pool shade

Create your own shade for your pool


The owners of this lovely contemporary home to the North of Adelaide have created a wonderful outdoor pool area, perfect for relaxing with family and friends or taking daily exercise. Swimming pools are increasingly popular, combining our love of both the outdoors and exercise, but without shade coverage pool usage can be restricted on warmer days.

To maximise use of the swimming pool the homeowners opted to install this stunning manually operated Shaderunner®, neatly spanning between existing buildings. Each Shaderunner® is custom designed to suit the application, with this system being 5.5m wide and extending out 11m. This provides 60 sqm of retractable shade and UV coverage to the full extent of the pool, including the deck adjacent to the house. The Outlook polyester mesh in black perfectly complements this stunning contemporary home, providing a functional yet aesthetically pleasing shade solution.

The owners elected to have the manually operated Shaderunner®, which features an easy-to-use endless looped cord system with tie off horn cleat. Increasing in popularity is the option to motorise the Shaderunner® with an RTS remote controlled Somfy motor housed in a powdercoated slimline headbox.

pool shade

The Shaderunner® Retractable Sail provides the ultimate convenience for enjoying outdoor spaces in the Australian climate. Controllable shade enables the user to manipulate the amount of shading required.  During summer the Shaderunner® can be fully extended to provide maximum shade, UV protection and thermal comfort on demand. In the cooler months the system can be retracted back, enabling winter sun to be maximised making the most of the available light and consequent solar gains to warm the pool water. Users of this great swimming pool can now enjoy shade and UV protection whilst relaxing or exercising as and when required.

So when designing an outdoor area, entertaining space or swimming pool, practical shading should be at the forefront of the design process. A well designed space should consider shading, and in particular retractable shading. The combined effect of reducing the impact of the sun during the summer and making the most of available light and warmth in the winter not only enables greater usage of outdoor spaces but can also aid with passive solar design strategies.

The Shaderunner® Retractable Sail System is ideally suited for a range of applications around the home, from outdoor entertaining spaces and patios to swimming pools and courtyards. With a wide range of fabrics and colour options available, the Shaderunner® complements all architectural styles, from contemporary suburban homes to traditional country residences. A wide range of support options available for the Shaderunner® which can be installed between walls, to an existing or purpose-built pergola, house fascias or support posts.

The Shaderunner® is manufactured from a range of rigorously tested fabrics, from 95% Polyester Mesh to Waterproof PVC. Each fabric is mould resistant and offers protection from glare and the sun’s harmful rays, with a wide range of colours available. Constructed using only the most durable marine grade yacht fittings and Ronstan ball bearing pulleys, the Shaderunner® Retractable Sail provides years of trouble-free shading with minimal maintenance. The unique qualities of the Shaderunner® enable it to be utilised for a multitude of applications, from the smallest domestic setting right up to large span commercial projects, such as aquatic parks and hotels.

With distributors available in each state, the Shaderunner® is available throughout Australia.

Why not contact Shaderunner® Australia today to discuss your residential or commercial project?


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