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
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According to the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), most pool covers should be able to support a weight of 485 pounds. Our brand of covers can hold up to 2000 pounds, exceeding the standard. While specific weight guidelines can vary depending on the type and design of the pool cover, it is generally advised to avoid placing heavy loads or using the cover as a walking path. The occasional walk can easily be handled.
Absolutely, we can accommodate walking on the pool cover, given that there is sufficient deck space without obstructions. Typically, a minimum deck space at both ends of the pool is required in right angles to allow tracks to run. These guidelines ensure safe and unrestricted access when walking on the pool cover.
The cost of a safety pool cover in Canada will depend on the size of your swimming pool and the type of material that you want to use. The price range for an auto safety pool cover in Canada can vary based on your overall pool design and the customizations you choose.
There are 3 main features that affects the price of new safety pool covers.
– Track Options
– Pool Size and Shape
Additionally costs for a completely new build vs installing on an existing pool will differ. An automatic safety cover can start as low as $10,000 for a small, cocktail pool or an existing pool with the average for an existing pool being $14,000 to $15,000.
For a larger pool with more complex custom features, a safety pool cover build on a new pool build can cost upwards of $20,000 with a typical new build being $17,000 to $20,000.
Note: This range is a basic estimate, exact pricing will vary.
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