MacBall Heat Saver Thermal Pool Cover & Reel Systems

The MacBall Heat Saver Pool Covers are made to measure, quality designed thermal pool covers for your Residential, Spa or Commercial swimming pool.  Ian Coombes Limited have been custom making these durable,  thermal pool covers in their Christchurch workshop for over 20 years and many of our residential, commercial and school customers are on their 2nd and 3rd blankets.   

Every blanket is tailor made to your pools dimensions, with a durable UV resistant polyethylene outer and crosslinked polyethylene foam core to trap in the days generated heat, reduce evaporation, save water and chemical loss.  Weighted edging is added to all exteriors covers to prevent blankets blowing away in the wind.  

The MacBall's covers thermal efficiency,  heat, water and chemical savings,  results in an approximate  2-3 year payback cycle for a cover lifecycle of 7-10 years depending on the climate.  Ian Coombes manufactures the MacBall thermal pool cover for the New Zealand market in Christchurch and under distributorships for the Australian market.     

Indoor, Outdoor,  Spa, Lap, Plunge, Kidney, uniquely shaped residential or 50m Olympic sized commercial swimming pool covers are all made to measure from the same quality materials and standards to ensure your complete pool cover satisfaction.    

Reel Systems

Pool cover reel systems are designed to compliment your recreational pool space and budget. 

Made from durable powder coated NZ stainless steel in our Christchurch metal workshop our range of cover reels can be matched to suit your pool needs .

Our standard reel range features the affordable pedestal reel, a cover reel permanently anchored to the pool edge and manually wound.

For flexibility the mobile brushed stainless steel manual reel allows the cover reel to be moved aside when not is use.

The stylish wooden underbench reel system can be fixed pool side or mobilised and offers discreet cover storage with the added bonus of extra poolside seating. The underbench reel can be clad in kwilia to match your pool decking or the durable modwood, a robust cladding solution ideal for commercial and school pools.    

Wall anchored, Underdeck, Pop up reels and automated reels can all be engineered to suit your specific residential or commercial pool environment. 


For large commercial and school pool covers we have designed the ICL Autowind unit, a mobile battery powered winch system that takes all the hard work out of reeling in and deploying your pool covers . The Autowind unit has been specifically designed to work with all our stainless steel reel systems and for pool attendants and pool caretakers to easily use on a daily basis.   

Contact our sales team for a pool cover and reel system quote to suit your pool requirements.