‘Birthday Pool’ Framed Birth Pool

From: $100.00

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

Hire is from 37 weeks pregnant until birth. Use the booking form below to select your EDD (Estimated Due Date).

This will also add the following products to your cart:

  • Birth Pool Hire Bond ($50.00)
  • Generic Birth Pool Liner ($35.00)

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

  • Comes with a filling hose and easy to follow instructions.
  • A refundable bond of $50.00 is required (this is automatically added to your booking at checkout).
  • A single use birth pool liner must be used with the pool at all times and must completely cover the pool down to the floor. The liner is an additional $35.00 and will be automatically added to your booking.
  • Tap fittings are not supplied. You will need tap fittings (to connect the filling hose to your tap outlets) as well as either an emptying hose (garden hoses work) or bucket to empty the pool.
  • Pools unfortunately cannot be couriered and must be picked up and dropped back.

For more information on what you need for a water birth at home, see the What you need for home water birth article.

A discount is available to Community Services Card (CSC) holders.

By hiring a birth pool from Auckland HomeBirth Community the hirer agrees that:

  1. Auckland HomeBirth Community (AHBC) 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 7 days of booking 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. The hirer will purchase a single use birth pool liner. This single use birth pool liner must be used at all times when the birth pool is in use. 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 $100.00 hire fee for the birth pool and accessories/equipment, $35.00 for a single use birth pool liner, and $50.00 refundable bond
    1. No refund of the hire fee will be given if the pool is not used.
    2. There is a discount for Community Services card holders. Please enquire.
  5. The bond, hire fee and single use birth pool liner cost shall be paid to Auckland HomeBirth Community, bank account no. 12-3034-0489274-00.
    1. The Order Number must be used as the reference when making the deposit/transfer.
  6. The hirer will collect the birth pool and supplied accessories/equipment from the birth pool coordinator.
  7. Auckland HomeBirth Community is run by volunteers and as such, while the utmost care is taken, AHBC 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.
  8. Supplied instructions on the use and care of the birth pool and accessories/equipment will be followed at all times.
  9. Usage of the pool is at the sole discretion and responsibility of the hirer
  10. 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. AHBC 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, 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) AHBC will refund the bond to the hirers nominated bank account.
    4. If any contamination or damage has occurred where cost of cleaning, repair or replacement is in excess of the bond, the hirer shall pay the difference within a timely manner.
  11. Auckland HomeBirth Community will maintain confidentiality of the hirer at all times.
  1. Make your booking here on the website or alternately contact the pool hire coordinator at birthpools@ahbc.space
  2. When making your booking, select your estimated due date (EDD) from the calendar. You booking starts 3 weeks before your EDD – the hire system will automatically calculate three weeks before your EDD and this is what will be shown on your booking and invoice.
  3. Payment is expected within 7 days 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, 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 and 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 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 the “Pool Pickup & Return” tab 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.
  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, instructions and any necessary accessories such as air pump (for inflatable pools). Tap fittings are NOT supplied.
    You will also receive a copy of the pool instructions, hire contract and tips by email. Contact the pool hire coordinator if you do not receive this email. All people who handle the pool or will potentially handle the pool (e.g. people present at your birth) MUST read the pool instructions and pool hire contract!
  8. Once you have the pool, you and your birth partner(s) should do a trial run.  At minimum, this should be erecting the pool to get a thorough understanding of how the pool is set up. 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, 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 contacts the pool hire coordinator to arrange return of the pool back to the pool hire coordinator.  Drop off MUST be confirmed by the pool coordinator BEFORE returning the pool. You must not drop off the pool to any of the locations without the pool hire coordinator confirming first!
  10. Once the pool is returned, the pool coordinator will inspect the pool and then either request bond refund if the pool is clean, tidy and undamaged or contact you should anything be amiss. When the bond refund is requested, the treasurer or banking authorised committee members will action the bond refund. We try to do this as timely fashion as possible but as it requires several people to action, this can take up to 7 days to action. 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 received your bond refund within 14 days of receiving the bond refund email, please contact the pool hire coordinator.