The City of Canning’s Riverton Leisureplex has installed one of only two state-of-the-art pool access systems in Western Australia and the first of its kind in Perth’s South.
The Poolpod caters for a wide range of mobility impaired community members by supporting universal access entry into the main pool at the Leisureplex.
Poolpods were initially created as a pool platform lift for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. This revolutionary pool access enables people to enter safely and with dignity by providing both aided and independent access. The Poolpod is self-operating, and users have a choice of using the specially constructed submersible wheelchair or standing while being lowered to a comfortable water depth.
The Poolpod is specially imported from the United Kingdom and features remote operation for assisted pool access, automatic locking gate, specially designed wheelchair to fit on the secure platform, a maximum capacity of 250kg and is powered by rechargeable batteries.
This initiative is an action that is part of our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, to create a place where everyone feels a sense of belonging, is able to contribute towards decision-making, access our facilities and services, share public spaces and enjoy events.
How much does it cost to use the Poolpod?
The Poolpod is free to use with any entry to Riverton Leisureplex
How do you use the Poolpod?
The Poolpod will eventually be a self-operating, however for now speak to our friendly staff at reception who will organise a lifeguard or staff member who has been trained to use it.
See the accessibility features at Cannington Leisureplex.