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Travelling is a wonderful way to explore new places, relax and create lasting memories. Especially if the swimming pool is accessible!
For individuals with mobility challenges, finding properties that offer accessible amenities like pools with roll-in entry, grab rails or pool hoists can make a world of difference to their travel experiences. In this blog, discover properties that prioritise inclusivity by providing accessible pool facilities.
Traditional pool access, which usually involves stairs or ladders, can be extremely challenging when your mobility is limited. And. there’s nothing more disheartening than being a spectator having to sit by the side of the pool watching family and friends splash about. After all, everyone deserves to have fun!
An accessible pool ensures that everyone can participate and enjoy the pool together. This inclusivity fosters a sense of togetherness and equality among all guests. Accessible pools are a crucial addition to any property’s swimming facility. In fact, hotels with an accessible pool receive 15 times more bookings than those without!
Accessible swimming pools provide a gentle decline into the water, grab rails or a pool hoist, making it easier for people with disabilities to enter and exit the pool safely.
For assisted wheelchair users, who need equipment to get into the pool, a pool lifter is a godsend. They have a sturdy mechanical arm with a seat or sling that can gently lower and raise individuals into and out of the pool. This technology is a game-changer for guests with higher physical needs and provides an enjoyable pool experience.
For those that fall into the independent wheelchair user category, a level, step-free entry with a gentle decline, empowers guests to enjoy the pool independently, giving them the freedom to get in and out of the swimming pool with ease. It also minimises the risk of accidents or injuries. Some even offer a pool chair, which is similar to a wheelchair although it is designed for the water.
For guests who fall under the assisted walking category, and may be unsteady on their feet, the convenience and safety of grab rails are so convenient.
Accessible Accommodation has several accommodation options around Australia offering accessible swimming pools. They either offer grab rails, gentle decline or pool lifters. Click on the links below or call our dedicated team on 1300 180 889.
Properties that offer accessible pool facilities are paving the way for a more inclusive and welcoming travel industry.
Whether you’re planning a business trip, a family getaway, respite or a romantic getaway, these properties prioritise accessibility, ensuring that all guests can make a splash and create unforgettable memories. So, choose a property that embraces inclusivity and offers accessible pool amenities. Your next adventure awaits!
HANDY TIPS: To avoid disappointment, we recommend adding a note in your online booking to let the property know that you will require the pool hoist during your stay. Remember, by booking using our website, you have peace of mind knowing your access needs are met.
Do you have a pool that you want to make accessible? Pelican Pool & Spa Hoists are a great choice.
If you prefer the beach, check out our other blog on places with beach Wheelchair hire CLICK HERE
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