All HIDE lids can only be accessed with the Safety Key, so they are 100% pool safety compliant with AU standards.
Peace of mind for homeowners, plus legally protects contractors.
Other skimmer lid options can be awkward to manoeuvre, hard to remove, or both. In comparison, HIDE covers are compact, and super easy to remove.
After care is also a breeze, at little-to-no time or cost.
Marine grade, 316 stainless steel components means a durable, long lasting product with a warranty. The steel frames also protect the inlay materials + landscaping surrounds from breaking.
Installing a new pool or renovating an existing pool? Don't use one of those plastic skimmer box lids. Purchase one of our HIDE Stainless Steel Skimmer Lid & Recess Frame kits, for a pool surround that will stand out from the rest. Different sizes available to suit your tile/paver.
The HIDE Lid suits any tile/stone or surface finish around the pool side. Simply select the lid to suit the thickness of your surround. Cut down your material to 330mm square, slot for lifting key and glue in flush to the top of side wall. Comes in different depths to suit thinner or thicker tiles or stones, 10mm (10-12mm tile), 20mm stone/tile/timber, 30mm stone, 40mm paver.
HIDE offers a flush finished, paving matched surface with minimal clearances so the lid virtually disappears. This ensures that the lid doesn’t detract from the pool’s good looks. The HIDE comprises a marine grade 316 stainless steel tray that has a paving matched stone infill. The tray supports the stone and protects it from chipping and cracking. This means less call backs for the pool builders from clients with broken skimmer lids.
Pool builders can no longer cut a lid from a stone tile and drill a hole in it and keep their fingers crossed. These old style lids are not heavy enough to be child proof and a core drilled hole is easy for a child to access.
f a pool builder supplies a non-compliant lid, they leave themselves open to a law suit from the pool’s owner in the event of an accident.
The Australian Standard states that lids must be child-proof (greater than 10.2 kg’s or lockable) and ventilated (opening greater than 315mm2). This change to the Australian Standard was in response to some serious and in some cases fatal accidents that resulted from lids children had opened.
The heavy duty marine grade 316 stainless steel key allows easy, controlled removal of the lid. This keyed access meets the Australian Standards required for skimmer box lid certification. The keyway also doubles up to provide adequate ventilation in line with AS 1926.3, yet is not a trip hazard.
The HIDE Edge Protector (EP) adds structure and extra protection to the HIDE Skimmer Lid installation. The Edge Protector is inserted or placed in to the tiles around the top of the skimmer box (this allows the coping tiles to be laid up to a solid stainless steel edge, flush to the top of the surface).
We are offering the HIDE Skimmer Lid and Key kit suitable for inlay depths of 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 30mm and 40mm deep. The HIDE Edge Protector is included with all lid kit depths.
If the HIDE lid were to knock or be dropped on the recess opening, the stainless steel frame will protect the surrounding tile edges from excessive chipping and cracking.
The Edge Protector also allows early provision for a HIDE lid set out, as it acts as a template in the initial stages of the set up with quick and easy levelling by the Tiler. This allows the HIDE lid to fit straight into the completed tiling project. Once the tiling is complete, you can drop the lid straight into the frame for that perfect finish.
The frame protects the surrounding tiles from chipping.
The HIDE Edge Protector is included in each HIDE Skimmer Lid kit, the result is an easier to use, more durable, long term solution to a neat, strong, flush, finish skimmer lid.
The HIDE EP is fabricated from 316 grade stainless steel. The external dimension of the frame is 342mm x 342mm. The finished depth of the recessed frame angle is 8mm deeper than the selected HIDE lid refer to chart for all specifications.
HIDE Skimmer Lid kits are also available for 300mm x 300mm tiles. Please inquire.
The internal depth of the frame matches the external depth of the lid so both the lid and frames top exposed rim, finish flush with each other.
Nerang Tiles is an award winning tile store with thousands of floor tiles and wall tiles on display at every price point. Nerang Tiles is also a stockist and supplier of a wide range of tiling and pool tiling supplies.
When it comes to choosing the best flooring option for your pet it is important to take into consideration the following:
There are many flooring options available that have their respective qualities. However when it comes to keeping our floors pet friendly, protected and maintained to perfection, we believe a tile is the best option for pet owners.
Generally speaking there are two types of tiles available for flooring.
One of the many benefits of Porcelain tiles is that the design and colour options thanks to today’s modern technological advancements are virtually limitless. Porcelain tiles can be installed in any area of the home and are available in an incredibly vast array of colours, variations, textures, formats and sizes. The choices are unlimited, well it feels that way anyway.
So why choose tiles?
Porcelain and ceramic tiles provide a great advantage over other flooring options. Most flooring options are more porous than tiles and require sealing in order to prevent staining and discolouration. Porcelain tiles do not require sealing and are extremely resistant to water, staining and are also resistant to harsh chemicals and other abrasive products. These qualities will definitely assist with any pet stains, odours and scuff marks that our furry friends may leave.
Versatility in design, colour and shape
Thanks to the technological advancements and digital print machinery available today, porcelain tiles are the most versatile floor and wall products available for our homes. Porcelain tiles can be manfucatured to fit any room size and can be designed with any colour, pattern, texture, or cutouts that you can image. Porcelain tiles can also imitate with extreme accuracy that look and feel of nature’s natural products such as marble, timber and stone.
Porcelain tiles are manufactured using natural products and can often be produced from recycled materials such as crushed glass, recycled aggregated and silica fume. They are also extremely durable and will hardly ever require replacing or maintenance with any form of harsh or non-environmentally friendly chemicals.
When it comes to flooring there is no other flooring option like tiles. Tiles provide homeowners with a variety of benefits, especially those with pets. If you have pets and want a flooring option that will make life that little bit easier, then the scratch resistant, stain resistant and almost maintenance free qualities of tiles will be the best option for you.
A REVOLUTIONARY NANO-SEALANT WHICH STRUCTURALLY REPAIRS CRACKS AND CHIPS IN ONE APPLICATION. We recommend you purchase the ‘Starter Kit’ if your tiles are anything other than straight black or white.
The starter kit includes four base colors which allows you to easily blend the colors to create a perfect match for your specific tiles.
MagicEzy Tile Fix is a revolutionary nano-sealant which structurally repairs cracks and chips in one application. Tile Fix is a tough, colored sealant which allows you to quickly and easily repair ceramic tiles, benchtops, laminate, home appliances and even timber chips. It fills and colors, is long-lasting and easy to apply. With our selection of intuitive household-specific colors, you can now easily color match as a pro – in seconds!
MagicEzy’s revolutionary nano-technology and unique formula penetrates deep into the cells of the damage for ultra tough grip and impressive durability. This same technology gives strength yet allows for the repair to flex and move, while maintaining durability. No need to mix smelly and dangerous solvents! Tile Fix is perfect for ceramics, stone benchtops or vanities, laminate, wood and many more surfaces. Tile Fix will become your home’s new best friend!
To fill drill holes or any chips deeper than 6mm you will first need to use MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix, then color over the top with Tile Fix. Our 9 Second Chip Fix is totally compatible with Tile Fix and is super strong for structural durability.
MagicEzy Tile Fix is available in five popular colors, however we recommend the Starter Kit as you are able to create hundreds of colors and match to many more items in your home.
1. Using a needle scrape to remove surface dirt out of chips/cracks.
2. Scrub damage using a nail brush plus 2 drops of dish-washing detergent in a cup of water, then water rinse.
3. Shake the tube FAST for 2 minutes to mix.
4. Ensure repair area is as cool as body temperature.
5. Apply one drop to cracks or enough to fill the chip.
6. Tum tube 180 degrees to the ‘LEVEL’ Spatula.
7. Rapidly wipe the TILE FIX 10 times with LEVEL into the crack. This thins and pushes TILE FIX inside the damage.
8. When tacky, clean the “LEVEL” with a tissue, then wipe away smears.
9. Repeat step 7 until all smears are deaned.
7. Wipe once with LEVEL spatula.
8. Clean LEVELwith tissue and wipe off remaining smears from repair.
9. Repeat until all smears are removed.
DRY repair with Hairdryer for 2 minutes. Repair is touch dry in two hours. Deep damage may require up to 4 coats. Full strength is ACHIEVED 2 weeks.
At 70ºF / 20º C (In cooler conditions, allow more time):
Is the migration of a salt to the surface of a porous material, where it forms a coating. The essential process involves the dissolving of an internally held salt in water, or occasionally in another solvent. The water, with the salt now held in solution, migrates to the surface, then evaporates, leaving a coating of the salt.
In tiling terms, efflorescence is a crystallization of minerals that can commonly appear on the surface of cement grout joints and then spread or leak to the surface of surrounding tiles or surface areas. The term ‘efflorescence’ actually dates back hundreds of years to the Latin word efflorescere, which means to blossom or flower out. It is described like this because the salt crystal are carried upward to the surface through grout joints.
Efflorescence will commonly occur when the salt crystals in cement grout joints or adhesive are carried upwards by moisture. As the moisture evaporates when it reaches the surface, it can leave behind the salt deposits which will give the appearance of chalk, white haze on the surrounding surface. In the same way that your body sweats and water evaporates from your skin and leaves a salty residue, cement grout does the same. The darker the grout and the tile, then the more noticeable efflorescence will be.
What are the causes of grout efflorescence?
How can you prevent grout efflorescence?
How to clean/remove efflorescence from tiles and grout?
Nerang Tiles is an award winning tile store with thousands of floor tiles and wall tiles on display at its Gold Coast Tile Showroom. With all tile types on display, Nerang Tiles also boasts a large array of tiling supplies for all installation and maintenance requirements.