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The Secret’s Out... Clever Cover-ups Are Key Pool Essentials Increasingly seen as an essential rather than a luxury, the introduction of a pool cover is an obvious and logical step to help owners save money and make pool ownership ‘greener’. Automatic covers go a step further by providing a stylish and labour saving solution with the additional benefit 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 in 2019 By Karen Witney


ot all cover-ups are the kind that conjure up shady characters whispering in dark corners (or in the House of Commons!). Some are positively welcome, particularly when it comes to pool cover-ups. Designed to make life easier for the pool owner or operator and at the same time improving water quality, is it any wonder that automatic pool covers are becoming de rigueur in both the commercial and domestic market. These covers are as varied as they are dependable with manufacturers constantly seeking ways to improve both in quality and operation. And, as you will see from the companies featured, that is no secret!

AL FRESCO POOLS UNIQUE COVERSEAL TECHNOLOGY Coverseal’s unique flexible cover stays tensioned at all times. Its design is based on the combination of an innovative material and the protection of a number of patents, allowing it to operate by simultaneously extending and sealing the membrane. The choice of material is a PVC membrane from the Serge Ferrari Precontraint range. Dimensionally stable and tear-resistant, the membrane can also withstand various forms

of potential damage, such as pollution and UV rays. Coverseal’s energy efficiency provides water that’s always warmer. Once the Coverseal cover is closed, it does not come into contact with the water in the pool and forms a cushion of air that envelops and protects the pool. It acts as a heat shield stretched above the pool, which is cooler (especially at night time, when the temperature difference is increased). Around the clock protection means that: • During daytime... Coverseal stops the water cooling down by preventing contact with the breeze • During night time... Coverseal stops the surface water cooling down in contact with colder air. The heat from solar energy stored during the day is retained, so you can take a dip in the evening or first thing in the morning • Anytime... Coverseal limits evaporation, providing a simple, environmentally friendly way to maintain the water level in the pool and control the various maintenance parameters and pH. Coverseal is equally at home over an indoor pool. According to the manufacturer, no Al-Fresco’s Coverseal automatic pool cover is wrinkle free due to its patented ability to operate by simultaneously extending and sealing the membrane 71-72+74-76_SPN_April_2019_Automatic_Covers.indd 71

other flexible cover limits evaporation to the same degree as the Coverseal airtight cover – specially designed to keep the membrane properly tensioned and sealed, it is the ideal solution for indoor pools.

Certikin’s new Roldeck Eclipse slats contain a special layer of UV protection, are available in five colours, three of which shown here, and offer solar gain

NEW FOR 2019 – ROLDECK ECLIPSE SLATS FROM CERTIKIN The new Roldeck Eclipse slats are an exciting new range recently added to Certikin’s Roldeck portfolio. The Eclipse slats have a special layer of UV protection, plus a new chamber design, which helps prevent the growth and appearance of algae. Available in five colours, three of which feature solar gain and all come with a five-year pro-rata warranty. The Roldeck Easy Cover for deck mount installations has become increasingly popular in the last couple of years. Available as a solar powered or full electronic system, it is an ideal solution if space around the pool is limited. It is suitable for pools up to

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2019  

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 2019  

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...