Recent content by mummer43

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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    We made it official with our pool builder today and told him we are going to go with an auto cover. I also let him know that I want to explore the option of putting an auto cover on the raised hot tub. He seemed skeptical that it wouldn't be super expensive, but he has never done one. He uses...
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    Looking at the Coverstar website, they only offer black in two specific fabrics. Perhaps this is related to what you mentioned.
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    We have a home that has a lot of black accents. Windows, gutters, roofing, etc. I think the black cover would be in keeping with that theme. Heat would be a secondary benefit and I do get your point about the dirt. Grey would be our second choice.
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    After much discussion, my wife and I have decided to go with a 20x40 rectangle and an auto cover. We are also very much interested in putting an auto cover on our raised hot tub. While this isn't the sexiest design, we have seen some very nice examples of this setup online and feel like the...
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    Thanks for that detailed response. In regards to the leading edge bar, I'd just like to hide it so it isn't sticking out when the cover is open. I don't really care if it is totally hidden, just out of sight. However, I haven't heard of the other system you mentioned and it does intrigue me...
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    What do you mean by space constraints? We definitely do not want to recess the hot tub into the pool. Yes, we know we won't get as much use out of the hot tub as a standalone and we are fine with the fact that it's pretty much an expensive water feature. In regards to the main pool cover...
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    We would do the paver lid since we are doing pavers all around the pool and would want it to look seamless. What system do you typically install? We would probably go with the eclipse and do an encapsulated track that is recessed under the coping. Have you done any spa covers using the...
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    My wife and I have given a deposit to a builder and we like the design we have come up with, which is basically a 20x40 rectangle with a 9x18 sun shelf on the side, which basically makes in an L shape. We are also going with a raised hot tub. We haven't started digging yet and I have spoken...
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    Door Sensors

    They will definitely have swim lessons! Since we will have the pool accessible from the house I want multiple layers of safety. Swim lessons will be the final layer if everything else fails. On a related note, are there any water disturbance sensors that are worth looking into?
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    Door Sensors

    Does it make an audible tone on your phone or just send a push alert?
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    Door Sensors

    Do you need to use the keypad to set it or can you enable and disable it using the app?
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    Door Sensors

    I was actually looking at that system. I was also looking at the Simplisafe system as well. I do not want to pay for monitoring, but it seems like you can use the basic plan to self monitor. All I need are the doors to alarm when they are opened so I hear an audible tone. I'd love to be able...
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    Door Sensors

    I do not know the answer to that, but I will be sure to find out!
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    Door Sensors

    I have small children and would like to arm the doors at night so that I can sleep better. Yes, there will be a time when they are no longer needed but I will definitely use them for a few years. I've seen the small ones that you stick to the doors and I was wondering if anyone found any they...
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    Door Sensors

    We are building a pool that will be fenced on three sides and will be accessible from the house. There are three doors that lead into the pool area and we want to put sensors on the doors that sound a chime or alarm whenever these doors are opened. I would like them to be easily disabled fo...