Ficore® composite – the amazing material that makes our pools outstanding in every way

K.D.Brainin Founder & Director
Blog: 23.01.2023

Water birth pools made from Ficore composite offer a range of benefits over those made from traditional materials like fibreglass or acrylic.

Ficore composite is a proprietary material exclusive to Active Birth pools that is  designed to enhance the performance and safety of water birth pools, bringing together a unique set of properties that address the specific needs of birthing environments.

Heat Retention and Comfort:

Ficore composite has superior heat retention capabilities, which means water in a Ficore pool maintains its temperature up to seven times longer than pools made from other materials.

This is not only more comfortable for the mother but also reduces the need for additional heating, making the birthing process more energy-efficient​​.

Strength, Durability, and Safety:

Ficore is considerably stronger and more durable than both acrylic and fiberglass.

Its surface is 50% harder, providing a high degree of structural integrity that prevents flexing, buckling, bowing, or shape changes under pressure.

This ensures the pool can withstand heavy use, especially important in hospital settings where pools are used frequently​​​​ and exposed to harsh cleaning and disinfection regimes.

Hygienic and Easy to Clean:

The material’s non-porous nature makes it less susceptible to bacteria and easier to clean, an essential factor in preventing infections in a birthing environment.

Additionally, Ficore’s unique properties allow for intricate shapes that fully serve the needs of mothers and midwives, including features that aid in hygiene and infection control, like integrated handrails and smooth surfaces without crevices where bacteria can hide​​​​.

Tactile and Slip-Resistant:

Ficore pools are designed to be tactile and warm to the touch, providing a comforting and secure environment for the mother.

The material’s high adhesion factor reduces the risk of slipping, making it safer for both the mother and healthcare providers during the birthing process​​.

Award-Winning Design and Functionality:

The design and functionality of Ficore water birth pools have been recognised with awards, highlighting their quality, beauty, and innovative features.

These pools provide mothers with the space to move freely and comfortably, supporting natural birthing positions.

The ergonomic design, including wide, comfortable rims and integrated safety seats, enhances the birthing experience for both the mother and attending healthcare professionals​​.

In conclusion, water birth pools made from Ficore composite offer unparalleled benefits in terms of comfort, safety, hygiene, and durability compared to traditional materials like fibreglass and acrylic.

These advantages make Active Birth Pools a superior choice for birthing environments, providing a safer, more comfortable, and more hygienic option for water births.

Superior material results in superior safety, value and performance

Winner – Building Better Healthcare Awards

Winner – European Design Awards !


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