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    zimm's Avatar
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    automatic pool cover?

    I just got my first quote to put 116' of aluminum pool fence around half my pool to separate it from the backyard for our two small kids and dog. $5000! I have a second quote coming on Saturday. On top of that, this fall I need to spend who-knows-how-much on a custom safety cover for my 45x15 pool. What if I just got a automatic-powered cover for it to keep everything out of the water when I'm not using it? I'm not sure how it would cover the stairs and seating cut-out though. Ideas?

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    Re: automatic pool cover?

    The track for the auto cover would have to be screwed into concrete. It is no big deal to cover an odd shape you just end up dragging cover over your concrete. You could have a spa blower put in to lift it off concrete to alleviate some of the wear on it.
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    Re: automatic pool cover?

    Not sure a blower would get it inflated such that it didn't rub while being closed or opened, more chance with the opening I would guess. Took me three mins to blow mine up while I was closed.


    Maybe if you had a flapper at the end, extra auto cover wIth weights in it somehow to seal the water to cover space as it moved.....
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    Re: automatic pool cover?

    We are considering filling in our swimout to enable adding an automatic cover. You could do similar and not need to drag the cover over much concrete.
    22,000 gallon in-ground pool. Was hayward Pro-Grid DE filter / Hayward RS 750 pump / Aquabot turbo / Solar pool cover. Remodel under progress to install safety cover. Will install new equipment, solar thermal, etc.

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