From a modest back garden pool to an Olympic-proportioned swimming zone, not covering a pool when it is not in use, is equal to pouring liquid gold down the main swimming pool drain.
In today’s energy efficient times – an unforgiveable sin. Covers not only reduce evaporation, but they also offer additional safety, reduce chemical consumption and reduce cleaning time by keeping dirt and debris out of the pool. What’s more, a fully automated cover system completely cover the pool in a matter of minutes simply at the touch of a button.
“I would estimate that one in three pools in the UK has some form of automated cover,” reveals Steve Martin of Paramount Pool Products.
“For automated systems, the fabric versus slatted covers are pretty much on par in terms of overall build cost. The slatted systems tend to be slightly cheaper but pit construction and lid coverings tend to offset any savings that are made.”
Paramount Pool Products are the sole UK importers of Aquamatic hydraulic pool safety covers. One of the quickest operational covers on the market, all Aquamatic covers come with a 20 year limited warranty on the drive mechanism.
“Automated covers are mechanical and they require servicing,” urges Steve. “Preventative maintenance is key to prolonging the life expectancy and to make sure that expensive breakdowns are avoided. “We have two dedicated two-man teams to offer installation and break down service. Having yearly training seminars enable our dealers to train their own staff and offer the right back-up support.”
Steve advises that having the right brochure material and above all understanding the mechanics of how each system works is imperative for the installer. “To the consumer every cover looks the same so it is fundamental that the pool dealer coveys the merit of each system,” says Steve.
“Ultimately, investing in a display cover system enables the dealer to show the safety benefits by example as the potential consumer can walk on the cover and see the mechanics in operation.”
Paramount’s Hidden Leading Edge system is fast becoming the company’s bestselling product. Doing exactly as it says on the tin, when the cover is off the pool it is near impossible to see it.
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