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AUTOMATIC DOMESTIC POOL COVERS

Automatic Pool Cover-ups Providing Safety And Style The installation of a pool cover is an obvious and logical step to make domestic pool ownership ‘greener’ and reduce running costs. Automatic pool covers go a step further by providing an effortless and stylish solution with the additional benefits of safety built in. With further innovations and numerous brands in the sector, there’s now more choice than ever and we take a closer look at what’s on offer in 2021 By Jon Wadeson

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ith so many companies now operating within the sector, when it comes to automatic pool covers, there’s a wide array of brands, materials and colours to choose, meaning even the most discerning of clients are bound to find the perfect solution. Automatic options are a great choice for domestic pools, saving their owners both time and effort in terms of maintenance, plus they make opening and closing the pool as simple as pushing a button. Technology wise, they are fully up to speed too, with many being controllable remotely from a smartphone or similar device. These covers are as varied as they are dependable with manufacturers constantly seeking ways to improve their offerings both in terms of quality and operation. With plenty of options on offer, this issue, we take a look at some of the stylish coverups that are available for the domestic market in 2021.

TOP OFF ANY POOL WITH AQUATOP FROM T&A T&A’s AquaGuard next generation safety cover is gaining success rapidly as more and more customers become convinced of its benefits. The cover closes the pool hermetically and thanks to the buoyancy of the water underneath the fabric, it will provide safety for both children and adults. Available in both white and anthracite grey, the control unit of the hydraulic drive has also optimised and the cover can now be controlled using an attractive and user-friendly

touchscreen. The control unit is equipped with relay outputs to control the dosing of chlorine and/or the speed of the filtration pump based on the position of the cover. If a smart, slatted option is required, T&A’s AquaTop automatic pool cover comes with a control box Version 6G and COVERU app. The company’s control box is well-known for its reliability and user-friendliness with programmable options enabling owners to connect and control supplementary devices. The control box can also be easily connected to intelligent pool controls (e.g. OSPA, Propulsion etc). As T&A do not make use of any specific protocol, their control unit is compatible with all house automation systems too. With the user-friendly T&A COVERU app, the AquaTop slatted cover can now be controlled using a smartphone. The app allows adding multiple users but grants the administrator full control over the assignment of specific rights to each person. All activities are logged and based on personally selected alarm indicators, and users can monitor all activities remotely. Thanks to a personal code, unauthorised use of the cover is avoided. The COVERU app works in combination with T&A’s COVERU controller which needs a 230V AC power supply (adaptor included) and needs to be connected to a local Wi-Fi network.

UK MADE ENSURES QUALITY AND AVAILABILITY FOR AQUATRAC Aquatrac is the longest established and one of most widely respected safety cover manufacturers, and their covers boast several

unique features. The company is British owned and their products are UK made with the majority of parts manufactured and assembled in the company’s factory in Essex – this guarantees product quality and availability. The Aquatrac high impact extruded UPVC tracking system is the only one of its kind and is available in a choice of colours and offers a far superior finish to the more commonly used aluminium tracks. In addition, it doesn’t suffer from corrosion or deterioration caused by swimming pool chemicals and is covered by a ten year fair play warranty. In addition to their standard range, Aquatrac are now able to offer a number of design variations mostly related to leading edge beams, pit finishes and track levels. These have been introduced to accommodate the multitude of tile finishes and freeboard details commonly required today. The Aquatrac cover itself is high gloss UV resistant PVC, encasing a high tensile polyester mesh which provides a safe insulating barrier to a pool. It is available in a wide choice of colours as standard and carries a seven year warranty. The drive unit has been developed over 30 years and is one of the most reliable available. The low voltage unit is supplied via cable from the control panel in the plant room. There are no dangerous electrics near the pool and no hydraulic hoses filled with oil either. The drive unit is also covered for up to ten years by the fair play warranty. Lastly, Aquatrac’s pull cords are high tensile stainless steel stranded wire, far

T&A’s AquaGuard next generation safety cover is gaining success rapidly as more and more customers become convinced of its benefits

Aquatrac are now able to offer a number of design variations mostly related to leading edge beams, pit finishes and track levels

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