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POOL SAFETY SYSTEMS


When retracted, the cover on DEL’s RollOver is neatly concealed as a bench sea


have the best chance of quickly initiating a successful rescue


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Reducing the risk of drowning and injuries should be the main concern to owners and operators of public access pools. Complex pool designs, glare on the water surface, inflatables, physical blind spots such as static play structures all make it difficult for the human eye to see everything which is going on in the pool particularly beneath the surface. “Facilities are under constant pressure to monitor and improve safety procedures to avoid the threats of corporate manslaughter, brand damage and decreasing budgets. “


308 safety standard and comfortably holding a weight of 100kg. Unlike other safety covers, where the whole system needs to be replaced if it should become damaged, all individual parts on the Walu cover are replaceable. The cover’s panels and anodised aluminium tubes are interchangeable and so can be replaced, if necessary, and on site so you never have to be without your pool safety system. All fabrics are of a reinforced flexible composite with an anti-abrasion treatment and all fittings are stainless steel. Furthermore, it


In some situations additional layers of safety have to be considered. A significant and proven layer of protection is swimmer safety technology which is proven, reliable, and in everyday use at facilities around the world,” says Rebecca Smith of The Swimming Pool Safety Company Ltd (SPSC). “It is important to understand that today’s modern technology cannot perform a rescue, but it can help save vital seconds if a rescue has to be initiated,” adds Rebecca.


As safety technology is now becoming more widely accepted, more operators are looking to specialist suppliers to help them comply with guidelines and directives such as EN15288.


WALU: THE THREE IN ONE COVER FROM CERTIKIN The stunning Walu cover gives you three covers for the price of one: installing one of these means you can dispense with a solar bubble cover and its reel system, a winter cover and all other safety systems as this multi-tasking cover will do it all for you!


First and foremost it is a safety cover. Manufactured to the stringent French NF P90-


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comes with a three year warranty. The cover is very easy to install and operate. It can be rolled by just one person using a geared down manual crank (or two people using two cranks for pools of at least 50 sq m). This takes less than three minutes and the cover takes up very little space. Alternatively you can purchase a Walu-Cool motorised winding system which makes removing the cover effortless. The Walu-Cool is a fully rechargeable system which needs no maintenance and is suitable for all cover sizes.


You can add a pool gate alarm, a


panic button and back gate alarm to the Safety Turtle system


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