To make a very long story short, my house was hit by lightning and we lost just about every electronic item we own. Electrician has restored power to the house and outside, however...the motor to my auto cover is fried. It has been 2 weeks. I've shocked thr1437783316682.jpgough the skimmer using a garden hose in the meantime. I now have power to the pool pump, filter, heater, etc. But no power to the cover.
I would like to open the pool and give it a good clean and super shock since its been 90 degrees plus all week. Directions in the owner manual are vague. I have removed the coupler that connects the motor to the shaft. Attempted to open by pulling the ropes to no avail. Directions I have say:
"Using a large pipe wrench, attach to the aluminum ends of the castings that is directly next to the roll up of the cover and wrap the cover onto the drum".
Someone please explain this to me like I'm a 4yr old because I'm getting nowhere. We were supposed to have a pool party for my daughter's bday tomorrow and I can't get this thing open!
Thanks in advance!