Disabled Access platforms

A disabled access platform is one of our swimming pool accessories and is a comfortable tool that allows people with disabilities to enter the pool unassisted. It is height-adjustable and easy to operate, and it can be supplied with removable handrails and polycarbonate safety plates.

Disabled Access platforms get you in the water

The height-adjustable platform, which is also known as a disabled person’s lift, is an ideal and comfortable aid that provides disabled persons with independent access to the pool. The movable disabled access platform is moved to the desired level with the aid of a continuously variable electrically driven servomotor. This lift can be positioned in an architectural recess in newly constructed pools and can be placed in a corner of any existing swimming pool from a depth of 1650 mm. More information about this product you will find on our Variomedic website.

Poolpod: the other solution

PoolpodsBesides a platform for disabled users, Variopool also offers the Poolpod. A Poolpod is specially designed for swimming pools and gives easy access to the pool for people with reduced mobility. The Poolpod is developed for the Olympic Delivery Authority and with financial support from the London Marathon Trust. Poolpod is powered by small, lightweight rechargeable batteries, allowing approximately 20 cycles per charge. Ascent, descent and depth are user-defined using a button-free RFID proximity wristband. This, coupled with a robust mechanical design, ensures access to the pool is fast and reliable.

The unique pivot arm design of the Poolpod allows the platform to deploy in a single motion. It takes approximately 20 seconds to lower to a 0.9m depth. The lift remains level during its deployment phase and when stowed remains clear of the pool. Touch sensors ensure the safety of other pool users. Poolpod can be easily removed from the poolside and stowed remotely for events by pool staff.

The complete Poolpod system includes a pool attendants’ remote control, a wall charging unit, and changing room security for wheelchairs.


The height-adjustable iSwimlift, is an ideal and comfortable aid that provides disabled persons with independent access to the pool. The movable lift can easily be moved to the edge of the swimming pool so the patient can easily be lowered into the pool. Incorporating aluminium and Stainless Steel design, the iSwimlift is considerably lighter and easier to maneuver than any other mobile swimming pool hoist system.

One of our other swimming pool accessories we provide is the integrated stairs. Apart from the well-known stainless steel stairs, we also offer integrated stairs, which, for many target groups, are an important way to access the pool unaided. Integrated stairs also look much more streamlined because they are fully incorporated into the pool design.