Skimmer Lids: Tiled, Plastic, Wooden
What skimmer lid is best for your swimming pool? Whether you select concrete, porcelain outdoor tiles, wooden decking, or a beautiful natural stone to accentuate your swimming pool coping and surrounds, the last thing you want to see is an unsightly plastic dome skimmer lid interrupting the natural flow of your landscaping aesthetics.
What does a Skimmer Box actually do?
Skimmer lids are designed to allow easy access to the skimmer basket, this basket forms the first step of your swimming pool filtration system, the skimmer box is designed to pull water from the top level of the pools water surface through it, here, it will catch the large debris like leaves and bugs, the water then moves through into the filtration system for your pool water to be cleaned and pumped back into the swimming pool free of harmful bacteria, debris and other fine particles.
The skimmer basket needs to be emptied regularly, especially if you have a high level of organic matter like grass clippings and leaves entering your swimming pool, but that doesn’t mean it has to be unattractive to look at!
Out with the old….
Gone are the days where the only option you had was a plastic skimmer lid cover around your new swimming pool, it would discolour and become brittle over time. No more unpleasant, yellowing lid sitting like a beacon in the dark on the edge of your beautiful new swimming pool!
Plastic skimmer lids sit elevated like a dome, to the flat coping tiles of your swimming pool. They present as a tripping hazard for young children and the elderly by way of their design, not to mention the need for them to be replaced when they become brittle from the harsh Aussie climate we live in.
In with the new….
Enter the new generation of skimmer lids – marine grade, 316 stainless-steel, with a streamlined finish inserted almost seamlessly with your chosen coping tile selection, that will match perfectly, no matter what product you’ve chosen to put around your pool edge and they come with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Your Stainless-Steel skimmer lid will sit completely flat as it is integrated into the coping tiles and has a small hole in either 1 or 2 sides, allowing a specially designed ‘safety key’ to be inserted, a small twist and lift and you have access to your skimmer basket for maintenance and cleaning.
Stainless Steel skimmer lids are safe and child resistant so little fingers can’t get trapped in there whilst being curious, they’re design means that the special ‘key’ provided with the skimmer lid slides into the small opening for ease of raising the lid from the coping, they are 100% pool safety compliant with Australian standards.
Most people opt for this added feature when designing their new Bali Pools swimming pool. Its elegant, sophisticated design presents as a flush finish, blending with stunning perfection into the pool edge, using materials that match your specific coping.
Let us help design your new dream swimming pool
As Gold Coast’s multi award premium swimming pool builder, talk to us today about quoting your new concrete swimming pool and including a Stainless-Steel Skimmer Lid as part of your pool coping. We help bring your dreams to life! Browse through our gallery and call us today for your free, no obligation quote 07 5576 0900