Can anyone help me with this, please. I need to purchase a foam, heat-retaining 5mm or, preferably, 6mm thick thermal cover for my indoor swimming pool, in South West France (33220), which is a rectangle, measuring 7.96m by 3.39m. I require it to be hemmed all around, to be factory-fitted with a leading edge towing kit, and to come with a roller strap kit. Easy enough to purchase in he UK at a reasonable price and to have delivered to any address there for a nominal sum. But can the various UK suppliers ship it to France? The answer is that most either cannot or will not, and those few who can and will are usually the most expensive and also want a huge sum of money for the delivery to France.
Apparently the problem is that foam covers cannot be folded without severe creasing, so have to be rolled up for transportation - rather like carpets. In my case, even for a small pool, this will result in a roll about 4m long. Apparently most couriers cannot handle a roll that long.
I have tried to purchase the item in France, where the delivery cost would actually be quite reasonable, but where the purchase cost could be up to twice as much as in the UK.
Does anyone on this helpful forum know of any reasonably-priced courier with a long enough load space, or a UK supplier who will deliver to France at a reasonable cost, or indeed a supplier in France who sells and can deliver this product at an affordable price? Or someone doing a return trip from the UK to SW France in a lorry or van with a long enough load-space and some spare room?.
Any (polite, please!) suggestions or ideas would be warmly-welcomed.