We understand here at Simply Birth how overwhelming it can be to decide on your pool.

We receive a fair number of calls from women who just can’t decide which one to choose. Generally, I will chat to the “Mum to Be” about what her priorities are to assist her in figuring out which pool to choose.

Firstly, hands down The Birth Pool In a Box is by far the best on the market. How do we know that? Well, for 15 years we have sold the 2 leading brands of pool. This puts us in a great position to be able to evaluate the quality, returns and overall satisfaction of our customers.

Birth Pool In a Box manufactures in Medical Grade Factories and has the least returns for faults with the added bonus of having the best manufacturing guarantee’s

We do understand that sometimes budget is a major factor in your choice of pool brand but also¬† know from experience that you can’t put a price on peace of mind, knowing that the investment of a quality pool that will not tear after one use, or deflate halfway through a birth is a sound one. This is why we trust Birth Pool In A Box above all others.


The next step is to think if you need a pool for Regular use or Professional use.

The Regular Pool is for a mum to purchase who will be using it for her own birth, this pool is not intended for multi person use but should happily last a couple more sibling births, if dried and stored correctly.
The Professional Pool is for the Professional Birth Workers, Hospital, Birth Centres, Midwives, Doulas or simply to purchase to hire out as your own business ( Birth Pool in a Box Liners MUST be used with these pools, or it negates the generous manufacturing warranty)

And lastly, do you want the Regular sized pool or the Mini Sized Pool? This is where you need to start to visualise your labour and birth, as well as considering some more practical matters such as taps and water capacity.

I have found these reasons to be the most common deciding in factors for our customers :

  • How much space do you have ?
  • What is your water capacity like ?
  • Do have have fast labours ?
  • What is your budget ?
  • How tall are you ?
  • Did you want your partner in with you ?

Check out our quick and easy to use guide to help you make the best decision for you .