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POOL COVERS QUALITY MATTERS
 
Why Quality Matters


How inferior covers fail (early)
A cover is an important investment - in  terms of both time and money.
We sell thousands of covers - Many of our clients tell us of horror stories  when we help replace their old covers.
Various covers may look the same.
Fact is, they are designed and
manufactured very differently.
One may last over 8 years, the other only 2 seasons.
Take a look at this image provided by a client - their cover (purchase on eBay) after only 3 seasons.
pool cover cover quality matters
pool cover cover quality matters
1 - Poor Design from the start
Weak Points & Thin Bubble
   
Regular cover manufacturing creates a stretched bubble shape. This leads to weak points. These week points are first to fail.
Many products are fully or partly like this.
Our covers are produced with very even thickness.
Our covers concentrate the "micron thickness" at the bottom layer. This is where extra thickness is needed the most - where the covers suffers attack from pool chemicals.
pool cover cover quality matters
Most weak bubble shapes are not so obvious.
2 - Polyethylene uses inferior UV and Oxidation Inhibitors
Early UV and Chemical Damage
Poor quality covers become "brittle"
and fade, often after only a couple of seasons.
  Covers break down for two reasons :
1 - UV attack from the sun.
2 - Oxidation due to pool chemicals.
The highest quality pool covers use
polymers that:
1 - Contain the best/maximum additives to absorb/deal with UV damage,
2 - Include additional additives to deal with oxidation caused by pool chemicals.
pool cover cover quality matters
pool cover cover quality matters
Above are two examples of early disintegration - these covers have become "brittle".
The broken bubbles leave a huge mess to clean - thousands of plastic "bits".
3 - Poor Quality Control
Delamination
When buying a cover, you are trusting in the quality and control of the manufacturing process.
  Pool covers are manufactured from two layers:
 
1 - the top flat sheet,
 
2 - the bottom sheet (with the bubbles)
  When these two layers are fused together, poor quality control (e.g., inclusion of contaminants) can lead to "delamination" - separation of top and bottom layers.
 
This often becomes evident in hot weather when the bubbles expand.
pool cover cover quality matters
Take a look at this example of delamination.
You can see that water has entered the
space between the two cover layers.
A Real Warranty - How other warranties often mean little
 
An honest warranty normally provides a good indication of the pool cover's life expectancy.
At issue - Not only the money you spend on a pool cover. Keep in mind, selecting, purchasing and then installing a pool cover can be a lot of work and effort.
Something best done only every 5-8 years and not every second season.
But Unfortunately.... From our experience, the warranties of most other pool cover brands are worthless. For example:
Who do you contact?
Is there a company that will respond quickly?
What onerous requirements are there in order to make a simple claim?
* Warranties vary
   by product and
   are Pro-Rated
How do our pool cover and roller warranties work?
  Given the quality of this product, we hardly ever hear of warranty issues - despite selling thousands of items each year.
  Should however there be any issues (over the comming years), we and this major supplier provide support - Quickly and professionally.
  If in the comming years there is a warranty issue, you can either contact:
 
The manufacturer directly, or
Or ourselves dirctly - we then make all the arrangements.
  Existing Clients - Please register your warranty here :
 

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