Leading Birthing Pool Specialists – Edel Immersys

Frequently Asked Questions

FP3 Pool

Does the FP3 pool come with faucet/taps?

The FP3 is a free standing birth pool which does not include faucets or a filling system.  Customers choose their own filling system, this can be from a simple mixer faucet from a panel in the wall behind the tub or a freestanding floor pedestal faucet.  Some hospitals have installed programmable mixing valves so they can fill the pool to the correct temperature and depth automatically.  The choice is the customers.

What are the FP3 pool's dimensions?

For the dimensions of the FP3 pool please see our data sheet

What is included with the FP3?

The FP3 Labor & Birth Pool is available in two variants:  with an overflow and without.  Both variants come with a drain assembly to connect into your waste plumbing.  Each pool also comes with 100 single-use plugs.  We also offer an external step to aid entry and exit of the pool, which may be an optional extra, depending on your country/market.

How do I order more single-use plugs?

Customers in the USA can order online here. Customers outside the USA. Please make a request via our contact form or to your local distributor.

Does the pool use a cable-driven or toe tap drain plug/stopper?

No it does not. We have prioritized infection risk management and seek to minimise structure inside the drain and surfaces that are difficult to decontaminate.

Why use single use stoppers

Single use stoppers are used for each use/birth and then disposed of in your clinical waste.  The reason for this is for superior infection control and also quicker changeover between uses.  The stopper/plug has a 36” (900mm) chain which can be attached to a hook on the wall behind the tub or on the back of the tub.  You can pull the stopper without putting your hand in the water and straining your back.

We looked at all the options for drains and how they empty and each one had different concerns regarding infection control.  Cables inside the drain can also slow emptying and cause an obstruction.

Do I need an anti-slip floor?

Anti-slip flooring can be installed in a birthing room with a birth pool, the kind used in a wet room.  Vinyl flooring is among the most durable floor coverings on the market and is perfect for areas that will have heavy use. It won’t be affected by constant use and can be supplied in slip-resistant form.

Is a hoist necessary?

We recommend the use of a birthing net rather than a hoist.  Hoists are used infrequently in birth departments and therefore may be slow to use.  A birth net can be slid under the mother and used to lift her (water aids this process) onto a bed or gurney.

What is the warranty cover ?

The FP3 carries a standard warranty of 10 years from the date of invoice.  The warranty covers defects from manufacturing and of materials.  It does not cover wear and tear from normal use.  The drain-waste-overflow assembly carries a 1 year warranty for manufacturing defects.

How do I repair the pool?

If the surface of the FP3 Lucite acrylic gets scratched, you can simply rub it down and buff it back to its original shine.  Your birth pool will be back in service in no time.

FP3 Installation

Are there any specialist requirements for installation?

You need sufficient hot and cold water pressure to fill the pool with 130 gal (493L) of water at 100F (38C) within 20 minutes. You must also have a level floor for a safe installation and waste plumbing in the sub-floor or false ceiling below the concrete slab.  The drain diameter is 1.5″.

FP3 Delivery

What is the lead time for the FP3?

Lead time from receipt of order and initial payment is 3-4 weeks in the USA. Earlier delivery may be possible by prior arrangement.  Check with us in other markets.

How is the FP3 pool transported?

The pools are delivered in a wooden crate with an integrated pallet base with dimensions 78x55x46” (199x140x117cm) and weighing 450lbs (204kg).  Disposal of the crate after delivery is the responsibility of the purchaser.

Can I choose my delivery day?

Delivery on a certain day can not be guaranteed.  The shipping price quoted is for a road trucking delivery to a commercial address.  Additional services, for example timed delivery, tail lift, driver assistance requirements, will result in a higher shipping cost.

What do I need to receive the crate?

You will need to have a loading dock or request a truck with a tail lift and use a pallet jack to remove/move the crate.

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