V-LOCK WINS PRESTIGIOUS GOOD DESIGN AWARD & SIX SPASA AWARDS!
Since hitting the market in 2022, the V-LOCK skimmer lid has become a go-to solution for pool builders and landscapers, with its unique locking system and concealed design. One year on, V-LOCK has been recognised with six accolades in the 2023 SPASA Awards, winning Gold for New Product Award and Product of the Year at the Victorian SPASA awards.
V-LOCK Lid has also been announced as a Good Design Award Winner for Product Design at the prestigious Australian Good Design Awards ceremony recently held in Melbourne. It’s a remarkable achievement for V-LOCK – being honoured for outstanding design and innovation at Australia’s peak international design awards.
For the past 65 years, the Awards have showcased the very best in Australian and international design. V-LOCK was up against more than 900 products being scrutinised by a 70-strong judging jury of internationally renowned experts. High-calibre Australian and international entries were judged against the criteria of Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact, with the Good Design Awards 2023 Jury commenting:
“A wonderful technical solution, the V-LOCK Lid is simple in form and thoughtful in the way it responds to a market problem.”
The AQUEA team are thrilled with the success, adding V-LOCK to their award-winning line-up of products alongside BUBBLER+ and the AQUEA Main Drain.
“It was an honour to be recognised by our peak industry body in the recent SPASA Awards - to win six accolades including two Gold Awards exceeded all expectations. To then have our V-LOCK Lid recognised with a Good Design Award is the perfect finish to several years of hard work. It shows that Australian designed pool products can compete at an international level for design, quality and innovation.” - Simon Andresen, AQUEA
THE ALL NEW V-LOCK LID - THE LOCKABLE ACCESS LID
Access to skimmer boxes and other pool deck equipment has been one of many areas of to improve pool safety for consumers, especially for children. However pool owners are also looking for integrated solutions that complement their outdoor spaces. The lockable V-LOCK access lid is the newest product from the team at AQUEA, setting a new standard for safe and concealed access to skimmer boxes and pool surround equipment.
AQUEA wanted to deliver peace of mind to pool owners, which led to their unique lockable design, providing the safest concealed skimmer box access in the market. Likewise, builders will appreciate how V-LOCK simplifies compliance with Australian safety standards.
When it comes to product innovation, the AQUEA team delivers functionality and finish. V-LOCK is a well-engineered product from all angles, with features like:
> Smart design and rigorous engineering for superior strength and durability
> Intuitive twist-and-lift mechanism and ergonomic die-cast key
> An advanced polymer construction, eliminating electrical bonding, simplifying installation & compliance
> Models to suit tile, stone, and timber decking finishes. The range allows for inlay depths of 8 – 32mm.
The V-LOCK Lid kit is ready to go with spacer plate, adhesive and pre-set fastening points for simple installation of all inlay types. The finished result is a flush finish that blends flawlessly into the pool space. V-LOCK is a premium yet affordable solution for a concealed lockable access lid.
Creating a stunning bubble effect just got easier! BUBBLER+ is AQUEA's new modular bubbler system for concrete pools and spas. Builders will love the convenience and versatility, and customers will love the results.
Traditional bubbler systems tend to create headaches for builders. Traditional fabricated air-loops are labour intensive and time consuming, while drilling through concrete to pipework is risky. Builders need a better solution - a product that’s simple to install with less risk during construction.
BUBBLER+ is AQUEA’s follow-up to its multi-award winning Main Drain products. We have worked with pool builders to develop a simple, reliable and effective solution. After rigorous testing that validated performance and strength, a well-engineered bubbler system has come to life.
BUBBLER+ simplifies installation and is compatible with standard pressure pipe fittings for ultimate flexibility on-site, including construction caps to keep the air-loop clear of debris during the build. The unique manifold’s modular design allows for virtually unlimited configurations, with up to 36 nozzles in a single air-loop using standard air blowers. The greater number of closely spaced nozzles creates a stunningly even effect on the water’s surface.
Low profile nozzles give a discreet finish in a range of colours, concealing tile and render edges. Suited to seats, foot wells, benches, steps, beach entries, and pool windows - the possibilities with BUBBLER+ seem endless.