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    Where to go for automatic pool cover replacement

    I have a Cover Pool automatic pool cover that needs new vinyl. Where should I go or not go to get a replacement.
    18 / 36 IG pool
    22,000 Gal.
    Vinyl liner
    No bottom drain, De filter

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    Re: Where to go for automatic pool cover replacement

    I have a Pool Saver automatic cover and the cover right now is a Coverstar. I am probably going to need to replace it next year.

    I am also interested in good companies to go with for a replacement cover.

    Anyone have recommendations?
    18,000 Gallons 16x32 In Ground Vinyl
    Purex Triton TR-60 Sand Filter * Pentair SuperFlo 1-1/2 HP (P/N 340039)
    MiniMax Gas Heater * Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend
    Coverstar Automatic Cover * Built in 1993

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    Re: Where to go for automatic pool cover replacement

    Paper_Diva, I live near you (Elgin) I got a new (replacement) auto cover last year. I was very happy with the Company I used:
    A-1 Midwest Enterprises, Inc. Belvidere, Il. 61008 (800)308-3720
    Kris
    In ground 26,000 gal. 16x36 Avg depth-6'
    Vinyl
    sand filter used 24/7
    auto cover
    Elgin/Illinois

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    Re: Where to go for automatic pool cover replacement

    That's great! Thanks

    Do you kind if I ask about how much it costs for a cover? We just moved in last year. Pool came with the house!
    18,000 Gallons 16x32 In Ground Vinyl
    Purex Triton TR-60 Sand Filter * Pentair SuperFlo 1-1/2 HP (P/N 340039)
    MiniMax Gas Heater * Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend
    Coverstar Automatic Cover * Built in 1993

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    Re: Where to go for automatic pool cover replacement

    Pool store quoted 3000.00 for a replacement cover and labor. I found
    A duplicate cover and it is 1500.00 and I will have to do the labor. It doesn't seem hard, but I'm not sure!
    18 / 36 IG pool
    22,000 Gal.
    Vinyl liner
    No bottom drain, De filter

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    Re: Where to go for automatic pool cover replacement

    That's not too bad. Hopefully it's not too difficult to install. I should be able to get through this summer but I am sure it won't last through next year.
    18,000 Gallons 16x32 In Ground Vinyl
    Purex Triton TR-60 Sand Filter * Pentair SuperFlo 1-1/2 HP (P/N 340039)
    MiniMax Gas Heater * Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend
    Coverstar Automatic Cover * Built in 1993

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    Re: Where to go for automatic pool cover replacement

    Our cover was about $$3,400.00- for a 16x36' pool- that's was for replacing the viny-
    I don't think I would attempt to do the installation myself-It's expensive but I think it's worth the peace of mind that comes with it.
    Kris
    In ground 26,000 gal. 16x36 Avg depth-6'
    Vinyl
    sand filter used 24/7
    auto cover
    Elgin/Illinois

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    Re: Where to go for automatic pool cover replacement

    It is great to diy, but sometimes for the peace of mind that comes with paying a pro to do it might just be worth it. If anything happened to your kids or pets due to not installing it correctly. Just makes me cringe at the thought
    Over 30 years in the pool business
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    Re: Where to go for automatic pool cover replacement

    Any reason why the labor is as much as the cover?
    18,000 Gallons 16x32 In Ground Vinyl
    Purex Triton TR-60 Sand Filter * Pentair SuperFlo 1-1/2 HP (P/N 340039)
    MiniMax Gas Heater * Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend
    Coverstar Automatic Cover * Built in 1993

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    Re: Where to go for automatic pool cover replacement

    My cost included a tune up of all the equipment-new rollers, oiled parts- it also covered them coming out to align the cover if it got off kilter. The cost of my first one covered a broken cord in the cover. Haven't had any problems with new one. I dont' think $3,400 was bad-my first cover lasted 10 years. Also, it helped the my insurace covered the cost-my liner ripped due to snow and ice overload. Had a huge snowstorm in 2010.
    Kris
    In ground 26,000 gal. 16x36 Avg depth-6'
    Vinyl
    sand filter used 24/7
    auto cover
    Elgin/Illinois

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