Repurposing a Cover-Pools automatic cover...?


Sep 30, 2019
I have an old automatic cover with a snapped rope and some pretty crusty mechanics and electrical. I've never seen it operate as I have not had the house long. I've done enough research to know how to fix it and I'm good with a wrench. But I don't want to deal with the hassle of tuning the pulley mechanics and the parts cost and time to fix it is high. I was thinking of removing the canvas and using it as a powered solar cover drum without the rope system. Has anyone performed a hack like this before?