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    Auto pool cover will not open

    Hello everyone - just joined but have been impressed with helpful content for years.

    My Coverstar cover will not open. A couple days ago i opened it to enjoy some swim time and the cover stopped opening half way, I can close (and eventually did) but cannot open. I've had zero problems with my cover for the 8 years of service - I'm sure its a simple issue to fix. Ropes apear fine but appears to be some slack on the reels.

    Coverstar repairs are just too dam expensive so I'd like to try what I can before I call for service.

    thoughts?

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    Re: Auto pool cover will not open

    For posteritysake .... I removed the roller cover and noticed that the roller tube insertwas spinning fine near the motor, not spinning at all on the far end. Suspecteda broken roller tube. Pulled the cover slack as far back as I could anddetached the cover from the roller tube. Totally corroded roller tube at theroller tube insert, insert corroded too. Salt water pool.

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    Re: Auto pool cover will not open

    Please keep us updated as to how you end up fixing this problem. 'k?
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    Re: Auto pool cover will not open

    My PB adjusts my ropes for free except for a trio charge which we coordinate with the neighbors. Have you asked them to take a peek?

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    Re: Auto pool cover will not open

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    The 2 or 3inches of the motor side of the roll-up tube was corroded completely off theroll-up tube. This why I can close the cover but cannot uncover. The other side of the roll-up tube seems fine but lots of calcium type buildup.The roll-up tube cone, adapter assembly and tube inserts arealso corroded beyond reuse. Coverstar was contacted and this should all be underwarranty – 20 years for mechanical. In themeantime, because I have about 3 or weeks of swim season, I used a 6” stove pipe and fashioned an extension and it now worksfine (bolted stove pipe to tube insert, inserted into roll-up tube and secured withscrews). Before and after phots attached.

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    Re: Auto pool cover will not open

    Hello Brock, and welcome to TFP,

    That looks like as good of a temp fix as any.

    I'm glad the repairs are covered under warranty.

    Now just a few questions in regards to the "Lots of calcium type build up."

    Are you seeing any calcium type build up in or around your pool, on, in, or around any of your equipment?

    What are you using to chlorinate your pool?

    What is your calcium level?

    How are you checking your levels?

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