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AUTOMATIC POOL COVERS T&A’s AquaTop solution has become a well-known brand across Europe

Effortless Pool Coverups Are No Secret Increasingly seen as an essential rather than just a luxury, the introduction of a pool cover is an obvious and logical step to help owners save money and make pool ownership ‘greener’. An automatic cover goes a step further by providing a labour saving and stylish solution with the additional benefits of built in safety. With further innovations in the sector, there’s now more choice than ever and we take a closer look at what’s on offer By Karen Witney


utomatic pool covers are a must if budget allows. There are a good many to choose from and they are equally desirable for installation in home or commercial pools. Not only do they make uncovering the pool for use simple with little to no manual effort necessary but they also look good when over the pool and completely disappear into their respective housing when the family, visitors or paying customers are swimming. Available in a range of colours and materials the covers blend attractively into any pool surroundings. As well as aesthetics and ease of use there are other practical considerations such as cost savings on water treatment, heating and maintenance. There are automatic covers that are designed specifically with safety as the priority but other designs can also double up as safety covers if certain modifications are carried out in the pool.

T&A – PARTNERS FOR AUTOMATIC SWIMMING POOL COVERS Founded in 1995, Technics & Applications (T&A) is now one of the leading pool cover manufacturers in Europe. Their AquaTop 65-68_SPN_Apr_17_Pool_Covers.indd 65

solution has become a wellknown brand and the reason why is quite obvious – it has become unthinkable and even unreasonable having a pool without a cover. AquaTop offers safety, cuts 80% of heating costs and minimises the use of chemicals when the pool is covered. AquaTop is an automatic slatted cover with profiles made out of PVC or polycarbonate. The new ‘premium clean profile’ is one of the most insulating profiles on the market with a U-value of 3,8 W/m²K. It’s a 4-chamber extruded profile manufactured from PC with a very high resistance to hailstones; optimised UV resistance and increased buoyancy making the pool cover extremely safe. Because of the special hinge and openings in the end caps, maintenance and cleaning are minimised offering full comfort. T&A offers a wide range of top mounted and integrated covers. In new pools the

Outdoor pool situated in attractive walled relaxation area benefits from the effective installation of T & A’s AquaTop automatic slatted cover

automatic pool cover and its mechanism can be perfectly integrated making it invisible when the cover is closed. As a pool cover is an important product and investment for the future, T&A choose to offer the best quality product only using high performance raw materials and stainless steel and by doing so they ensure a long life span and durability. On top of this, the company only sell their products through their

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2017  

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 2017  

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...