Automatic pool cover drum corrosion, fixable or replace?


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Sep 28, 2016
West suburbs of Chicago, IL
Pool cover specialists came out to check out the mechanism of the automatic pool cover. He said the whole thing needs to be replaced even the fabric which is in good condition because its connected to mechanism. Last year the cover worked fine but opened crooked.

I see one of the drum ends are not connected to the housing. I think its this piece - Automatic Pool Cover Parts

I see the whole mechanism is corroded very bad. Is it fixable or does it need to be replaced?



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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
You really don't know until you get into it exactly what is usable and what needs to be replaced. If you have the skills and time to dig into it, and the parts are available, you may be able to get it working.

A repair company, who you will be looking to warranty their work, is likely to tell you to replace it all and start with all new that they know will work.
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