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Thread: Is a autocover manual controlled only?

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    Is a autocover manual controlled only?

    Can the operation of an autocover be controlled through Pentair's intellitouch or easytouch system? PB indicates it operation is strictly manual with a key. It makes sense you wouldn't want to remotely cover someone up. I'm just curious now...
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    Re: Is a autocover manual controlled only?

    For safety reasons, they are typically only manually controlled.
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    Re: Is a autocover manual controlled only?

    Quote Originally Posted by spool View Post
    ... PB indicates it operation is strictly manual with a key...
    That may be a local requirement but nationally, I don't believe you're limited to a key switch. The switch supplied with my auto cover was not a key switch.

    Having a remote control shouldn't be an issue either, but as you already stated, automatic closure would not be smart.

    If my memory is correct, I think the only requirement is that switch placement should allow full view of the pool when closing.
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    Re: Is a autocover manual controlled only?

    Keys are not required, but the location of the open/close control does need to have a clear view of the pool. Operating the cover when you can't see the pool is very dangerous.
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