What is the difference between PVC slats and polycarbonate slats?
Compared to PVC, the PC (polycarbonate) has three basic benefits, with which it guarantees higher degree of utility value of the slatted cover:
- It is more resistant to high temperatures (it melts at 140 °C, while PVC melts at 70 °C).
- It is more transparent.
- It is more resistant to hails (higher impact strength).
In addition to the aesthetic advantages, the polycarbonate offers improved resistance to external influences and the slatted cover achieves longer service life.
What is the best way to prepare the slatted cover for winter?
The basic rule is not to handle with slats when freezing. The slatted cover of outdoor pools is left expanded on the pool water surface or water is chemically treated, winding motor power is disconnected to prevent accidental start-up and the engine is eventually removed and mothballed for winter (must never be flooded). In addition, it is recommended to cover the entire pool together with the slatted cover with inexpensive winter canvas as a protection against leaves and other debris fallout, which can stain the slats. Alternatively, the slats are wound onto a roll, all electrical power is disconnected and the entire roller shutter winding is covered with a plastic or winter pool canvas.
Covering of an oval pool?
Using of slats for covering of oval pools is always somewhat complicated; the winding device is necessary to place to the widest point above the pool and a winch travel must be provided. Possible solutions are shown on the following pictures. Two slats are always wound onto the common winding rod.