Fine Materials and Meticulous Manufacturing Processes Make All The Difference.
Manufactured from durable four millimeter High Density Polyethylene Fiber composed of linear macromolecules saturated with non-substituted aliphatic hydro-carbons. This material contains continuous multifilament and resists abrasion, moths and bacteria.
Subject to exact quality control procedures; stretched and heat-set to give regular and stable mesh sizes. These processes guarantee the Katchakid’s performance through the uniformity of mesh size and knot tightness.
Chemically treated with laboratory developed maximum UV stabilized inhibitors, the Katchakid is resistant to fading, deterioration or shrinkage when subjected to harsh climatic conditions. This material is also resilient to pool acid, pool chemicals and does not hold or absorb water.
Unlike any other pool net cover, the Katchakid has a unique diamond slim line design. The mesh, when fully secured, is square in shape, but the material resumes its original diamond form when the tension is released. The diamond construction ensures a manageable, streamlined flow that reels up evenly and smoothly over the EZ-Roller.
Available in four color options: Ocean Blue, Jet Black or Desert Sand.
Katchakid’s CEO, Blair Esson, pioneered and patented the initial Central Tensioning System (CTS) in 1988. The CTS today is a multifaceted system that uses a series of pulleys set in a circular fashion to open and close the tension ring of the net. The net can be adjusted from tight to very tight and the CTS is designed in such a way that most children under 12 years of age cannot remove it. The Katchakid uses an average of 12 to 16 pulleys per net. Larger pools, those over 43 feet, or those with more than one clearly defined “middle” usually require two CTS systems allowing the Katchakid to be removed, replaced and tightened with relative ease.
Over the past 40 years Katchakid has experimented with many different types of pulleys and pulley configurations. It has been determined that the best pulleys for a pool net are constructed from durable high-grade nylon. Nylon pulleys, while exceptionally strong, are also buoyant, an important safety factor in maintaining the correct level of tension.
The Katchakid’s tangle-free fasteners are precision engineered from high-grade, rust-free stainless steel.
The Katchakid pool net cover is secured to the swimming pool’s perimeter by attaching fasteners into a series of anchors. These anchor’s are placed approximately 30 inches apart around the pool’s border, and on average 10 inches back from the water’s edge. Using a diamond-tipped core drill, a small three- quarter-inch hole is made into the pool’s surrounding surface and the countersunk anchor is inserted. Special anchors are available for above ground pools, woods decks, ponds, and rockeries.
All of Katchakid’s anchors are foot-friendly and specifically designed to be discreet.
Countersunk, durable high-density nylon anchors are available in Cream, Gray or Terracotta. Color-coordination to match decking.
At the top of the Katchakid pool net cover anchor range is our high quality brass anchor. Over time or when acid washed, the countersunk Katchakid brass anchor matches the color of flagstone, pebble and pea gravel deck, making the anchor look almost invisible.
The standard tensioner with the Katchakid pool net is the effective Hand Tensioner. Injection molded components with a die-cast anti-friction internal mechanism; this tool pulls at 250lbs and aids fast removal and replacement of the pool net.
The Katchakid EZ-Off lightweight portable storage roller is constructed from high-quality rigid PVC, with a pressure rating of W.P PSI 370. The EZ-Off Roller makes removal of the safety net quick and easy. It generally takes three to five minutes to remove, and five to eight minutes to replace on an average swimming pool. With the EZ-OFF Roller the net can be removed from the pool area and stored until required.
Available as an upgrade to the Katchakid pool net cover system is the EZ-Close tensioner. Stream-lined engineering makes the job of tightening the pool net smooth and simple, requiring far less strength and effort. A stamped carbon steel frame houses efficient gear ratios, full-length drum bearings and an oil-impregnated shaft bushing. This unit offers superb strength, long term durability, and pulls at 900lbs.