Fine Materials and Meticulous Manufacturing Processes Make All The Difference.
The pool netting is manufactured from durable four-millimeter high-density, polyethylene fiber composed of linear macromolecules saturated with non-substituted aliphatic hydrocarbons. This material contains continuous multifilament and resists abrasion, moths, and bacteria.
The pool netting is subject to exacting quality control procedures. The net is 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 netting cover, the Katchakid has a unique diamond slimline design. The pool netting mesh, when fully secured, is square. However, the material resumes its original diamond form shape when the tension is released. This diamond construction ensures a smooth, streamlined flow that reels up evenly and smoothly over the EZ-Roller.
The pool netting is available in three color options: Ocean Blue, Jet Black, and Desert Sand.
Katchakid’s CEO, Blair Esson, pioneered and patented the initial Central Tensioning System (CTS) in 1988. Today, the CTS 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. A larger pool, such as those over 42 feet long, or those with more than one clearly defined “middle,” usually require two or more CTS systems. The central tensioning system facilitates 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 CTS pulley configurations. We have determined that the best pulleys for a pool net are constructed from durable high-grade nylon. Our nylon pulleys are exceptionally strong and buoyant, this is 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 netting cover is secured to the swimming pool’s perimeter by attaching fasteners into a series of anchors. These anchors are placed approximately 30 inches apart around the pool’s border, and on average, 10 inches back from the water’s edge. With 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. Custom anchors are available for above ground pools, woods decks, ponds, and rockeries.
Katchakid’s anchors are feet-friendly, and specifically designed to be discreet.
Countersunk, durable high-density nylon anchors are available in Cream, Gray or Terracotta; color-coordinated to match pool decking.
At the top of the Katchakid anchor range is our high-quality brass anchor. Over time, or when acid washed, our deck-flush brass anchor pairs well with materials such as flagstone, concrete, and pebble. With the brass anchors patina established, it becomes barely perceptible in the pool deck.
The standard tensioner included with the Katchakid pool net system is the useful 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 pool netting easier. In general, it takes 3-5 minutes to remove and 5-8 minutes to replace the pool netting cover over 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 netting cover system is the EZ-Close Tensioner. Stream-lined engineering makes the job of tightening the pool net smooth and straightforward, 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.