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STYLISH AND PRACTICAL POOL COVERS

THE DOWNUNDER WAY

Investing in a pool cover is a smart move – they’re stylish, practical and drastically reduce your maintenance and energy costs. Covers are also fast becoming a legal requirement if your pool is heated with gas or electricity. A thermal blanket is the ultimate choice for pool owners, as it will trap heat and slash the energy consumption of pools that are heated by gas or electricity.

A thermal blanket can even keep heat in the pool overnight, which is an added benefit if your pool is heated with solar technology or nothing at all. Perfect for extending the swim season, and a safe and affordable option for families, all of Sunbather’s covers carry the Smart Approved WaterMark in recognition of their water-saving capabilities.

The main issue pool owners have when choosing a cover is finding one that is stylish and doesn’t get in the way. Thankfully, Sunbather has developed a patented cover that addresses these issues and more. The Sunbather Downunder’s roller and blanket can be encased in its own PVC housing that sits below the pool deck, completely out of sight.

Alternatively, they can be installed in a cavity constructed from timber, concrete or any suitable building material that fits within your outdoor design aesthetic, and can be located in timber decks or paved areas.

This pool cover is popular with pool builders because of the ease and simplicity of the installation, and the fact it will not detract from the pool design. This system is very cost-effective and can be easily built into renovated or new pool deck areas. The Sunbather Downunder requires almost no structural change to the existing pool and can accommodate most common shapes; it can even be used on many old freeform pools.

When the pool is open, the cover will sit below a stylish, flush-fitting lid that’s strong enough to walk on but light enough to lift. When the cover is on the pool, the lid closes again and only the straps connecting the roller and cover are visible, sitting neatly flat against the pool deck. Sunbather can offer a range of coloured finishes for the lids.

The cover of choice for pool builders, the Downunder is a state-of-the-art cover system that is surprisingly affordable. Out of sight and out of the way, all of Sunbather’s products are revolutionising the pool cover industry.

Project 1

DISCREET SOLUTIONS

THE BEST OPTION FOR A SAFE, WARM AND CLEAN POOL

As one of Australia’s leading solar pool heating and retention cover specialists, Sunbather services both domestic and commercial installations year-round. On this project, Sunbather’s engineers had a pit constructed in the base of the pool. The motorised roller sits inside this pit. A fibreglass reinforced plastic grate covers the pit to give a seamless look and feel to the pool floor. When retracted the entire cover rolls up inside this pit out of sight and out of the way. When the pool is no longer being used, the cover rises from the pit to the surface and glides across the pool to completely seal it (see the main image on the next page).

The cover is constructed from CVX foam-filled slats. These sleek-looking slats ensure safety for families with small children, without compromising on aesthetic appeal. The owners of this pool were very focused on family safety. A Sunbather Automatic Security Blanket was selected because it has floating, interlocking slats that open and close with the simple turn of a removable key switch, forming a rigid surface across the pool. This makes it one of the safest pool covers in the world. The cover will support the weight of a child if they were to inadvertently stray into the pool area, and for added security the key-lock operating system means the cover cannot be retracted without your consent.

The Sunbather Automatic Security Blanket locks in the pool’s warmth overnight, so you are able to swim earlier each day and enjoy the pool year-round. Designed to conserve energy, not consume it, the security blanket will reduce the need for any heating fuels, which in turn reduces the production of damaging greenhouse gases.

For those wanting to ensure they have a clean and clear pool, the interlocking slats keep out leaves, dust and litter. For indoor pools they all but eliminate the evaporation and condensation that can cause corrosion to the building superstructure.

If you want a pool cover that is one of the best on the market, keeping your pool safe, warm and clean throughout the year, call Sunbather or contact the company through its website.

Project 2

POOL COVER SOLUTIONS

ENERGY-EFFICIENT POOL PROTECTION

Sunbather understands the importance of pool covers in keeping your pool clean, warm and safe throughout the year. Pool covers drastically reduce evaporation and save water, and also help to trap heat in pools that are heated by gas or electricity and slash energy consumption.

Sunbather considers the thermal blanket to be the best option when it comes to pool covers, as it stores heat overnight so that even solar heated pools and pools with no heating can remain warm and extend your swimming season into the cooler months.

While a pool cover is a valuable asset to your outdoor area, it can often detract from the sleek, modern aesthetics you’re trying to achieve. The roller and cover can take up space in your pool’s surrounding area, often getting in the way of children’s play areas or blocking your view. Sunbather’s Downunder pool cover, which recently won the 2014 Product of the Year at the Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA) Awards of Excellence, solves these problems with a stainless steel roller that sits in a cavity below the pool deck at the end of the pool.

The Sunbather Downunder pool cover encases the roller and blanket in a PVC housing that sits below the pool deck, completely out of sight. The cavity can be constructed from timber, concrete or any suitable building material that fits within your outdoor design aesthetic, and can be located in timber decks or paved areas.

This pool cover is popular with pool builders because of the ease and simplicity of the installation, and the fact it will not detract from the pool design. This system is very cost-effective and can be easily built into renovated or new pool deck areas. The Sunbather Downunder requires almost no structural change to the existing pool and can accommodate most common shapes; it can even be used on many old freeform pools.

When the pool is open, the cover will sit below a stylish, flush-fitting lid that’s strong enough to walk on but light enough to lift. When the cover is on the pool the lid closes again and only the straps connecting the roller and cover are visible, sitting flat against the pool deck. Sunbather can offer a range of coloured finishes for the lids.