Private pools are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. However, especially with smaller gardens, it is often the question of space. After all, you want to swim for fun, but not at the expense of losing your garden or terrace. Also, there is the safety aspect to consider – when the pool is not in-use, safety and protection against accidents is paramount, especially for young families.
With this in mind, a new type of pool cover has been developed by French company, Walter Pool. Founded in 1992, Walter Pool has extensive experience going back 28 years in the design and manufacture of covers for swimming pools and spas.
The product ‘WaluDeck Flat’ is actually a terrace that slides over the pool and serves an additional terrace space, as well as protection from the pool when not in use. The system is usable all year round and offers the best protection with optimal use of space. The pool becomes a playground, a place to relax or a place to eat under the open sky.
Flexible, stable and weather resistant
To move forward with the concept, Walter Pool needed a solution which allowed for the various dimensions, depending on customer requirements. The frame needed to be versatile, stable, and weather-resistant and allow for easy on-site assembly.
The decision was an easy one, where Walter Pool quickly came to realise that MiniTec profile was the only solution due to its ideal modular concept.
After developing a prototype and presenting it at trade fairs, the solution is now included in the Walter Pool product range. There are two models, one for spas with the maximum dimensions of 3000 mm x 3000 mm with a maximum load of 300 kg in the middle of the cover, the other for standard pools with the maximum dimensions 6000 mm x 4000 mm, and a central load capacity of 500 kg.
When it came to marketing the product, the advantages of the MiniTec construction kit come into play. Due to the easy of construction, the company were able to offer a home-build kit for the keen DIY’ers. Allowing the customer to receive the full construction kit, including MiniTec aluminium profile and allowing customers to build all of this in the comfort of their own home.
Guillaume de Troostembergh, Managing Director of Walter Pool is extremely satisfied: “WaluDeck Flat is a perfect solution, and not just for small gardens. The MiniTec profile system is the ideal construction basis. The kit is versatile and easy to set up and allows tailor-made specification on-site.”