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    Manual automatic covers?

    Hi,

    We are debating on putting an automatic/manual safety cover on our pool. I saw Royal Swimming pools online has pool kits, and it seems kits for DIY automatic covers? Has anyone installed either their manual or automatic cover. Are you happy with them?

    I also saw Aqua-Maria EZ cover, but they seem to have dealers who install. I spoke to one and they are giving an estimate, but said not much price difference as it is all the same except the motor.

    Any suggestions are appreciated. If any of you have had an automatic cover installed, are you glad you did?

    thanks!
    26,600 IG vinyl
    Haywood Sand filter 2018; Haywood 1HP pump; Haywood gas heater; Dolphin robot
    Pool prob 20-30 years old, liner and pump 2-3 yrs old
    testing: TF-100 and Taylor K-1000

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    Re: Manual automatic covers?

    We have a hydraulic lid on our pool but it was here when we got it...its 67 years old and runs perfectly...I love the cover as its easy, its efficient and as far as my insurance goes i don't have to have a fence or some other type of barrier around the pool
    Rob~n~Darlene, West Virginia
    Inground, 67 years old, 22K Gallon
    Stainless Steel with Concrete Bottom
    Hayward Sand Filter; Hayward Superpump; Hayward Natural Gas Heater
    Hydraulic powered Lid

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    Re: Manual automatic covers?

    Look at PoolCoverSpecialists.com

    I *think* I saw one that actually uses a rechargeable drill to activate the cover. I thought that a brilliant idea as I had also seen some with huge ski type manual poles that you "ski" with back and forth to open the cover.

    They're out there.... you just have to Google and search a bit.

    Maddie
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    Re: Manual automatic covers?

    In all our years we have installed one manual auto cover. Would never do another one. What little you save is not worth the effort it requires. The ability to just turn a key or flip a switch to open and close is so nice.
    Over 30 years in the pool business
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    Re: Manual automatic covers?

    Thanks for input!

    Anyone know about Royal Pools? They seem to have DIY kits for pools, and automatic covers.
    26,600 IG vinyl
    Haywood Sand filter 2018; Haywood 1HP pump; Haywood gas heater; Dolphin robot
    Pool prob 20-30 years old, liner and pump 2-3 yrs old
    testing: TF-100 and Taylor K-1000

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