How Do Automatic Pool Covers Work?

As an automatic pool cover installation company with decades of experience in BC, we at Pool Covers BC know that pool covers are an essential component of any pool. They not only keep debris and dirt out of the pool but also prevent evaporation, save energy, and improve pool safety. In this article, we will explain how automatic pool covers work.


Automatic pool covers are essentially motorized covers that can be opened or closed with a flip of a switch. They are made of durable and weather-resistant materials such as vinyl, mesh, or reinforced PVC. The covers roll up or down on tracks that are installed on either side of the pool.

The mechanism that powers the automatic pool cover is a motor that is typically mounted on one end of the pool, either above ground or below ground. The motor turns a reel, which is connected to the cover by a series of ropes or cables. As the motor turns the reel, the cover rolls up or down on the tracks.

The operation of the motor is controlled by a control panel, which is usually located near the pool or in a convenient location for the user. The control panel allows the user to open or close the cover with ease. Some models even allow for remote control operation, which is especially convenient for larger pools.

One of the key features of an automatic pool cover is its safety benefits. The cover provides a barrier that can prevent small children and pets from accidentally falling into the pool. Additionally, the cover can support a certain amount of weight, making it less likely that someone will fall through the cover.

Automatic pool covers also have energy-saving benefits. The cover prevents evaporation, which can save a significant amount of water over time. Additionally, the cover can help keep the pool water warm by preventing heat loss, which can save energy and reduce heating costs.

Automatic pool covers are an excellent investment for any pool owner. They are easy to operate, provide safety benefits, and can save water and energy. At Pool Covers BC, we have decades of experience installing automatic pool covers, and we are happy to help you choose the right cover for your pool. Contact us today to learn more!

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