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Pool Covers Cape Town

We install high quality pool covers in Cape Town

With Water restrictions in place the City of Cape Town are encouraging all pool owners to invest in pool covers, here is a bit more information on the products we offer. 

The pool covers/pool blankets are made of a special heavily UV Stabilized plastic ( Polyethylene ) to resist the effect of the ultra violet light from the sun and float on your pool water surface. The pool covers are manufactured in a square and then brought to site and trimmed to the shape of the pool on site, hence they do not cover the paving but instead are neat and tidy in the pool area.

They are not a safety pool cover but offer the following special properties:

  1. Reduction in water evaporation of up to 100% when on the pool.
  2. Reduction of chemical losses in proportion to the above
  3. Warmer pool temperature of up to 12°c, this enhances opportunity for increased use of the pool.
  4. Elimination of all leaves and sand blowing into pool during windy conditions thereby reducing the amount of cleaning required.
  5. Life span of up to 7-10 years depending on the pool cover material chosen.
  6. 12 - 36 months guarantee on materials used in manufacture, depending on the material chosen.
  7. Reduces the carbon footprint of the swimming pool by using less energy to heat and clean the pool. The cover is water-wise too, given the reduction in evaporation. Chlorine naturally dissipates in sunlight and can cause greenhouse gas emissions, but with the cover fitted this is prevented, thus saving water.


We offer the following types of blanket materials:

Standard 500 Micron

Geobubble 400 Micron

Solgaurd+ 500 Micron

Increase pool temp by approx. 5 – 7 degrees

Increase pool temp by approx. 5 - 7 degrees

Increase pool temp by approx. 10 – 12 degrees

Reduces evaporation by 98% when blanket in use

Reduces evaporation by 98% when blanket in use

Reduces evaporation by 98% when blanket in use

5 – 6 year life span

3-5 year life span

7 – 8 year life span

18 Month warranty

12 Month warranty

36 Month warranty

Standard Pool Cover


GeoBubble Pool Covers


Solgaurd Pool Cover


Please see our guide to measuring your pool at the bottom of the page


The Energy-saving Safety Cover

Energy-saving and child safety benefits from a single pool cover.
Until now, a pool was only considered truly energy-efficient if covered with an thermal range. These covers are not recommended as a way to secure the pool for children safety. The Energy-saving Safety Cover is a new cover which has been designed to offer the best of both these bestselling covers – a 50% reduction in energy loss as well as a 225kg weight tolerance to prevent child drownings.

How does the Energy-saving Safety Cover save power?
Cover the pool with one or our StoneGrey or Blue Solid Safety Covers, this causes light entry to stop (light being what algae needs to grow). Leaves, debris and dust collect on the cover rather than in the water where they typically rot and alter pH, and need to be filtered out.

How does the Energy-saving Safety Cover keep children safe?
This cover effectively creates a physical barrier over the water to prevent child access, conforming to international safety standards as it supports the weight of two adults and a child (225kg). The durable solid safety cover is supported across the pool by aluminium battens that are secured into the material of the cover. A simple tamper-proof ratchet device is used to create the tension required.

Some of the Benefits of the pool cover

  • Reduce filtration/pump time by up to 50%: filtration is still required for aeration and eradicating minor impurities but pump time can be halved which makes for considerable power savings. The average domestic pool pump consumes 12% of the household’s total electricity. The Energy-saving Safety Cover reduces this by half.
  • Child safety: withstands weights of up to 225kg (two adults and a child). Great for pet safety too.
  • Reduce water evaporation by 98%+: water evaporation is reduced, curbing water loss and conserving this precious natural resource. An average pool (8m x 4m) can lose up to 38 400 litres of water if left uncovered. Remember, it requires power to pump water to your home so this also helps reduce your municipality’s load demand.
  • Reduce chemical consumption by up to 60%: with less algae growth, less chlorine is needed with an Energy-saving Safety Cover. The cover also prevents chlorine from evaporating in sunlight.
  • Reduce debris contamination: the Energy-saving Safety Cover cover prevents dirt, droppings and leaves from entering the water, reducing the need for filtration. Water aesthetics and hygiene are greatly improved.
  • Hibernate the pool: can be used to put the pool away and reduce maintenance for extended periods of time. This may be when the pool is closed over winter or if you are going away for long periods or if you simply don’t want the pool anymore.
  • Save money: by using less energy, less chemicals and less water, this cover pays for itself in 18 months.


Features

 

  • Colours: available in Blue with a Black underside, or StoneGrey with a Black underside.
  • Simplicity of design and ease of use: supported across the pool by aluminium battens that are secured into the Solid Safety Cover, one end is anchored into place with removable anchor bolts. The opposite end has corresponding ratchets which allow the cover to be tightened.
  • Tamper-proof: the lockable strapping system makes it difficult for a small child to tamper with or attempt to release the cover.
  • Drainage system: a common drawback with first generation or hooks and eyelet PVC covers is that rain or sprinkler water can collect on top of the pool cover, forming a small pool that curious toddlers may be tempted to play in. Our second generation Solid Safety Cover features drainage holes to eliminate these pools forming on top of the cover.
  • Durable: made from 550-600 gsm PVC, aluminium battens and industrial strength stainless steel ratchets.
  • Automation options: for added convenience, the Energy-Saving Safety Cover can be semi automated with EasyRoll – a motorised Rollup Station that aids the use of larger covers.
Cape Town pool covers for larger pools


Roll Station

Where pools are over 7 metres in length, a cover can require extra manpower to operate. The Jupiter Rollup Station for thermal covers adds convenience as well as a cover storage solution.

Benefits

  • Ease of use: makes the cover easy to place on and take off the pool.
  • Storage: because the Rollup Station ensures correct storage, the cover’s lifespan is extended.
  • Water savings: reduces the amount of water lost due to run off when removing a thermal cover.


Features

  • The delux station is made from aluminium and stainless steel
  • Standard station has an aluminium pole and plastic feet
  • Attachment kit and leading edge kit with reinforcing material on the pool cover ensure quality connections with the Rollup Station.
  • Secured to paving by stainless steel anchor bolt and ground anchor.
  • Delux on castors/wheels for easy movement.


Warranty

Rollup Station has a one year warranty

Delux rollup station

Pool Cover rollup station

Standard rollup station

Standard Pool Cover rollup station


Guide to measuring your pool size

When quoting on a pool cover, we need the longest length and widest width.

Covers come in a rectangular shape and we cut to shape on site.

Below is a diagram of how you can measure your shaped pool.