1. CONCEPT OF YOUR POOL COVER:
You have just bought a pool enclosure manufactured by the company
Rue Véroffe 12 – B-5660 MARIEMBOURG
The particular feature of your enclosure, which consists of mobile sections and which is an ideal addition to your pool, is that it is retractable and is opened manually. It falls within the category of pool enclosures with a pull-out light structure; the unit is deemed to be detachable and separable from the existing structure and regarded as a fixture.
Besides allowing you to bathe out of season, it will improve the cleanliness of your pool and its immediate surroundings and will keep your children SAFE when it is closed.
These instructions relate to the description, use, safety, maintenance and guarantee of the POOL COVER enclosures.
The specific characteristics and dimensions are established during the order confirmation prior to production..
3.1. In view of the width of your enclosure, it will bear a maximum snow load of 45 kg/m2. In order to resist such an overload, the enclosure must be anchored at its floor attachment points. In the event of heavy snowfall, it is essential to clear the snow, especially because the snow can be “wet” and/or frozen. It is also possible, to prevent any accumulation of snow, to maintain a constant temperature of 12° inside the enclosure.
3.2. Your enclosure resists a maximum wind speed of 100 km/hour, provided that the openings are locked and the floor anchors are attached. If the wind reaches more than 100 km/h, you are advised to use cable/strap systems etc. to attach the enclosure to anything that resists such wind speeds (wall, house, rock, etc.). We remind you of the importance of taking out insurance against the risks of storms, snow, hail and natural disasters.
3.3. The floor anchors must be attached to a concrete base that is at least 15 cm thick.
4. DIRECTIONS FOR USE
The pool can be a very dangerous area for your children. Drowning can occur very quickly. Children in the pool area require your attention at all times and need to be watched, even if they can swim.
Know what action to take in an emergency.
Memorise and display near the pool the emergency response numbers.
Fire brigade: 999
EMS Emergency Medical Service : 999
The poison control centre no. of your region
100 or 112
The poison control centre no. of your region
4.1. Enclosure in a so-called “safe” closed position
Your enclosure is designed to prevent the drowning of children under the age of 5, but it is no replacement for common sense or individual responsibility. Nor does it discharge parents and/or responsible adults from their duty to watch over children; this continues to be the essential factor for the protection of young children.
In a closed position, the enclosure will not be accessible to children, provided that:
- the access doors are locked and the keys are removed from the locks.
- the tiltable or concertina front is locked.
- the first mobile section (generally the smallest) is locked to the floor with knurled screws and bolts.
- the last fixed section (generally the largest) is attached to the floor using locking pins which can only be detached by a tool.
4.2. Opening the enclosure
The enclosure or retractable conservatory must ALWAYS be opened by 2 people. Without any equipment, it is impossible for a single person to open/close the pool enclosure, irrespective of the enclosure type.
Make sure that the guiding grooves of the lower cross members of the enclosure and/or the floor guide rails are clean and clear the floor surface inside and outside near to the enclosure walls. The floor surface must be flat and homogeneous to allow the enclosure to operate correctly.
Loosen all the knurled bolts which stabilise the enclosure in the floor (anchor points) except for those of the fixed section.
In general, it is much easier to open or close an enclosure when the door(s) is/are opened to release the inside air.
If there are any obstacles around your pool under the enclosure (ladder, diving board, rubber rings, table, chairs, deckchairs, etc.) the front provided for this purpose must be unlocked and tipped up. Make sure that the front is carefully locked in a horizontal position or open in the case of an concertina front.
Do not allow anyone to lean against, hold onto or swing on the front.
After opening (or tipping up) the front, two adults push on the 2 uprights of the mobile section that is furthest away from the fixed section with a such a force that the sections align on the fixed section. Make sure that no obstacle obstructs the manoeuvre. Also make sure that no one is in the area of the moving enclosure.
If the front is in a tipped up position, make it vertical again; at that time, if you like, you can retract it at the rear of the sections which will allow you to free up space inside the enclosure.
You can now fully benefit from your uncovered pool; however, watch over any children who are playing around the pool as, in the case of a folded up enclosure, the safety of the pool is not guaranteed.
When you have finished bathing, close your enclosure; this only takes a few seconds and your pool is safe again
4.3. Closing the enclosure
Move the façade to the front of the section if this has been folded up, tip it up if necessary in order to prevent any obstacles and always lock it carefully.
Make sure that no obstacle obstructs the manoeuvre.
Two adults hold onto the vertical uprights of the first mobile section and pull on it with such a force from left and right of the enclosure that the section does not move across.
When all the sections are deployed on the pool:
- put the front back in a vertical position or close the concertina front.
- jam the enclosure with the floor locking pins provided for this purpose. Place the safety locks on the front
- lock the doors with the key
- remove the keys and put them away in a place that is not accessible to young children
Do not allow anyone to walk on the enclosure
Do not place any heavy items on the enclosure (risk of deformation, scratching)