Stormtech Pty Ltd

Since the introduction of linear grates to Australia in the early 1990s, Stormtech has become the premier provider of stylish, architectural drainage solutions for pool surrounds and outdoor landscaping.

Their Special Assembly products are narrow profile, high-capacity drainage systems that allow flexibility in pool design and construction, including wet-edge or infinity pool designs. These patented manifold drainage systems reduce the need for traditional wider grating.

The Special Assembly is composed from a PVC channel with outlets every 200mm, which are connected via downpipes to the corresponding sockets in the pipe below. This allows the channel to be installed level, while the pipe is given sufficient fall to be self-cleaning.

The system is then completed with a stylish slimline stainless steel grate, available in 38mm or 65mm width in wedge-wire or, for a more budget conscious option, a punched hole or slotted version.

The Special Assembly is also used as an accessory to drainage in or around pool coping to protect garden and grass areas from contamination by pool water, and to reduce the impact of stormwater into the pool water system.

In recognition of this innovative product, Stormtech was awarded a DesignMark at the 2004 Australian Design Awards.