Dolphin Mobility Supports Accessible Swimming
Pool lift suppliers improve accessibility for disabled swimmers at home, in hotels, leisure centres, holiday resorts and schools with versatile selection of pool hoists.
United Kingdom (PRUnderground) September 2nd, 2013
Dolphin Mobility, a specialist in the provision of independent living solutions and mobility products ranging from stairlifts and through-the-floor lifts to hoists and changing benches, is one of the country’s largest providers of pool lifts. The company is the supplier of choice for many local councils in the UK.
Pool lifts are a great solution for making swimming pools disabled-friendly and encouraging more disabled and older people to turn to swimming as an extracurricular activity, enabling them to keep fit and have fun. They can be used in hotels, leisure centres, holiday resorts, schools, colleges and universities – anywhere there is a swimming pool. Pool lifts can also help centres comply with the Disability Discrimination Act by making them equally accessible to disabled and able bodied people.
Swimming provides a wealth of benefits for those with limited mobility, including making friends, socialising and keeping fit. Some disabled people find it difficult to make friends and therefore swimming at a local health club or leisure centre can help with meeting and getting to know new people. It is an excellent way for disabled people or those with limited mobility to feel more integrated into the community and meet like-minded people whilst having some form of exercise to keep fit. Swimming can also provide aquatic therapy for those who need rehabilitation or physiotherapy for their mobility.
Dolphin Mobility’s Director, Christian Dunnage said: “Choosing a pool lift can be a daunting task if you do not know where to start. There are several factors to be considered before selecting a pool lift – the type of pool, the design of it and of course your budget will influence the lift you purchase.”
The latest addition to the company’s portfolio is the ergonomically designed i-swim Pool Lift. Exclusively available from Dolphin Mobility in the UK, the lift has been designed with the user and carer/parent/coach in mind. Incorporating an aluminium and stainless steel design, the developers have ensured the i-swim is considerably lighter and easier to manoeuvre than many other mobile swimming pool hoist systems. As with all things Italian, style has also been a driving force during the design process, something that cannot always be said when comparing similar products.
Flint House Police Rehabilitation Centre in Goring, Oxfordshire, is an excellent example of a setting that has benefitted from the installation of a pool lift from Dolphin Mobility. The centre aims to get injured serving police officers back into duty, and cares for injured retired officers through regular physiotherapy sessions, group therapy sessions and exercises such as swimming, where Dolphin’s Splash Extended Reach pool lift has proven to be invaluable. David Flint, Senior Physiotherapist and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, said: “The Dolphin pool lift has been absolutely marvellous and we are very pleased with our decision to have it installed. Dolphin’s reputation precedes it; the team there is well known and they are incredibly helpful to deal with, and the quality of products and service is extremely high.”
Christian added: “Here at Dolphin Mobility, we have a team of specialist advisors trained to help you choose the right pool lift for you and your customers’ requirements. We never try to push unsuitable products on to our customers, or rush them into making a decision. As approved pool lift suppliers to many local councils around the country, we can offer truly independent advice to our customers.”
About Dolphin Mobility Ltd
Dolphin Mobility is part of the Dolphin Lifts Group, specialist in the supply of products for the disabled and the leading independent suppliers of stairlifts in the UK. Dolphin supply, install and maintain stairlifts, step lifts, hoists, wheelchair lifts and pool lifts.