Local invention on sale soon
A MODIFIED version of local inventor Tim Straatmans' Coconet will soon be go on sale around Australia following a successful year-long trial of the product on the Gold Coast.
Mr Straatmans, said the new product was designed to catch kentia and cocos palm seeds that were problematic for many warmer climate pool owners.
"These palms are prevalent in Queensland and cause maintenance headaches for residents, especially those who have them around pools because they can drop hundreds of small seeds each day,'' he said.
Mr Straatmans said the new version of the Coconet was yet to be named but was designed to include a lining that prevented smaller seeds from passing through the net.
"I have had a trial going with the Gold Coast City Council during the past year and the results have been outstanding so you should start seeing more of these around Queensland within the next month.