While this is technically possible, we do not recommend direct fixing to a timber or Colorbond fence, as these types of fences are typically not strong enough to support the pump cover. Fixing screws etc can also protrude through the back of your fence (upsetting the neighbours!). A better solution is to order a free standing model, and ask us about customising this to remove the rear slats.
Most manufacturers of heat pumps, air conditioners, or other heat emitting equipment will advise you against covering their products. A cover can restrict air flow, interfere with safe operation, and void your heat pump or air con warranty. For these reasons, we do not recommend covering any heat pumps or air conditioners with a SlatMe Pool Pump Cover. If you believe your equipment can be safely covered, and you have received advice from your manufacturer that a cover would be suitable, we can remove the slats of our covers that sit over the air vents for increased air flow, but we can’t guarantee the suitability of this solution for your needs.
Our Pool Pump covers are pool safe when installed outside the non-climbable zone of your pool fencing. If you would like to install your pool pump cover within the non-climbable zone, please contact us for advice on whether or not this would be suitable for your site. Alternatively, you can contact a licenced pool safety certifier for specific advice regarding the ideal placement of your pool pump cover.
SlatMe products are made from powdercoated aluminium, which is virtually maintenance free. To freshen up the finish and keep your pump cover looking its best, wash regularly with a soft cloth and mild pH neutral detergent, then rinse thoroughly with fresh water.
If you are unsure about your plumbing or electrical, please take a photo of your space and email us the dimensions so we can help find the best solution for you.
Some minor modifications and custom sizing may be possible, depending on your requirements. For example, if you are installing in front of a timber or Colorbond fence, or have electrical units to accommodate, we can provide a free standing unit without any rear slats. We can also provide pump covers without slats on either the left or right sides to accommodate corner installs and plumbing. Please contact us for more info regarding these customisations so we can work out if they would be suitable for your space. Please send photos and measurements if possible for more specific advice.
Step One: Measure your pool equipment to work out the minimum area that you need to cover.
Step Two: Browse our site to see which pool pump cover best suits your space.
Step Three: Once you’ve selected a size, measure your pool area again to double check it works in your space.
All SlatMe pool pump covers are constructed from the highest quality aluminium, and are built strong and tough for outdoor use.
No – all of the slats are pre-welded into the frames for extra strength and durability, and to save you time during installation.
Our handy DIY Kits feature a clever design for easy assembly within 2 to 3 hours. Pre-welded panels save time on the ground, and detailed instructions and diagrams, with optional phone support, make installation a breeze.
The legs of both the freestanding and wall mounted pump covers will need to be fixed to a concrete slab at the feet. The wall mounted pump cover must also be attached to a wall horizontally along the rear of the lid and vertically at the rear of both side panels.
SlatMe Pump Covers are a piece of cake for anyone who can use a drill. You’ll need to use a masonry drill bit to secure the pump cover; and standard metal drill bits to put the kit together with self drilling metal tek screws, which we will supply for you.
If you get really stuck, you can contact our Customer Service Team and one of our advisors will give you a Mr Miagi style pep talk to get you back on track. Depending on your area, we may also be able to put you into contact with a local tradesman who can complete the install for you.
Your DIY Pump Cover kit will come with an extremely detailed instruction sheet that is designed to take all of the guess work out of the installation. We also offer complimentary phone support for anyone who needs it.
If you’re not a D.I.Y-er, we may be able to put you into contact with a local installer to help you out, depending on your area. Failing that, we recommend either: convincing a tradie mate to install the pump cover for you (we reckon it’s a one-carton job); or checking out websites like HiPages, Airtasker, Hire a Hubby, Yellow Pages or Gumtree to find a local handyman to come to your rescue.
Please choose carefully, because we do not offer returns or refunds if you change your mind; if you have ordered the wrong colour; if you have ordered the wrong size; if the product doesn’t fit; or if you find that it is not suitable for your space. If you would like help choosing the right product, please contact us before placing an order. Standard consumer rights and guarantees apply. Refer to our warranty terms and conditions for further information.
All SlatMe products are made to order, with a lot of T.L.C going into the manufacturing process. This means we are unable to offer an express delivery option. Good things come to those wait!
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in NSW and the increased restrictions placed on non-essential construction supply businesses, deliveries throughout NSW may take a few weeks longer than normal. All other states are fully operational and business as usual.
Orders typically arrive within 4 weeks from order confirmation.
Your order will be sent in two separate deliveries:
We will provide you with a shipping update once your pump cover is in the final stages of production.
Standard flat rate shipping starting from just $100 including GST is available to most Australian capital cities and surrounding metro areas. Your exact shipping rate will be calculated automatically at checkout. Our products can be shipped throughout most of Australia, including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth. Please contact us to confirm shipping rates outside of these areas.
All SlatMe pool pump covers come with a 5 year limited manufacturer’s warranty, covering the structural integrity of the unit and the powdercoating. Please read our warranty terms and conditions for all the info.