How Are Automatic Pool Covers Installed?

If you’re looking for a way to keep your pool clean and safe, an automatic pool cover may be just what you need. But how are these covers installed? At Pool Covers BC, we have been installing auto pool covers in BC since the early 2000’s and we’re here to walk you through the process.

First, we’ll need to measure your pool to ensure we get the right size cover. We’ll measure the length and width of your pool, as well as any unique features like steps or diving boards. Once we have these measurements, we can create a custom cover that fits perfectly.

Top Track and Recessed Track Systems



For a deck mount track system the first step in installing the track system is to measure the length of your pool. We’ll then use these measurements to determine the length of track that’s needed. The track will typically be made of durable, weather-resistant materials like aluminum or PVC.

Once we have the track, we’ll begin the installation process. This typically involves securing the track to the deck or coping around the perimeter of the pool. The track will need to be secured with anchors or screws to ensure that it stays in place.

Next, we’ll attach the cover to the track. This can be done using a variety of different methods, depending on the type of cover you have. Some covers will snap onto the track.

Undertrack System


This involves digging a trench around the perimeter of your pool and installing the track. The track should be secured to the pool deck and levelled properly to ensure the cover operates smoothly. Once the undertrack system is installed, it’s time to install the cover. The cover should be custom-made to fit your pool’s dimensions and the undertrack system. The cover will be attached to the track and can be operated with the push of a button.

After the track system is installed, we’ll mount the motor and cover reel. The motor is what powers the cover, and the reel is where the cover is stored when it’s not in use. These components will be mounted on one end of your pool, typically the shallow end.

Once the motor and reel are installed, we’ll attach the cover to the reel and then feed it into the track on the other end of the pool. The track guides the cover as it opens and closes, and ensures that it stays in place.

Finally, we’ll test the cover to make sure it’s working properly. We’ll operate it and test to make sure it’s opening and closing smoothly while checking for any obstructions or issues that may cause the cover to malfunction and that it’s properly aligned with the track.

At Pool Covers BC, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality automatic pool cover installations. We’ll work with you to ensure that your cover is installed properly and meets your specific needs. With an automatic pool cover, you can keep your pool clean and safe while also reducing maintenance and energy costs. If you’re interested in knowing whether an automatic pool cover is worth it, contact us today using the handy form below to learn more!


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