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La Bassine Regular (Hire)
La Bassine Regular (Hire)
La Bassine Regular (Hire)

La Bassine Regular (Hire)

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Important information

please read before making your order



The standard hire period for all pools is 5 weeks. 

The pool will be delivered to your address when you reach 37 weeks of pregnancy.
The pool will be due for return 2 weeks after your expected due date unless previously arranged.
A $50 non-refundable booking fee is included in the total hire price.

How do I book a birth pool?

Before booking, please contact Aquabub to make sure the pool of your choice is available for you.  Once you have chosen your preferred pool you can make your order via the website.  The website won't ask for your due date, but I will have a record of it from your email, so I will match it to your order when it comes in.  Once your order is made the pool of your choice will be reserved for you and will arrive at your address when you reach 37 weeks.

What is included in the birth pool kit?

  • 1 xLa Bassine Regular pool.
  • 1 x Generic pool liner (BPA free / non-toxic / food grade).
  • 1 x Electric air pump.
  • 1 x Tap adaptor for kitchen / bathroom tap.
  • 1 x Tap adaptor for laundry taps.
  • 1 x 5 Meter length of hose to fill the pool (drinking water quality).
  • 1 x Hose adaptor should you need extra hose.
  • 1 x Puncture repair kit.
  • Full instructions for use.
  • Return shipping instructions (return shipping costs are included in the hire price)
  • Extra lengths of hose can be arranged if needed.

    Is there anything else I need?

    You will need to supply your own length of hose for emptying your pool after use.  For hygiene reasons the hose that is supplied in your birth pool kit must only be used for filling the pool with clean water, not emptying the pool.  Your garden hose is suitable for emptying the pool, or you can purchase a length of hose from Aquabub.

    You may also like to browse the shop incase there is anything else you would like to add to your order, for example: Water pump, Waterproof floor coverDebris net, or Birth mirror.

    Which is the best birth pool for me?

    Choosing the best pool for your needs will depend on:

    • The space you have available in your home, and where you plan to set up your pool.  
    • Whether or not your partner plans to get into the pool with you.
    • Hot water supply.

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    How do I maintain the heat of my birth pool?

    Some ways to maintain the heat of your birth pool are:

    • Set up your pool on a carpeted area (rather than tiles, lino, wood), or ontop of several woolen blankets or similar.
    • Fill the pool when it is needed rather than in advance (keeping in mind that it may take some time to fill).
    • Use a heat retention blanket.
    • Use the pool as close as possible to your water source so the water doesn't loose too much heat as it travels through the hose.
    • Keep the air temperature warm.
    • Have several very large pots heating on the stove so you can top up the pool with hot water as needed.  Just be very careful not to touch the pot onto the edge of the pool!
    • You can also monitor the temperature of your birth pool with a birth pool thermometer or digital thermometer if you wish.

    About La Bassine Design

    • Handles to assist position change.
    • Clear dark blue walls to provide increased privacy while still allowing visibility for your midwife.
    • Quick and easy to inflate and deflate (10min maximum with the provided air pump).
    • Fill time will depend on water pressure. The La Bassine Regular will take approximately 30 min to fill
    • Best suited to accommodate the labouring woman only, however can accommodate her partner if they are both of smaller build.