General | (Re)Cover® Bv

Who is (re)cover?

(Re)Cover is a manufacturer of slat covers and it supplies these all over the world. (Re)Cover trades also in slat sections, silicone kits and end caps for companies worldwide that specialise in assembling covers.

Why should you buy these products from (re)cover?

(Re)Cover believes in the added value of working with specialists as opposed to general parties and besides that, why should you pay more? Shorter lines, faster communication and utmost focus let us deliver rapidly. The cover is often the last phase of a project, but also when replacing a cover, customers want fast delivery.

How do i request a quote?

Via the link on this website, per mail, SMS or telephone. Our motto is: If it fits on a beer coaster, then we can make it. We also have order forms that you can request via

Are there also special offers?

No, the covers are customised, but sometimes we do have offers on remnants. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about such actions.


Do i always have to replace the entire cover?

No, you can also replace a few slats if they are broken. We have various end caps in our product range and that allows us to make nearly any combination.

Should you always replace with the same type of slat?

No, certainly not, most of the slats click into each other without any problems. You can also shift from PVC to Polycarbonate step-by-step or from one brand to another. Feel free to phone or email us for advice.
Can the slats of (re)cover bv be used to replace slats from other brands?
Sure, we also replace slats manufactured by Starline, Roldeck Starline, AquaDeck, Hydrodeck, Overdrive, Aqua top T&A and more.


What is PVC?

PVC stands for Polyvinylchloride and it is a type of plastic that has been used for years in producing swimming pools covers. Certainly for manufacturing coloured slats. In the past, opaque colours, (white, grey, blue, sand, etc.) were used frequently. As a result of legislative changes, the composition of PVC for solar slats has changed. This has resulted in lower quality, which is why we advise against using PVC solar in the southern areas of Europe. (Re)Cover insists on quality and therefore solar slats in polycarbonate. However, if desired, we can also deliver PVC slats.

What is polycarbonate (pc)?

This is a type of plastic, which is more resistant to impact and withstands higher temperatures better than PVC. It is therefore more resistant to heat and hail. Polycarbonate is more UV resistant and has a longer lifespan than PVC.

What is tri-extrusion?

Slats are extruded from synthetic grains. If only a single colour is processed, it is called mono-extrusion. Solar slats are produced by means of co-extrusion (a black and transparent layer). In tri-extrusion, a third layer is applied on top of the slats during the process; this provides extra UV and scratch resistance. As of 2016, tri-extrusion is used for all our PC solar slats.

What do you mean by impact-resistant?

Synthetic material becomes more brittle over time and from UV exposure. A hailstorm or acorns from a tree near the pool can cause holes. Polycarbonate is more impact-resistant and can withstand these conditions better. (This is no guarantee, because weather conditions are unpredictable). Therefore, insuring the pool cover remains a necessary measure.

What are anti-algae slats?

Algae growth results from a combination of sun light and still-standing water. The anti-algae slat has a hook connection that prevents light from falling into the hook, thus preventing the growth of algae. It is best to use the swimming pool cover regularly. The (Re)Cover endcaps are developed to prevent water from getting trapped and thereby minimises the growth of algae.

What are anti-condensation slats?

Condensation in a slat is unavoidable. No synthetic material is dampness-tight. Condensation forms in the slat because of temperature differences between the pool water, the air and the air humidity. An anti-condensation slat is produced using a silver transparent top side, which makes the unavoidable condensation less visible.

Maintenance | use | safety

What do i do with the slat cover during the winter?

The best solution is to roll up the slats and keep them rolled under the water. And use a winter net to keep the pool free of leaves and dirt.

What can i do when it hails?

The best thing to do is to keep the pool open (roll up the slats).That will protect your slats against any damage from a hailstorm.

Can slats overheat?

Sure! We advise not to install the slats under a full sun or to place them at the edge of the pool, because the slats won’t be able to get rid of the heat when they are not on the water, and they might warp. Especially with PVC solar slats, this can occur within minutes and they will stay warped. Polycarbonate slats can withstand higher temperatures than PVC slats and they do not warp in the sun.
How can i clean a slat cover?
The best method is to use water (or softened water) and a soft brush. Cleaning agents are usually chemical products and contain ingredients that might damage the synthetic material.

Can i use a slat cover as a safety cover?

The slats have three air-tight chambers that enable them to float on water. If a small child or animal falls on the cover, it will continue to float. Safety is not only determined by the slats, but also depends on the type of pool and roller system.

Warranty | lifespan

How long does a cover last?

On average, between 5 and 10 years, but this depends on your choice of slat profile (PVC or polycarbonate) combined with use and the local situation.

What is the warranty period of my slats?

A 3-year warranty on white or grey PVC and polycarbonate slats. The warranty does not cover shortcomings as a result of normal wear or ageing | improper use | lack of maintenance or incorrect maintenance | storm or hailstorm | discolouring due to weather conditions, foliage and branches | other shortcomings (e.g., extremely high chlorine content).

What are the energy savings?

That depends on your personal situation: the size of the pool, insulation of the pool, the location of the pool (protected from wind or in the wind) and the desired water temperature. Other important factors are how many months you use the pool and the geographical location.
An insulated cover saves you at least 50% on the energy costs, but with solar slats, you save up to more than 80%.

Heating | insulation

What is the insulation effect of a cover?

It maintains the heat in the pool. If a pool is heated without a cover, the water evaporates when the air temperature is lower than the water temperature. When water evaporates, the chemicals in the pool also evaporate. When you cover the pool, you not only save on heating costs, you also save on water and chemicals. The insulation value is expressed in the K-value: the amount of heat exchanged between two spaces per hour, per 1 m² and per degree of temperature difference. Therefore, the value indicates the degree of insulation: a high K-value means a poorer insulation factor. The K-value of PVC slats is 2.65 W/m²K. The K-value of the polycarbonate slats is 2.74 W/m²K.

How do solar slats heat my swimming pool water?

Solar slats heat the water when the sun heats the black underside of the slats through the transparent upper side of the slats. The black underside transmits the heat to the water in the pool and via the circulation of the pump, the entire pool is heated. This can make a difference of 5°C.
delivery period | installation | returning old covers

What is the delivery period?

In general, the delivery period is less than 3 weeks for our standard slats and dimensions.

Do you also install?

We deliver our covers via swimming pool builders and installers who take care of installation. If necessary, with our assistance.

Do you take back the old cover?

If you wish, we can take your old cover back and make sure that it is recycled properly.