The wheelchair swimming pool Hippocampe of Vipamat providing access to the pool
The Vipamat swimming pool wheelchair simplifies the access for people with reduced mobility to the pools. The Hippocampe pool wheelchair is used in public swimming pools (water park, municipal swimming pool, thalassotherapy center, camping swimming pool...) and in private swimming pools.
The Hippocampe pool is a wheelchair for water, made of stainless materials and designed to resist water. It can be used in the changing rooms, the shower, the toilets, and the foot bath. The vipamat wheelchair accompanies the user in the aquatic space.
The Hippocampe pool simplifies the access of people with reduced mobility to the pools and to adapted physical activities such as swimming for the disabled.
Accessible swimming pools
With the swimming pool wheelchair, access to swimming pool is possible if the pool has a slop or is equipped with steps. This is an alternative to a handicap pool lift. The pool wheelchair can be used alone, or accompanied.
With its camber, the Hippocampe wheelchair is easy to handle. Its hydrophobic foam seat provides the necessary comfort in a wet area. The low seat height ensures the stability of the wheelchair.
Manufacture and security
Hippocampe pool is manufactured in France and meets the quality requirements. It is certified ISO 13 485, CE and FDA (USA). The use of the Hippocampe wheelchair will avoid the hygiene problems linked to the access of a daily wheelchair inside a wet area.
Our Pool wheelchair Hippocampe, partner of your outings in private or public swimming pools
Pool wheelchair Hippocampe :
The Pool wheelchair Hippocampe can be used in a private pool for launching thanks to its stainless steel materials.
Stainless, the wheelchair Pool has self-lubricating wheel parts, which do not require grease. The hydrophobic seat does not sponge and dries quickly.
Pool wheelchair wheels
The grey tires of the Hippocampe do not mark the non-slip floor of the aquatic area.
Three ways to access the pools
There are three ways to access the pools with the Hippocampe Pool wheelchair:
The first way is to go down the access slope and then pull yourself out of the floating wheelchair.
The second way is to immobilize the pool wheelchair, using the brakes of the wheelchair, transfer to the ground at the edge of the water and then go down into the pool.
Finally, you can also, with the help of a third person, go down the small steps of the pool to access the water.
The Hippocampe pool wheelchair is designed to be rinsed and disinfected regularly.
The swimming pool wheelchair meets the requirements of medical devices, CE and ISO 13 485. Its seat is treated to resist fire.
Passage through the foot bath
The footbath deteriorates the wheelchairs of disabled people because of the high level of chlorine. The water wheelchair pool goes through the footbath and keeps the area clean. The use of the swimming pool wheelchair will avoid the hygiene problems linked to the access of a city wheelchair inside a wet zone.
Swimming is the most practiced sport by people with special needs. It allows most of them, from light to heavy disabilities, to use their motor skills in a weightless situation. The hippocampe pool facilitates access to swimming lessons for disabled people.