complications if you wish to install a conventional deck mounted pool lift.

This was the scenario confronting the Police Rehabilitation Centre at Flint House in Oxfordshire when they contacted Dolphin Mobility. Their choices were limited to a portable unit which could sit on top of the grate when in use, or a fixed unit with a long enough reach to span the gutter.

An additional requirement for the person using the lift to be able to operate it independently (if physically capable) was also a priority.

Taking all of the Centre’s needs into consideration the most suitable lift was the Splash Extended Reach. The Splash has a battery powered motor which enables the chair to raise, lower and swivel by use of the handset and extended arms which are capable of spanning the gutter.

The client also chose to purchase a Stability vest for patients with limited upper body or trunk stability. With all user requirements in place, it was time to proceed.

At this point Dolphin’s installation team takes over. A specialist diamond drilling company core drills the concrete and our engineer fits the socket using a chemical resin.

24 to 48 hours later the engineer returns to install, load test and commission the lift, before training relevant staff members and handing it over to the client. The Flint House have been using the pool lift for a year now. You can read about their experience on our website.

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