emco 723 DESIGN swimming pool grates – Connecting curves and corners

Lingen, 14. Oktober 2020 – emco swimming pool grates have been a feature of public and private swimming pools for over 50 years. The ‘723 Design’ grate delivers a full range of options for perfect, uniform borders for pools built to exacting design standards with harmonious aesthetics. From November onwards, they will also be available for curved overflow channels.

New curved shapes

The proprietary product, previously available only with straight grating, has been popular among international customers and architects for years: thanks to custom production and the widest possible range of colours for tile and natural stone flooring, the design options are almost unlimited. “With this innovative solution for curved overflow channels, we are literally rounding off our innovative 723 Design product series. The curved products fill in the final gap in the range, allowing even more individual planning,” explains Key Account Manager Klaus Meiners.

Bespoke creations

723 Design is an ideal solution for exclusive swimming pools in the private or hotel sector. The grate forms the supporting substructure for the tiles or natural stone flooring. It is available in custom widths, lengths, as straight or curved segments and in two colours. Tiles or natural stone flooring from any manufacturer can be used. Tiles must be at least 8 millimetres thick and have certified anti-slip properties to meet the requirements for wet barefoot areas according to DIN 51097. This means that the same tiles can generally be used as those in the pool borders, offering developers and architects maximum scope for their designs.

The product is durable enough to withstand the typical footfall in pools and compatible with most overflow channels. For compatibility, they require a level support surface without height differences and a constant curve radius throughout the entire overflow channel. As retrofitting is also an option, the curved product is particularly interesting for swimming pools with Roman steps.

Measurement service

emco draws up design and installation plans for on-site finishing of the grates based on its own measurements or those provided by the customer. On request, members of the emco service team can take all production-relevant measurements on site.

Scope of delivery

Besides the tailored plastic cassette, the customer also receives a detailed set of adhesion instructions, an installation plan and lifting hooks to facilitate lifting of the grates for cleaning. The tiles or natural stones are delivered, cut to size and glued into place on site by the customer’s specialist installer.

The product has already won four design and innovation awards and now offers even greater design scope thanks to the new curved option.