Our Professional Birth Pools

FP3 Birth Pool

The FP3 birth pool is designed for a water birth in hospitals and made with health, safety and comfort of mother and baby in mind.

Edel Immersys specializes in the design and manufacture of labor and birth pools, bringing high-quality, safe and cost-effective solutions to hospitals.

Made in the USA by leading manufacturers American Bath Group, our permanent FP3 labor and birth pool has been designed especially for hospital use, rather than being adapted from an ordinary pool or tub. This makes our product reliable, practical, fit for purpose and safe for mothers, baby and nurse-midwives to use. It is also simple for you to install and maintain, therefore, providing you with an excellent return on your investment.

Product Comparison

Edel Immersys FP3
Other permanent pools

Collaborative Design

FP3 is designed from the ground up, with input from UK midwives experienced in waterbirths, for hospital use.

Some competitor pools are designed to meet a single midwife or unit’s requirements.

Infection Control

Moulded handles removes a site with cross-infection risk.

Some pools have handles passing through the pool surface which can harbour germs.

Freedom of Movement

No integrated lights mean there is no need toassume certain positions for the midwife to observe progress.We recommend use of a torch and mirror.

Integrated lights are an option on some pools. These are a single point-of-failure that may lead to the pool being out of service, or acceptance of increased risk.

High availability

No integrated thermometer which may fail. We recommend use of a portable thermometer.

Integrated thermometer is an option on some pools. These are a single point of failure.


Single-use plug with chain avoids contamination and blockage.

Cable-driven plug carries the risk of contamination and blockage.

Pool Features

Pool Tub

Freestanding Design

Midwives prefer a freestanding design to facilitise safer positions when attending to women.

Narrower Rim

Midwives requested the rim to be narrower here to facilitate safe monitoring.

Single Use Plug

Single-use plug to reduce infection risk.


Midwives advise a minimum inside depth of 25”.

Softly Curved Edges

Midwives request softly curves edges for the comfort of mother and nurse-midwife.

Shaped Rim Edge

The shaped rim edge can be used as a grip if needed.

Moulded Control Points

Midwives request moulded control points to reduce infection risk.


Anti-slip surfaces for safety.

Seat Step

Midwives strongly recommend a raised flat surface for the mother to step into.

Comfort Angle

Midwives advise a moderate 18 degrees angle of the wall behind the step/set for comfort.

Rim To Rest

Midwives recommend a 5” rim to safely rest on during entry and exit.

Installation Process

The Edel Immersys FP3 professional labour and birth pool is designed to be easy for your organisation or contractors to specify and install. Once in place, the pool looks appropriate and attractive in its surroundings. It is also easy for you to maintain, with no obscure or complex parts or materials that will require you to bring in costly outside contractors for maintenance.

You will need to ensure that the following common features are available prior to installation.

  • Water Supply

    Water Supply

    High-pressure, maximum temperature hot and cold supply at your location

  • Mixer Tap

    Mixer Tap

    Either mechanical or programmable electric missing valve

  • Level Floor

    Level Floor

    A level floor for a safe installation

  • Drain


    Plumbing with trap in sub-floor or gulley in concrete floor

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