World première for new Starline Roldeck HQ slats! The best-in-class available slats in the swimming pool market, the first to bear a TÜV certificate

February 24, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
February 24, 2010 - Starline Pools & Equipment has been producing automatic swimming pool covers for the international swimming pool market for over 35 years. Recently this manufacturer introduced new HQ slats, produced using a revolutionary type of polycarbonate, which are officially cer-tified by the German TÜV Nord institute with a TÜV certificate.

Last February 10th, during the Starline Professional Day, the formal ceremony took place with great interest from numerous professionals from the swimming pool world. During the official launch several demonstrations and tests were carried out, which all confirmed that the HQ slats are more than worth to bear this certification. The Starline Roldeck HQ slats have passes all the tests performed, which underlines the expression "You can't beat them!".

Also the professionals of TÜV Nord confirm the impact resistance character of the Starline HQ slats. With several experiments they have extensively tested the new polycarbonate slats on several disciplines which are of importance for both distributors as end users. Aspects like rigidity, safety, durability and colourfastness were the main aspects during the research. "Reason for TÜV Nord to crown the Starline Roldeck HQ slats, being the first and only one in the worldwide swimming pool business, with a TÜV certificate".

As one of the global market leaders in the field of automatic pool covers, Starline naturally receives a large number of requests from the market. In recent years the call for polycarbonate kept increasing, however up to now the quality was such that Starline did not consider it worthy of use in its Roldeck covers. As a result, Starline went in search of the best quality polycarbonate it could find and discovered it in the automotive industry. The type of polycar-bonate that Starline uses was developed over many years by suppliers and manufacturers who primarily develop and manufacture for the German automotive manufacturing industry. The combination of raw materials used for the Starline slats is unique. The basic raw material contains a UV blocker. After manufacture this UV blocker forms an almost invisible protective layer in the slat which goes right the way through. A marked contrast with other
polycarbonate products which have the UV protection vapour deposited afterwards. This unique protective layer in the Starline slat prevents the ageing and discolouration of the slat. This means that even after many years, Starline slats can still withstand heavy hailstorms.

A 2.5 x 30 mm 'flushing aperture' has also been created in the closure, which minimises dirt accumulation in the closure. The slats' super slick surface also ensures that less calcium
deposition takes place. Starline HQ slats are available in a solar and a transparent version (also suitable for outdoor application) with the same profile and end caps as the well-known Roldeck PVC slatted pool covers, but made of the super strong polycarbonate. The transparent slats are also actually crystal clear which improves the effect of underwater lighting.

These top quality HQ slats come with a full guarantee of five years as far as discolouration or impact resistance is concerned. You can't beat them!

About Starline Pools & Equipment:
Starline Pools & Equipment is an internationally renowned organisation active in the development, manufacturing and marketing of swimming pools and technical swimming pool related equipment. Starline Pools & Equipment has over 35 years experience in producing filters, pool-covers, watertreatment systems and vinylester swimming pools of unequalled class.