Special Construction Profiles
- The engineers used special materials with high thermal expansion at both high and low temperatures when designing the free movement of the segments. For years we have been improving the mechanism used to secure the swimming pool and spa enclosures in strong winds and the top-quality automatic anchoring system. The materials and techniques used enable the building of free standing enclosures up to 45 feet wide. The length of the structures is unlimited.
- Our aluminum comes from renowned aluminum presses, mainly SAPA Aluminum (Sweden, the main producer), YAWAL Czestochowa (Poland) and Alufinal (Slovakia). These companies guarantee that our aluminum profiles are always of the highest quality and that the dimensions of each wall of a profile are perfectly uniform. This means that our profiles offer maximum durability with minimum thickness and optimum aesthetic qualities.
- The aluminum profiles are fully anodized or powder painted (according to the RAL palette). The producer (SAPA) holds an ISO 9002 certificate. In view of the available technical facilities, the longest profiles are anodized in France or Germany to ensure that the surface is perfectly uniform.
- Profiles from SAPA have Qualicoat certificate – Quality Label for Coating on Metal for Architectural Applications (Qualicoat is also an Association for Quality Control in the Lacquering, Painting and Coating Industry).
- Qualicoat is a quality label organization committed to maintaining and promoting the quality of lacquering, painting and coating on aluminum and its alloys for architectural applications. To determine whether or not a coating meets a customer’s requirements, the results need to be measurable against technical specifications. On behalf of customers who have products coated, Qualicoat defines comprehensive quality requirements and monitors their compliance by licensed plants world-wide. As a result, purchasers of coated aluminum receive a premium-grade product delivering long-term value with good quality. In past years Qualicoat has consequently made a great contribution to assuring the quality of aluminum parts used in architecture.
- Customers are assured of coatings that meet a clearly defined quality standard with long-term performance.
- The construction of the pool and spa enclosures is based on specially designed aluminum sections (ALMGSI 0.5/F22 alloy; wall width 1.5-3.0mm). The individual rails and braces in the sections are designed to provide maximum static strength.
- All joints of the aluminum sections are hidden, so there are no visible joints or rivets.
- The ground rails are anodized or powder-painted.
- The aluminum structure is fitted out with panels made of twin-walled or triple-walled polycarbonate, which significantly increases the strength of the light construction and ensures better heating and insulation properties (not available when glass is used).
- 10mm thick polycarbonate is used for a more rigid structure. The sides and ends can be fitted with 4mm material (single-walled, solid polycarbonate) if required. The Riviera and Oceanic models are always glazed with single-walled polycarbonate in the sides and ends.
- To seal the space between the segments (which is 1.5 inches wide) we use silicon strips. The space between the end wall and the ground is fitted with brushes, which means there is no need to remove the wall when it has to be moved over obstacles (maximum height 6 inches). If the pool has elements which are higher than this, the lower section of the end wall can be hinged to enable it to be raised.
- Normally the maximum length of a segment is 7 feet.
- We use four types of profiles: 38×50, 38×60, 60×63 and 60×80mm.
- The largest aluminum profiles allow construction of free standing swimming pool enclosures in which the segments are up to 45 feet wide.
- The largest structures use Grande ground rails (18mm high).
- The anchoring system of each segment for wind load consists of 2 elements made of A2 stainless steel.