For 2009, Starline Roldeck slatted pool covers are to be made available in a new HQ (high-quality) version using what the company describes as a “new and revolutionary” type of polycarbonate.

Taken from the German automotive industry, it offers claimed significant additional strength while preventing ageing and discoloration. A 2.5 x 30mm ‘flushing aperture’ has also been created in the closure, minimising dirt accumulation, and less calcium deposition is also claimed. 

The polycarbonate slates have matching end caps in black or transparent, and the transparent slats are said to improve the effect of underwater lighting.