When we looked at the buying a pool hoist we soon realised that there was nothing out there that would serve all needs. Chair hoists are no good for those with no upper body support. Sling hoists are good for no upper body support but not for those with upper body support. Ramps down into the pool are far from ideal an again difficult in the least for those with no upper body support.
We therefore decided that the way forward was to design a combined chair and sling hoist. It has proved an unmitigated success. We were very fortunate to have a test run with a gentleman who had had a very bad experience with a hired in lift.
The Spokes hoist works for all. Back in 2012 we were very privileged to have two of our hero soldiers Wayne Royston and Ben Parkinson come and stay with family for a week at Spokes. Ben kindly agreed to let us use the following video of his chair to chair transfer at the pool.
The HOT TUB has its own hoist which for obvious reasons can only be used for sling entry.