La Bassine Pool Hire

La Bassine Pool Hire

Submersion in warm water has been shown to be a safe, relaxing, enjoyable and satisfying way to labour and birth.

Hire is for 5 weeks from either 37 weeks or 38 weeks pregnant. Please notify us if you your booking is due to end and you have not birthed yet – we may be able to extend this for you.

Our inflatable birth pools come with a single-use birth pool liner, heat retention cover, filling hose, air pump and tap adapters.

  • The refundable bond is $50.00.
  • The required single-use birth pool liner is $50.00.
  • While the tap adapters fit most taps, we cannot guarantee that the fittings will definitely connect to your tap.
  • The filling hose is for FILLING ONLY. You will need to provide your own emptying hose (garden hoses work) or bucket to empty the pool.
  • Pools unfortunately cannot be couriered and must be picked up and dropped back.
  • Pools must be cleaned (as per provided instructions) before being returned.

Shape: Oval
External dimensions: 165cm long x 135cm wide x 76cm high
Internal dimensions: 125cm long x 95 cm wide x 65cm deep
Wall: 20cm inflated
Floor: 7.5cm thick inflated
Volume of water: 450L at 80% full

By hiring a birth pool from Waikato Home Birth Association the hirer agrees that:

  1. Waikato Home Birth Association (WHBA) owns the birth pool, hose, air pump and any other accessories, equipment and incidentals supplied with the pool (except the single-use birth pool liner).
  2. The hirer will pay:
    1. The hire fee and bond which must be paid within 72 hours unless a prior arrangement has been made with the birth pool coordinator.
    2. Any cost associated with repair or replacement of the birth pool and accessories/equipment due to damage incurred during hire and/or whilst the pool and supplied accessories/equipment is in the hirer’s care/possession that is in excess of the bond (in which case the bond will not be refunded).
    3. Any cost associated with cleaning of the birth pool and accessories/equipment due to contamination during hire and/or whilst the pool and supplied accessories/equipment is in the hirer’s care/possession or due to insufficient cleaning before returning the pool that is in excess of the bond (in which case the bond will not be refunded).
  3. It is important that this single-use birth pool liner is used at all times.This liner is the hirers to keep.
    1. If the single-use birth pool liner is not used, the bond will not be refunded (due to extra cleaning required) and any additional cleaning costs incurred must be paid by the hirer (see 2.c.).
  4. The cost is $80.00 hire fee for the inflatable birth pools, $50.00 refundable bond plus $50.00 a single-use birth pool liner.
    1. No refund of the hire fee can be given if the pool is not used unless you birth before 37 weeks. If this is the case please inform us of this as soon as you are able as we may have someone on the wait list we can rehire to.
  5. The bond, hire fee and single-use birth pool liner cost shall be paid to Waikato Home Birth Association, bank account no. 03 1557 0028013 000 .
    1. The Order Number must be used as the reference when making the deposit/transfer.
  6. The birth pool and supplied accessories/equipment will be collected from the birth pool coordinator by arrangement (see the Pool Pickup & Return tab).
  7. It is important that the supplied instructions on the use and care of the birth pool and accessories/equipment are followed at all times. Any and all people who use the pool or help with its use must also follow these instructions.
    1. Failure to follow instructions can cause damage to the pool and/or equipment and will result in loss of bond and additional cost if over and above the value of the bond.
    2. It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure that everyone who handles the pool whether that’s setting the pool up, filling the pool or using it, reads the instructions! This includes partners, doulas, birth support people, family, etc.
  8. The birth pool and supplied accessories/equipment (but not the single-use birth pool liner) will be returned to the pool coordinator ASAP and at most within 7 days after birth.
    1. WHBA reserves the right to request return of the birth pool and accessories/equipment sooner than 7 days after birth in times of high demand to ensure availability to all hirers.
    2. The birth pool and all accessories/equipment supplied (except the single-use birth pool liner) must be well cleaned and well dried as according to the supplied cleaning instructions, and returned in the tidy manner in which they were collected. If the pool is returned unclean, the bond cannot be refunded due to the extra costs required in cleaning.
    3. Upon return of the undamaged, cleaned and dried birth pool and accessories/equipment (but not the single-use birth pool liner) WHBA will refund the bond to the hirers nominated bank account.
    4. If any contamination or damage has occurred where the cost of cleaning, repair or replacement is in excess of the bond, the hirer shall pay the difference within a timely manner.
  9. Usage of the pool is at the sole discretion and responsibility of the hirer
  10. Waikato Home Birth Association is run by volunteers and as such, while the utmost care is taken, WHBA volunteers (including the birth pool coordinator) will not be held personally accountable for anything amiss with the birth pool and/or accessories/equipment. Should the hirer find anything missing, dirty, damaged or amiss upon receipt of the birth pool and accessories/equipment, the hirer shall contact the birth pool coordinator ASAP to discuss the situation.
  11. Waikato Home Birth Association will maintain the confidentiality of the hirer at all times.

  1. Make your booking here on the website (please only contact the pool hire coordinator if you have issues with the online booking system or do not have access to it).
  2. When making your booking, select your estimated due date (EDD) from the calendar. Your booking starts three weeks before your EDD – the hire system will automatically calculate two or three weeks (depending on whether you’ve chosen to hire from 37 or 38 weeks) before your EDD and this is what will be shown on your booking and invoice.
  3. Payment is expected within 72 hours of making the booking, even if your hire does not start for several months. You may make special payment arrangements with the pool coordinator to pay later than this or divide the full amount up into several smaller payments. If you wish to do this, please contact the pool hire coordinator before making a booking.
  4. Once we have received and confirmed your payment, you will receive a confirmation email.
  5. A week before your hire is due to start, you will receive an email reminder. Then is a good time to contact the pool hire coordinator to arrange pickup of your pool, although you can schedule pickup any time before your pool hire starts. Please note that pools cannot be picked up before your booking start date unless special arrangements are made and only if the pool is available early.
  6. The pool coordinator will make specific arrangements with you for a day, time and place for pool pickup. Also, see “Pool Pickup & Return” for general information on the pool pickup and return locations (and days/times). IMPORTANT: Pool pickup must be arranged and confirmed by the pool hire coordinator BEFORE picking up the pool please.
  7. You, or the person picking up the pool for you, will pick the pool up from the arranged location. Included will be the pool, single-use liner, filling hose, tap fittings, instructions and any necessary accessories such as air pump (for inflatable pools).
    You will also receive a copy of the pool instructions, hire contract and tips by email. Please contact the pool hire coordinator if you do not receive this email.

    All people who handle the pool or will potentially handle the pool (such as people present at your birth) MUST read the pool instructions and pool hire contract please.
  8. Once you have the pool, we recommend you and your birth partner(s) do a trial run. At a minimum, this should be erecting the pool to get a thorough understanding of how the pool is set up.
    The single-use birth pool liner MUST be used at all times.
    It is recommended that you also fill the pool to see how well your hot water cylinder or water heating method fills the pool. See also the Ten Steps To Success tips included in the email sent when the pool is picked up.
    Should you find any issues with the pool or equipment, please contact the pool hire coordinator ASAP!
  9. Once you have birthed your baby, the pool should be cleaned, dried and packed up in the same tidy way you received it. This includes the filling hose and accessories. The single-use liner is not returned.
    You, or the person in charge of returning the pool, then contacts the pool hire coordinator to arrange the return of the pool back to the pool hire coordinator. Drop off MUST be confirmed by the pool coordinator BEFORE returning the pool. Please do not drop off the pool to any location without the pool hire coordinator confirming first!
  10. Once the pool is returned, the pool coordinator will inspect the pool and then organise bond refund if the pool is clean, tidy and undamaged or contact you should anything be amiss. The bond refund requires a second bank signatory to authorise the payment. Please note we try to do this in as timely fashion as possible, but as it requires two people to action, this can take up to seven days. Once the refund has been actioned, it is usually refunded to your account within a working day. Some banks may take longer. If you do not receive your bond refund within 14 days of receiving the bond refund email, please contact the pool hire coordinator.

Birth pool hire

Pickup MUST be arranged with the Pool Coordinator BEFORE pickup or return please.

Pick up and drop off is in Nawton, Hamilton. Address will be supplied upon pick up arrangement.

Birth pool liners

Pickup MUST be arranged with a Committee Member BEFORE pickup please.

There are two pick up locations for these:

  • Nawton, Hamilton
  • Riverlea, Hamilton

Address will be supplied upon pick up arrangement.

Breast pump hire

Pickup MUST be arranged with the Pump Coordinator BEFORE pickup or return please.

Pick up and drop off is in Fairfield, Hamilton. Address will be supplied upon pick up arrangement.

Library book hire

Pickup MUST be arranged with the Library Coordinator BEFORE pickup or return please.

Pick up and drop off is in Fairview Downs, Hamilton. Address will be supplied upon pick up arrangement.

Pēpi pack request

Pickup MUST be arranged with the Pēpi Pack Coordinator BEFORE pickup please.

There are multiple pick up locations for these:

  • Nawton, Hamilton
  • Fairview Downs, Hamilton
  • Riverlea, Hamilton

Address will be supplied upon pick up arrangement.

Cloth nappy pack request

Pickup MUST be arranged with the Cloth Nappy Coordinator BEFORE pickup please.

There are multiple pick up locations for these:

  • Nawton, Hamilton

Address will be supplied upon pick up arrangement.

Check availability & hire

From: $80.00

Step 1.

Step 2.

Pickup at:
Choose whether to pick the pool up at either 37 weeks pregnant or 38 weeks pregnant. This affects your hire end date (maximum of 42 or 43 weeks, respectively). Note: The pool must be returned within 7 days of birth regardless of end date.

Your Hire Start Date is:

Step 3. Use your Hire Start Date in the below calendar to check availability and select your hire period.
Note: depending on your internet connection, the calendar can take several seconds to load. If it has not loaded after 30s, refresh the page and try again.

STOP! Have you read all the information on pool hire such as the Pool Contract, Hire Process and Pickup/Return? If not, please read ALL information before hiring!

This will also add the following products to your cart:

  • Birth pool hire bond ($50.00)
  • Inflatable Pool Liner (small) ($50.00)
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