What You Need To Know Before Buying A Retractable Pool Cover In Canada
Pool owners recognize the advantages of owning a retractable pool cover beyond the safety aspects and have discovered these new auto pool covers can have cost advantages over the lifetime of a pool.
As and additional convenience automatic covers will automatically open or close when the right conditions are met (such as covering the pool at a set time). These are best for people with busy schedules or who don’t want to worry about opening and closing their cover every day.
Pool covers strong enough to stand on
Benefits Of Owning A Retractable Safety Pool Cover
Auto pool safety covers offer you peace of mind in your backyard. These pool covers come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit almost any pool size. They are custom-built to provide a safe barrier that prevents accidents from happening by keeping your children and pets safe.
A pool cover is a great way to keep heat in the pool. It can be used to cover the water and keep it warm, or it can be used to cover the surface of the water and reduce evaporation. The more heated water means a more comfortable swim!
Your pool will also require less maintenance. This is because the water is cleaner, so fewer contaminants will get into the pool. Less dirt and leaves will fall in and you will have to clean it less; and filters and traps will need to be cleaned less often too.
One of the most critical component to keep in imind when maintaining a pool is to keep the chemical balance. When there is no solar exposure, the water will stay balanced for much longer than if it was exposed to sunlight when algae and other growth occurs. Less chemicals and filtering pump use will save you money over the long term.
Auto pool covers can be programmed to turn on automatically at specific times to keep sun exposure to a minimum, reducing chemical costs and making your filters and pumps work less, reducing wear and tear on your equipment.
TYPICAL SAVINGS FROM RETRACTABLE POOL COVERS
Frequently Asked Questions
Although not intended to be walked on, our covers can hold an enormous amount of weight as long as the normal water level is maintained. Often after our installation and during our customer orientation, our techs will walk on the cover to demonstrate the strength of the cover.
We have some great pictures and videos with a moose, some bears, and a golf cart on a cover ( not all at once), with no cover damage.
Yes, we can- provided there is enough deck space to form a rectangle with no raised objects ( elevated hot tub, rock features) in the way. Typically we need a minimum of 2’ of space on the deck area at both shallow end and deep end. A pool ladder can be hinged and we would need a minimum of 14” of clearance if the mechanism is to be mounted at the deep end.
New build: $17,000- $20,000, we would encourage you to speak to your pool builder.
Existing pool: $14,000-$15,000 (cover only).
There are electrical concerns and in some cases a person may want to build a bench over the mechanism which would add to costs. We have some talented carpenters that we have worked with that we can recommend.
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