swimming pool rollers
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If you are considering a pool cover for your pool in Spain, you will almost certainly need a pool roller to roll up the cover and remove it from the pool.
The composite parts of a swimming pool roll-up system.
A pool roller system consists of a long hollow tube over which the cover rolls. The ends of the hollow tube have an end cap to seal them off. The tube is held up by two end supports. The top of the end supports looks like the letter "Y" and that piece is called the yoke. The end piece of the tube fits into the yoke of the end support and rotates in the yoke.
In at least one of the end pieces goes the steering wheel, you turn the steering wheel to roll up the cover on the tube. The tube actually consists of two or three pieces of tube. They overlap like a telescope and slide out to the right width, where they are then clamped together to secure the width.
Between the tube and the cover there are a number of straps that connect the cover to the tube. When you first turn the wheel, the straps pull the cover off the pool and onto the tube.
The straps are attached to the roller in different ways, as we will see, and the straps are attached to the cover, usually using male/female plastic snaps and a buckle. The end stand can be permanently on the side of the pool or on wheels or castors so that you can move the whole roll. You can loosen the straps of the cover and leave the cover on the pool and remove the roller if you wish.
What you should consider!
Solar-powered rollers usually come with a set of wheels, but it's not always a given, and if you're looking for something more manoeuvrable so you can move it around or move it when the pool is in use, you'll want one with wheels. They are available in plastic or rubber.
Almost all roll-up systems in Spain are made of aluminium or stainless steel. Both materials are durable, rust- and corrosion-resistant, and highly resistant to sun and/or rain.
Stainless steel models are sturdier, heavier and less likely to bend in the middle, especially if you have a wider pool. Aluminium models are less expensive, lighter in weight, and more likely to sag a little in the middle.
If you have a pool with a smaller width, the aluminium version may well meet your needs.
The 3 main types of pool rollers:
The basic rollers for pool enclosures up to 5.50 m wide. Larger covers up to 7.10 m wide. And the latest solar-powered roller system. Download the technical sheet here to see more details of the pool rollers.
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