Custom Therapy Pools / Spas


Mold Construction

Once the drawings for size and shape have been finalized, the mold is constructed using various materials. After the mold is assembled, it is check for size and accuracy. It is then prepped with a release agent, and Gel coated. Once the Gel coat has dried you are ready to fiberglass your custom therapy pool.


Fiberglass the Mold

The mold is shot using a "chopper gun" which chops the fiberglass into strands, while at the same time spraying the resin and the catalyst for hardening the resin. As the therapy pool is shot, you roll the fiberglass in order to get out all of the air. There will typically be several layers of fiberglass in your therapy pool.


Finished Therapy Pool

After the fiberglass has cured, the mold is disassemble, leaving the finished therapy pool for final inspection and preparation. The therapy pool is trimmed, sanded, and buffed as needed to complete the unit. During the fiberglass process, special supports are fiberglassed into the sides of the pool, in order to eliminate any bulging of the therapy pool. This unit is now ready to be plumbed, and installed. You can add many different types of jets and nozzles to your pool in order to achieve that truly "custom" pool that is just the way you want it. You can even generate a current for stationary swimming.

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Custom Fountains Inc.
4300 State Route 42, Mason Ohio 45040
(513) 398-1447, 1-800-563-5628, FAX: (513) 398-5141
www.customfountains.com

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Therapy Equipment

Flotation Rings - Provide security for flotation, for stretches and Bad Ragaz techniques. Great for added buoyancy and UE/shoulder comfort in water (especially vertical positioning in deep water).

Flotation Belts - Can be used around the waist in deep or shallow water. Belts provide flotation for vertical positioning but usually require the client to provide correct alignment. They are often used for core stability in trunk stabilization clients. With the clients in the supine position the belt positions under and around the hips and can prevent excessive rotation. With the client in the prone position it positions under and around the pelvis and can prevent excessive lordotic curvature rotation.

Fillable Bar Bells - Can be utilized for water resistance without water inside and for proprioceptive work with water inside.

Buoyant Hand Bars - Provide balance and stability for walking, upper body strength and abdominal work. Get long and short styles, and small and big buoyancy pods. Thirty-inch swim bars are good for sitting (on bar) exercises like bicycling for hamstring or quad isolation, trunk stabilization exercises, and for vertical stabilization exercises in the deep water.

Ankle Weights - Helps keep CVA client's leg down for relearning balance and stability.

Short-tippped Fins/Flippers - A must for ankle rehab as they can be used to provide resistance during most ankle motions. Used for gait training, ankle strengthening and flexibility, and strengthening tibialis anterior for dorsiflexion.

Resistant Bands and Tubing - Used for added resistance, strengthening, coordination challenges, proprioceptive challenges for LEs by UE workouts (i.e. one leg stance with alternating punches).

Kick Boards - Good for trunk stabilization exercises, for isolation of LE exercise, and can serve as a balance board.

Masks and snorkel (with removal mouthpiece) - For neutral spine positioning during prone exercise and Bad Ragaz/PNF techniques.

Gloves - Good for lower level resistance for UE injuries and conditioning.

Noodles - For Jahara Technique, LE conditioning, balance, and UE support.

Cervical Collars - Provide neck comfort and neutral support for any supine exercises well as minimize water flow to the patient's ears.

Various Therapeutic Waterwear - Examples include flotation suit, shoes, neoprene vest, or specialty suits. Provide stability, flotation, warmth and/or simple on and off for clients.

Platforms - Provide comfort and stability for adults and children in standing, seated and horizontal positioning.  

Courtesy of
Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute