Coverstar completes pool transformation…
This stunning, refurbished pool, in rural Warwickshire, bears no resemblance to the dilapidated pool that greeted Gareth Lancaster of Simplex Pools when he was first given the task of transforming it into ‘a luxury family pool’ for all-year-round use. Planning meetings with the owners and much hard grafting by the Simplex team, and 12 weeks later, the restoration was complete.
The original pool was a Buster Crabbe – a very old panel pool from the early 1990s which had a 20-year-old liner that had degraded but the foundations were still structurally sound. In order to accommodate the complexity of the steps and the installation of a safety cover, a bag liner was ruled out. The Certikin team set about on-site lining the 38ft by 20ft pool using Touch Elegance textured vinyl.
With young children and pets in the family, Certikin’s Coverstar safety cover was a natural choice. Supporting the weight of adults, it uses the premium quality Ultra Guard III vinyl composite, rather than the industry-standard vinyl, popular with other manufacturers.
The seamlessly integrated cover system is super-easy to operate and provides maximum safety (complies with French safety standard NFP90-308) without compromising the pool’s appearance. The high level of UV resistance offered by Ultra Guard III considerably reduces the level of colour fading compared to standard vinyl, plus it has high resistance to chlorine, acid, ozone and other pool chemicals.
Furthermore, instead of using sewn webbing (which often proves to be the weak area of the cover), Coverstar uses an exclusive patented process to heat seal the webbing, prolonging the cover’s life and improving the overall quality operation. Independent tests show this process is more than twice as strong as competitors’ webbing sewn to the cover.
The heat-sealed webbing is also colour matched to the fabric to create a beautiful finish. Certikin installed the cover in a pit with extended commercial brackets so that the coping stones would over-hang the pit wall. “The Coverstar not only gives us peace of mind and looks great,” says the owner. “What really impressed us are its energy-saving properties, especially given the fact we heat the pool all year round.”
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