Unique installation possibilities
On pools that have a straight end or side, slatted covers can deploy from a recess behind the pool (similar to a track-type cover). Or, on existing pools, the mechanism can be located at one end or side as long as it is straight.
In the traditional mount, if the pool is a skimmer type, the installation specification calls for a stainless steel beam to carry the load of the front of the masonry that is used to conceal the pool cover recess. This beam can be covered with tile to provide a cohesive finish with the cover deploying through a small slot beneath the lid.
For pools without a straight end or side, e.g. dual roman ends, oval, freeform, or a perimeter overflow, the most effective installation method is from an ‘in-floor’ position. This type of application can be from any position in the pool floor; however, the only condition is the floor must be level in that area.
The in-floor cover is hidden by a hydraulic-powered lid made of 316L stainless steel and is engineered to accept any pool finish for a virtually seamless appearance, assuming the pool is open (uncovered). When the key is turned to close the cover, the in-floor lid opens. Once it is completely open, a drum mechanism rotates to deploy the pool cover slats. These systems are also equipped with a limit switch to shut the system down in the open and close end of travel.
The most unique attribute of the slats is they can be cut to any converging shape and, therefore, can match a radius end. This ability provides automation on pool designs that previously could not accept an automatic cover. Another benefit is esthetics; with cutting-edge contemporary designs, the clean lines are pleasing to the eye in function and form.