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    Last Minute Panic About Automatic Cover

    Hi - I am in the process of getting an inground fiberglass pool. It is going to be 16 x 40. I originally wanted an automatic cover - but the price the PB quoted me was astronomical. Now I am panicking that I will regret not getting it. Do I have to have my PB do the automatic cover? Is it something I can get later or am I going to be kicking myself for skimping. My youngest is 10 years old but I do occasionally have younger children here. No neighbors. Also I still need fencing even with the automatic cover so I don't save there. I would appreciate any thoughts.

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    Re: Last Minute Panic About Automatic Cover

    Price should be in the $10-15K range I expect. Click on my name and look for a post about autocovers earlier today. Otherwise, only you can decide if the safety aspect is worth it to you. Anyone installing the cover will be rather close on cost and they all use subs to do them. Technically you can do a surface track install afterwards. But they don't look as nice and have other drawbacks. Under track installations can only be done via the PB.
    Will you have a separate fence around the pool versus connected to the house?
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    Re: Last Minute Panic About Automatic Cover

    Yes, I will have separate fence. My PB quoted me 21,000. That seemed very high last winter. Thanks.

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    Re: Last Minute Panic About Automatic Cover

    Ouch, yes, very high. Partly regional too I suppose for you. BTW- my sons would appreciate your user name! Assuming it's kid lingo derived. If you have goats, that's cool too!
    18'x38' Rectangle (3'-8 1/2' deep w/ diving board) - 27K gal. w/ gray plaster
    Hayward equipment (cartridge filter, 2-speed pump, SWCG, automation) View Our Build
    Coverstar automatic pool cover | StoneMakers concrete retaining wall and decking
    Spring 2013 Build | Dolphin Active 20 robot cleaner | Support TFP!

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