The Aussie UnderCover® FAQ
How far from the pool should I place the system?
Directly behind the copers if possible, but it can be anywhere up to 1.5m comfortably. It can be further away but you will need to extend the cover connection ropes. The further away the system is set the heavier the cover will seem.
If I use tiles will the lid be heavy?
No. When you order the system, we ask for the thickness and sqm weight of your tiles/pavers. We use this information to calculate the correct gas struts that will open and close your lid with ease. The gas struts can also be swapped out for heavier or lighter struts if necessary.
What pavers or tiles can I use on the lid frame?
- Tile – 7.5mm Blueboard/Villaboard & 12mm, 15mm or 20mm tile
- Tile – 12/15mm cement sheet & 8mm or 10mm tile
What adhesive do I use for tiles?
We recommend any outdoor flexible adhesive e.g., Armourflex
Can I wet lay and grout tiles?
No. Wet laying tiles on a grout bed will add too much weight.
Yes, you can grout the finished tiles if required.
What timber can I use on the lid frame?
Standard hardwoods or aluminium decking, 23mm Modwood / Ekodeck or another composite decking, up to 35mm thick
What size do I make the pit?
The system is size adjustable. You can line up the lid to your copers. The mechanism needs a minumum of 250/300mm past the waterline. The other end is generally the same but it can be flush if space is an issue or there is a wall.
To work out which size will work for you, do the following:
Pool water line width – coper overhang + coper width
e.g., 3.0m – .06m + .8m = 3.74m
Can I pour concrete on the lid frame?
At present this is not an option as we cannot assess the weight of the finished material and the lid will flex and crack. You can pre-form your own 20mm thick tiles.
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