offer 3 different styles of swimming pool domes. Most users
opt for the standard unit with all
4 (or more) walls being equal in height.
A side-taper or end-taper unit would be used in areas where
the pool dome is totally unprotected from the wind and the
possibility of 100km/h or greater winds occur on a regular
basis. Another reason for using the side or end tapered
units would be to protect a scenic view that might otherwise
be blocked by the dome itself.
If a side or end-tapered unit is used, the user's ability
to walk freely on the inside of the dome (near the shorter
walls) will be greatly impaired.
wall height on a standard style dome is approx. 1.8m high
from the deck of the pool. The curve of the roof begins at
the top of the 1.8m wall. The total height of the dome in
the center is determined by the overall size of the dome.
The larger the pool dome, the taller in the center. To give
you a rough idea of how high a specific dome might be in the
center, lets' use an example of an 8m x 14m dome. This dome
would be about 3.6m in the center. Need a shorter dome? We
can do it! Just ask.
are shown the colours available for our swimming pool domes.
Clear walls are the most popular. On occasion, a customer
will request one or more of the walls to be a solid white
or blue colour. Usually it is due to the desire or need of
(It really is!)
When selecting the colors of your swimming pool enclosure,
keep in mind the "functional" trade-offs between
the different colour options.
The blue will capture and retain the most heat but the outside
light will have trouble breaking through the dome's ceiling.
A solid blue top might make your swimming pool dome too dark
on the inside and give you the feeling of being "closed
in". In very hot climates the blue top will make the
inside of your dome much too hot to be comfortable.
Aquamarine, although lighter in colour than the blue, will
still block out most of the light source. It will not collect
or retain as much heat as the blue vinyl.
The white material will reflect the most amount of heat but
it allows a decent amount of light to pass through.
Clear materials on the walls help greatly to allow any external
light into the interior of the dome.
A combination of white and blue stripes is our most popular
selection for the top of the domes. This gives you the best
of both options. The blue colour capturing and transferring
the heat into the dome, and the white colour acting like a
"skylight" allowing the light to enter. On a unit
with stripes on the top, the stripes are about 1.2m wide and
run the "short" distance (across) of the dome.
swimming pool domes are shaped like rectangles. However,
we can and do make shapes other than standard rectangles.
Normally there is no extra charge for an unusual shaped
dome. If it gets really "off the wall", we may
have to charge more for the engineering. We also make
domes that go up and down steps to accomodate pool decks
with changes in elevation.
comes with a standard zipped entry. This entry is by far,
the most popular. To enter or exit the dome, the zip is
unzipped and a person can step up (approx. 18cm) into or
out of the enclosure. The
zip is then closed.
If additional entries are needed on your dome, the time
to purchase them is when initially ordering your product.
Installing additional entries on a dome after it has been
delivered to you is very expensive as the unit would need
to returned to the factory.
We also offer an "L" zip as an option that allows
for the movement of larger items into and out of the dome.
If the air within the swimming pool dome becomes "too"warm,
the zip can be left partially open in order to activate
the blower and force the heat out through the opening while
replacing the air in the dome with a new supply of fresh
Another dome entry option is the use of a rotary door which
is typically used in commercial applications or where a
larger access is needed to accomodate a wheelchair. As an
alternative to the rotary door, we can also supply a lower
cost alternative; an AussiePoolDome
Please Note: The
weakest part on the dome is the zip. It is designed to be
that way. If a huge wind were to assault your unit and force
the side(s) in, the excess air in the enclosure would need
to go somewhere in a hurry. The zip is designed to be the
"weak link' in the chain. (It's like taking a paper
bag, blowing it up with air, and holding the end closed
while smacking it with your free hand. The bag pops because
there is no where
for the compressed air to go.)
With your new dome, we include an extra zip which is replaceable
in the field. This way if you should need to replace the
zip, you will have a spare on hand and you would not be
out of commission. You can expect
to replace a zip about every 4 to 5 years from normal wear
manufacturing facilities can produce swimming pool enclosures
up to 650 square metres. Your dome can be any combination
of perimeter dimensions as long as we do not exceed this
limit. If a lap pool 45m x 4.5m is
your desire, no problem. Need a 15m x 15m square? Also,
not a problem. If a very small dome is needed, here's a
word of caution. The smaller the unit, the faster it will
deflate during a power loss or if the entry is left
open for extended periods of time. A 50 square metre dome
can come down in 3 to 5 minutes. A 140 square metre dome
will take 15 to 20 minutes to fully deflate. This is due
to difference in volume of air within the 2 differrent units.
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