Our Shade Balls Are The World’s First Self-Filling Cover Balls

Euro-Matic has developed the world’s first self-filling cover ball, which solves the huge weight issue that its predecessor had by being half filled with water. This two-piece assembly has a sealed air chamber on one side of the shade ball while the other side is vented to allow water to enter when put on a pool to sink to half of its diameter. Our smart shade balls are the perfect modern solution to cover huge open surfaces & tanks such as;

  • Waste water
  • Biomass
  • Slurry lagoon
  • Dangerous materials
  • Heated or cooled open surface tanks
  • Airports’ ponds (camouflage)

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Technical Details

Black, UV stabilised High Density Polyethylene

Self-filling Ball Diameter
100 mm

Surface Coverage
Appr. 116 balls per m²

Life Expectancy
10 years in conventional environments

Advantages of using our shade balls:

  • Cost effective – cheaper to transport compared to the water-filled BirdBall
  • Float on surface, covering 90% of the surface
  • Extra stability at wind speeds in excess of 147km/h, (48m/s)
  • Decreases penetration of UV rays
  • Reduction of liquid loss through evaporation by up to 90%
  • Allows movement of equipment through the liquid
  • Maintenance free
  • No running cost
  • Reusable
  • Spread automatically as the liquid levels rise and fall
  • Quick and simple to install