Installations

Concept of an underwater pool cover

Underwater pool covers are without any doubt the most elegant solution for covering swimming pools, since their use does in no way affect the idyllic landscape of the swimming pool. While the opened cover lies directly on the surface of the water, it disappears discreetly under water when it is rolled up. The electrical drive is mounted directly in the pool and can thus easily be retrofitted or modified. The long-term operation under water poses a basic requirement with respect to the drive: absolute watertightness!

Covering pools - why?

  • A pool cover ensures more safety for people and for animals.
  • The use of pool covers reduces significantly water contamination.
  • Covering the pools allows saving a large part of maintenance costs for energy (heating / air drying in case of indoor pools) and water treatment (chemicals and cleaning), a suitable pool even helps heating the pool up.

 

Underwater pool cover roll-up systems

Underwater pool covers allow covering not only rectangular standard pools, but also most of the free-shape pools.
Various solutions are available, depending on the structural requirements and the personal preferences (see ex. 1-7).


Example 1
 

Example 2
 

Example 3
 

Example 4
 

Example 5
 

Example 6
 

Example 7
   

 

Retrofitting

Underwater pool cover roll-up systems equipped with a drive mounted directly inside the winding shaft can easily be retrofitted in existing pools, either with a flange screwed in the sidewall in case of concrete or masonry pools (ex.1), or mounted between two stainless steel plates for liner or GRP pools (ex.2).


Example 1

Example 2

 

 

Conclusion

Underwater pool cover roll-up systems offer many advantages compared with other solutions:

  • The pool cover is only visible when it is in use.
  • Also irregular pool shapes can be covered perfectly.
  • Retrofitting or modifying is generally possible without any problem.

So why are not all pool systems equipped with underwater pool cover roll-up systems? One of the reasons is the fact that, with this construction, the drive is installed constantly under water, and that, with time, many drives loose their most important characteristic - watertightness.

Framo Morat's PoolCoverDrive, equipped with the Aquaseal Technique puts an end to this weakness. The structural design of the drive and the use of high-quality materials ensure long-term watertightness - and therefore make the underwater pool cover roll-up systems all the more attractive.

Learn more on the following pages.