- Slat Material / Design
- Roller Systems
- Motor Design
SLAT MATERIAL /
The slats used in the “ROLL A SLAT” system
are made from a high grade ‘u’ PVC rigid material
fully UV (ultra-violet) stabilized material ensuring long
life and durability suited to the harsh South African weather
Each slat is individually made to a predetermined
width and sealed at time of factory assembly with a specially
designed “END CAP” to ensure that the slat
does not allow water to enter into its cavities thus ensuring
utmost buoyancy when installed on a swimming pool.
cap serves as an added buffer-protection to the individual
slats from scraping against the swimming pool
Each slat has three (3) individual cavities
across its entire length, which, being AIRTIGHT allow for
against heat losses whilst providing for some partial
additional heating for the pool water.
Although the standard
(and most common) colour is ‘OFF-WHITE’ the
other standard colours available are ‘LIGHT BLUE’ and ‘MID
In fact the “ROLL A SLAT” could
be provided, on a made to order basis, in a range of colours
YOUR individual requirement.
The roller system is supplied in
two (2) formats, being 1, for ABOVE POOL and 2, for IN-POOL
systems. (ABOVE POOL)
For the above ground system the main
roller tube is ALUMINIUM with all hardware / shafts, bolts
Etc being Stainless Steel.
The side mounting plates are generally fabricated from mild
steel plate which is then galvanized and finished with an
electrostatic epoxy power coating, protecting against corrosion
chemicals / salt water (as in salt chlorinated pools).
stand assembly is, after assembly, enclosed by means of a
cover fabricated from a UV stabilized ABS (plastic) cover
to prevent contact with any moving parts by the user.
installed “ROLL A SLAT” system is used
on outdoor pools a variety of cover designs can be supplied
as added protection against UV conditions when the cover
is to remain in the rolled-up position for long periods.
indoor pool applications this is not considered to be a
standard requirement. (IN POOL)
The IN-POOL design main roller
tube is STAINLESS STEEL, or, in certain cases, PVC coated
anodised Aluminium (not suitable
for salt water chlorinated pools).
All other components are
standard supplied in STAINLESS STEEL or a PE (polyethylene)
synthetic material to prevent corrosion.
DRIVES ARE ALWAYS FITTED EXTERNALLY TO THE POOL
PREVENTING ANY POSSIBLE CONTACT WITH POOL WATER
If the AUTO option is used the MOTOR
drive is of a totally enclosed design operated by a 12 Volt
DC motor. This motor
is suitable for operation in Swimming Pool environments and
does NOT pose any possibilities of electric shock.
Volt motor circuits have a battery back up for use when mains
power has failed or tripped for any reason. This
ensures that the “ROLL A SLAT” will never be
in operable when mains power is unavailable.
As an added feature
each MOTOR drive is fitted with a CLUTCH
mechanism that if mains and battery power fails the cover
can be pulled on or off the pool manually.