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Automatically And Effectively Sheltered Pools Providing a labour saving and stylish solution with the additional benefits of built in safety, automatic pool covers are increasingly seen as an essential rather than just a luxury for many pool owners. Their use is also an obvious and logical step that helps owners save money and makes pool ownership ‘greener’. With additional innovations in the sector for 2016, there’s now more choice than ever and we take a closer look at what’s on offer By Karen Witney


t’s a fact that swimming pools need to be covered when not in use and whilst a bubble cover or a manual option will do the job, they just don’t have the advantages of a fully automatic cover up. Price wise, automatic covers do hit the pocket a fair bit harder but they will see the pool through many years of use, plus many have the edge in the looks department. Safety wise there are automatic covers that are manufactured and installed with it specifically in mind. Other designs can be installed and double as safety covers if certain modifications are carried out in the pool. Believe it or not, there are even covers available that cover the covers themselves through the closed season!

ASTRALPOOL OFFER NEW SLATTED COVER IN 2016 AstralPool UK are pleased to announce for 2016 the launch of the Hydrodeck slatted pool cover. Completely re-engineered, the innovative slatted pool cover range is available to the UK water leisure market exclusively through the Hampshire based distributor. As well as offering superior and proven energy-saving credentials, Hydrodeck covers are available in a choice of polycarbonate or PVC slats and comprehensive spares are stocked and are easily accessible on short lead times. Hydrodeck has everything – fully automated operation, safety, heating, insulation and new innovative build in options. The strong slats provide effective, environmentally friendly heating of the water and Hydrodeck pool covers can be fitted perfectly into the surroundings of the swimming pool with the aid of made-to- 69-72_SPN_Apr_16_Auto_Pool_Covers_rev.indd 69

In 2016, AstralPool UK are now supplying the completely re-engineered Hydrodeck slatted pool cover and HydroBench system

measure build in and build on systems. Once installed, operation takes place by means of a simple key switch or a wireless remote control. A great example of the innovation can be seen in the provision of the ‘Hydrobench’. With the HydroBench system, slats can be concealed under its housing. The product is robustly constructed from stainless steel consoles covered with aluminium finishing and profiles and is suitable for heavy loads. The motor is an in-tube motor specifically developed for above-ground systems. The aluminium parts are powder coated in grey or white.

UK MANUFACTURED AQUAMAT AUTOMATIC COVERS Aquamat have been manufacturing their range of automatic pool covers since 2001. They have a comprehensive range of top quality slatted covers, for pit, cave or floor bench installations. Not only do they cut and end out slats, they also fabricate all their own stainless parts. There is an extensive range of colours in both PVC and polycarbonate, with free display/presentation boxes available, which they are happy to send

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2016  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2016  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...