The ultimate leaf solution

The Leaf Catcha porous swimming pool cover was introduced by Aqua-Net in the early 80’s. It has proven to be a very popular product. Offering the pool owner, a means to reduce swimming pool maintenance and running costs while keeping the pool free of leaves and debris. The Leaf Catcha is available in a range of thicknesses. Manufactured from uv treated shade cloth, the cover has a lifespan in excess of 10 years, all backed by a 5 year guarantee.

The leaf catcha

The Leaf Catcha is constructed from 55% or 80% density UV treated shade cloth available in blue or black. The 55% density is used as it is easily stretched tightly over a pool and the material does not rest on the water when the cover is fitted on the pool. The 80% and 95% densities will keep smaller debris out and save more on evaporation than the 55% – only available for smaller pools.

This amazing pool cover is manufactured using monofilament polyethylene strands. These strands are knitted into a material which is strong and hard wearing. With a breaking strain in the region of 60kg, the material will not tear readily if pierced, due to the lock stitch used in the knitting process. The cover is custom fitted to the swimming pool, flush with the paving. The fitted cover does not rest on the water when in position. Leaves and debris can blow off the surface of the cover or be brushed away. The material is porous so rainwater does not collect on top of the cover when it rains. A storage roller is available as an optional extra.

A safety net is used during the initial fitment process to enable a template of the pool to be taken. The material is then returned to the factory for stitching where a reinforced webbing edge is stitched around the perimeter of the cover. Stainless steel eyelets are fitted into the webbing surround and the cover is returned to site and fitted to the swimming pool using an anchor plate system. 

Easy to maintain

One person is able to undertake the removal or fitting process. It’s easy, just use the hooks.

Includes 1 free maintenance visit

5 years guarantee including one free maintenance visit to the value of R890 Includes repairs to anchor plates

Totally porous

The material is porous so rainwater does not collect on top of the cover when it rains.

frequently asked questions

Why the leaf-catcha?

It is a true multi-functional pool cover.

The Leaf cover prevents leaves and debris from entering the pool, reduces evaptoration and is pet and child friendly. It has a minimum lifespan of 10 years.

With a breaking strain in the region of 60 kg, the material will not tear readily if pierced, due to the lock stitch used in the knitting process.

Can the cover be fitted to my pool?

Absolutley. The Leaf Catcha pool cover is custom fitted to the swimming pool, flush with the paving. A safety net is used during the initial fitment process to enable a template of the pool to be taken. The material is then returned to the factory for stitching where a reinforced webbing edge is stitched around the perimeter of the cover. Brass eyelets are fitted into the webbing surround and the cover is returned to site and fitted to the swimming pool using an anchor plate system.

What are the components?

Netting

It is made from UV treated knitted shade cloth material available in either Blue or Black in 55%, 80% or 95% density. Manufactured from monofilament polyethylene. 

Anchor Plates

It has UV treated webbing, brass eyelets, anchor plate (see below) and covers available in Blue or Black.

The Leaf Catcha is fitted using fully adjustable self-locking anchor plates. These plates are manufactured from either stainless steel or glass-filled nylon. The glass filled nylon anchors are available in four different colours, terracotta, beige, grey and black.

The anchor plate is designed so that children cannot stub their toes or hurt their feet. It will not clog with dirt or dust.

A superior anchor system to the simple “hole in the paving method”, it allows for the hooks to be locked in place and it impossible for a small child to remove the hooks when the cover is under tension. Designed to last the lifespan of the product (6-8 years).

Anchor system used where rocks or vertical walls are present. Manufactured from stainless steel with a brass anchor.

Storage Roller

There is an optional storage roller for easy fitting and removal of the Leaf Catcha. Keeps the cover neat and tidy and ready for use, prevents the cover becoming entangled and is lightweight and portable.

Are you the cheapest?

As the market leaders we offer uncompromised quality and service.  As such we are by no means the cheapest option you will find, but we do believe we offer the best value for money.  You can expect product excellence, awesome service, meaningful guarantees and backup service you can rely on.

The Leaf Catcha ranges from R4000 to R12 000. If you would like a quote for your pool, get a quote here.

Why the 5 year guarantee?

As a company with a proud track record and history, we stand behind our products. We use the best materials available to manufacture the Leaf Catcha and are confident that the usable lifespan will far exceed the 10 year lifespan

Is there any technical info I should know?

The Leaf Catcha porous swimming pool cover was introduced by Aqua-Net in the early 80’s. Since then it proved to be a very popular product. It offers the pool owner , a means to reduce swimming pool maintenance and running costs while keeping the pool free of leaves and debris. Manufactured from shade cloth, the cover has an expected lifespan in excess of 10 years.

The Leaf Catcha is constructed from 55% or 80% density UV treated shade cloth available in blue or black. The 55% density is used as it is easily stretched tightly over a pool and the material does not rest on the water when the cover is fitted on the pool. The 80% density will keep smaller debris out and save more on evaporation than the 55% – only available for smaller

It is manufactured using monofilament polyethylene strands. These strands are knitted into a material which is strong and hard wearing. With a breaking strain in the region of 60kg, the material will not tear readily if pierceddue to the lock stitch used in the knitting process.

The Leaf Catcha pool cover is custom fitted to the swimming pool, flush with the paving. A safety net is used during the initial fitment process to enable a template of the pool to be taken. The material is then returned to the factory for stitching where a reinforced webbing edge is stitched around the perimeter of the cover. Brass eyelets are fitted into the webbing surround and the cover is returned to site and fitted to the swimming pool using an anchor plate system.

The fitted cover does not rest on the water when in position. Leaves and debris can blow off the surface of the cover or be brushed away. The material is porous so rainwater does not collect on top of the cover when it rains. The porous nature of the material allows some dust through, but this is easily taken care of by the pool cleaner.

The Leaf Catcha will reduce evaporation by up to 80%. The material acts as a physical barrier over the pool surface area. UV light exposure of the swimming pool water is reduced thus reducing evaporation. Further to this, wind/airflow is greatly reduced by the presence of the cover, again assisting in evaporation savings.

It is tensioned across the pool and will support a small child or animal off the water at the edge of the pool. Should a child or animal walk/crawl onto the cover, the material will stretch as they move toward the center of the pool and may come into contact with the water. This could pose a potential drowning risk for a crawling baby, and as such it is not recommended that the Leaf Catcha is used as a safety device.

This net is the recommended animal safety option for smaller pets (max 15Kg). Large animals will cause the cover to stretch and also wear and possibly tear where the cover is in contact with the paving surround.

It’s fitted and removed using a hand puller. The Leaf Catcha is lightweight and easily operated by one person. The cover floats in water. Custom fitted to any shape or size pool or spa.

Available in Blue or Black, 55 or 80% material. A storage roller is available as an optional extra. 5 years guarantee including one free maintenance visit to the value of R890 (includes repairs to any anchor plates if/when necessary)

What are the different densities?

The Leaf Catcha is constructed from 55% or 80% density UV treated shade cloth.

The 55% density is used as it is easily stretched tightly over a pool and the material does not rest on the water when the cover is fitted on the pool.

The 80% density will keep smaller debris out and save more on evaporation than the 55% – only available for smaller pools.

Can my pets walk on the cover?

The Leaf Catcha is tensioned across the pool and will support a small child or animal off the water at the edge of the pool.

Should a child or animal walk/crawl onto the cover, the material will stretch as they move toward the center of the pool and may come into contact with the water. This could pose a potential drowning risk for a crawling baby, and as such it is not recommended that the Leaf Catcha is used as a safety device.

What maintenance is needed?

The Leaf Catcha swimming pool cover does not require regular maintenance. There are however some important things to remember

Never leave the cover off the pool in the sun for extended periods of time.

Dogs may chew the cover to drink water. Should this happen it is possible to repair/patch the cover/webbing depending on the extent of the damage. A Dog repellent spray is available to assist in discouraging dogs from chewing the cover. Dogs / children running /playing on the cover will cause it to chafe on the pool coping. It is best to discourage children or animals from walking on the Leaf Catcha to minimise potential strectching / wear.

Glass filled nylon anchor plates can wear over time. Any plate that shows signs of wear should be replaced to ensure the on-going effectiveness of the cover. Stainless steel anchors can bend at the keyhole slots. Tap the keyhole slot back into position, if “wear” is apparent

this is what the leaf catcha looks like

Want to see what the cover looks like? Here are pictures of the Leaf Catcha Proous Pool Cover on lots of different pool sizes and shapes. We can fit the net to any sized pool or pond.

This is how

Sue uses her aqua-net

“My husband really struggled with the leaves from our trees falling into our pool. Our filter was always clogged with leaves and it was very annoying. We spent many Saturday mornings trying to remove the leaves and almost went as far as to cut our trees down. We were reccommended the Leaf Cat

Sue Marx, Aqua-Net customer

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