Birth Pool Design

We have worked closely with midwives and mothers to understand what the ideal birth pool would be. The design is continually improving through experience and feedback.

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Fitted disposable pro liner
Midwives advised that a new liner for the birth was a necessity from a hygiene perspective, while allowing for mothers who wanted to do trial-runs to do them. The new pro liner completely covers the handles so no contaminated water can seep down into the pool. It also has a hose slot to make filling easier. Our customers continually feed back how easy cleaning up is after emptying the pool with a liner. Personal pools come with one liner and additional liners are available as extras.
Adjustable height
Midwives said that some mothers needed lower sides for ease of entry and exit. So adjustable height with BPIAB is a must-have feature. Just release some air from the middle chamber and top up the other two for a stable pool with lower sides.
Double-reinforced top handles
Mothers asked for handles here to give them control over their movement in the water. They are also useful for gripping during contractions and to hold onto while getting in the pool.
Hose Slot
The Hose Slot is a design feature that enables you to slot the hose through the liner and keep it firmly in place so it doesn't slip out the pool and cause a water spillage which could in turn cause a slipping hazard.
Soft floor chamber
Mothers wanted comfort on the birth pool floor. All our pools have a continuous inflated floor.
No drain plug
Midwives and mothers agreed that a drain plug was an unnecessary weak link in a birthing pool.
Choice of two sizes
Some families have limited room space, some wanted their partners to join them and some wanted as much freedom as possible in the pool. So we made the Birth Pool in a Box in Regular and Mini sizes.
Opaque external wall
Mothers unanimously agreed that the opaque external wall of the birthing pool increased their sense of privacy. We know that the release of oxytocin is a key factor to a successful labour and women who feel safe and private release more oxytocin.
Some mothers wanted to be cosseted while others wanted space, so we made the pool narrower at one end and wider at the other. The seat in the narrower end with the top handles is a very popular place for women to sit in between contractions.
Double-reinforced handles
Mothers requested these strong handles on the outside of the pool (2 sets, uniquely positioned) for use when leaning over the side. They are angled at 30 degrees for maximum comfort.
Tested for quality, durability and stability
Each pool is inflated and factory tested to ensure that it has no defects and then 5-10% are randomly sampled and tested again by independent inspectors. The sides are strong enough to allow a 15-stone person to sit or lean on them. Midwives and birth partners love the width of the sides of BPIAB.
Plain blue rim
Mothers said they wanted a clear space to rest their heads with no distracting text or images or manufacturers logos.
No internal handles
Midwives and mothers agreed that internal handles in the pool might obstruct full movement and prevent effective use of a liner.
No rough edges
Mothers requested that seams be smooth where they rest their heads. This has drawn comment on our customer surveys, there are no rough edges on our pool.
Clear inside wall
Mothers liked the perception of larger space created by having a clear inner wall.
Space for partner
The Regular pool has ample space for your partner, should they want to join you - many couples enjoy the intimacy and shared experience that being together in the pool brings.
White floor
We believe in taking advice from professionals and Midwives requested a white floor to enhance visibility in the birthing pool.
Internal seat
Mothers requested a comfortable place to sit while they bonded with their newborn in the birth pool.
Details Mini Pool Regular Pool
External max dimensions 65" x 57" - 165 x 145cm 76" 65" - 193 x 165cm
Internal max dimensions 45" x 37" - 114 x 94cm 56" x 45" - 142 x 114cm
Internal height 26" - 66cm 27" - 69cm
Depth of water min 18" - 45cm
max 22" - 55cm
min 18" - 45cm
max 23" - 58cm
Rim width 10" - 25cm 10" - 25cm
Inflated floor 2" - 5cm 3" - 7.5cm
Built-in seat Yes Yes
Integrated cupholder Yes Yes
Disposable liner One included
Additional liners available
One included
Additional liners available
Works with MyAnchor Yes Yes
Personal Pool material 0.38 mm eco PVC
Cadmium, Lead and Latex free
0.38 mm eco PVC
Cadmium, Lead and Latex free
Liner material 0.20 mm eco PVC
Cadmium, Lead and Latex free
0.20 mm eco PVC
Cadmium, Lead and Latex free
Max. recommended height of mother 6' - 182cm None
Room for partner No Yes
Water volume (80% filled) 480 litres - 127 US gallons 650 litres - 172 US gallons
Weight when filled 487kg (1,071 lbs) plus mother 659kg (1,450 lbs) plus people