Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Automatic pool cover fails to open, shear pin intact, how to reengage drum?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    2

    Automatic pool cover fails to open, shear pin intact, how to reengage drum?

    After a lot of water collected on the cover and pulled on the collector drum, the drum fails to engage when the motor turns to open the cover. Nothing appears to be broken. This cover works by engaging the rope reels for closing the cover using a spiral jaw clutch, but it is not clear to me where the clutch is for engaging the drum. I attach a figure from a patent that covers a similar design, but that has a two-sided spiral jaw clutch that is used the engage either the reel or drum depending on the motor direction.

    A video is at:

    http://204.195.94.98/poolcover/IMG_4645.MOV

    and

    http://204.195.94.98/poolcover/IMG_4644.MOV

    Has anyone solved this problem for this type of mechanism?

    thanks in advance
    Jonathan
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Patrick_B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Midland TX
    Posts
    14,999

    Re: Automatic pool cover fails to open, shear pin intact, how to reengage drum?

    Boy I sure haven't.

    I just wanted to welcome you aboard and get your post to the top. Good luck on the issue, and enjoy the forum!
    TFP Moderator
    Essential Links:
    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Pentair 36"SF & VS Pump, Dolphin M5, Rheem

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    2

    Re: Automatic pool cover fails to open, shear pin intact, how to reengage drum?

    Thanks a lot!

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    Boy I sure haven't.

    I just wanted to welcome you aboard and get your post to the top. Good luck on the issue, and enjoy the forum!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •