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Thread: Add Auto Pool Cover to Existing Pool?

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    Jul 2011
    St. Paul, MN

    Add Auto Pool Cover to Existing Pool?

    Does anyone have experience adding an auto cover to an existing pool?

    Searching the web I have found sites showing the tracks for the cover sitting on the existing decking and the reel for the cover is above the ground. I understand that this isn't the best aesthetically, but am wondering if this type of cover functions well. I would be a little worried about how high off the water the cover is. But, it does seem like this type of cover would be easier to repair since I would have easy access to all of the components.
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    Re: Add Auto Pool Cover to Existing Pool?

    I've seen both styles the cover isn't much higher on the after market one. they both sag and let it touch the water. The aftermarket one doesn't look any worse then having a solar reel on the end of the pool. They also have pretty neat hinge things that go on your ladders so that you can move them out of the way when the cover is on.
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