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The Ultimate Season Extenders

When it comes to enclosures, Certikin cater for every possible permutation including low level, high level, lean to, fixed and sliding options

This summer has proved once again that there’s only one way to ensure uninterrupted outdoor pool use in the UK – and that’s to cover pools up! For commercial and domestic pools around the country, an enclosure will provide year round swimming and in addition, will improve safety whilst reducing both maintenance and running costs. There’s no doubt that having one is an investment, but an enclosure means owners can maximise the potential of their pool. From the big to the small and to suit any pool, we take a look at the available options By Karen Witney


n enclosure lets swimming pool owners bring the outside in and its easy to demonstrate to customers the huge advantages that installing one brings. Static or telescopic, manual or motorised these super shelters are the definitive in practicality... and good looking to boot. Let’s face it, our summers are often ridiculously and disappointingly short and whist an outdoor pool is a fabulous addition to any garden or leisure facility, poor weather can swiftly spoil the fun and send swimmers running for shelter. But what if that shelter could be provided over the pool so that those enjoyable activities can continue uninterrupted? A pool enclosure is of course the answer. These attractive and versatile cover-ups are the perfect pool addition and as well as extending the season, they will also prevent heat loss, cut 61-64_SPN_Oct_2016_Enclosures_Feature.indd 61

down on chemical consumption and bar windblown debris from entering the pool, allow the owner time to enjoy their leisure time investment rather than spend precious extra hours on maintenance. Safety is of prime importance and an enclosure precludes access to children, pets or other uninvited visitors. Coming in many shapes and sizes and manufactured for use on domestic or commercial facilities an enclosure is the only option when rain threatens to stop play! Hot tub enclosures are equally attractive and like their more generously proportioned relatives they will add flexibility and protection. The exterior of the tub will benefit from the shelter an enclosure provides, shielding it from the elements and acting as a wind break. The glazing offers a level of privacy whilst still allowing users to enjoy surrounding views throughout the day and stargazing when the skies darken.

THE SECRET OF SUMMIT’S SUCCESS Summit Leisure are one of the UK’s leading suppliers and installers of telescopic and static swimming pool enclosures. With many hundreds of buildings under their belt throughout the UK, they supply and install buildings in both the domestic and commercial sectors. The secret of their success, according to Managing Director Graham Kelsey, is a combination of demonstrably the best product on the market plus a unique and incredibly diligent approach to customer service. The Summit Leisure Algarve Aqua telescopic building has an exclusive trackless design, which means that the company can install their enclosures without the need for any unsightly and potentially hazardous tracks or rails being fixed to the pool surround. This is a hugely important feature as pool owners often invest significant

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) October 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) October 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...