How Does A Retractable Pool Cover Work?

A swimming pool is an excellent source of fun and relaxation during hot summer days, but it also requires maintenance and upkeep. One important aspect of pool ownership is ensuring it’s safety for children and pets. Keeping it clean and safe from debris, dirt, and unwanted visitors are other considerations. This is where a retractable pool cover comes in handy.

An automatic retractable pool cover is a covering system designed to protect your children and pets from accidentally falling in the pool. Made from durable vinyl fabric or plastic tiles, the covers can withstand the weight of several adults, when a person falls on these covers, they can simply get up and walk across the cover to the pool deck.

Additionally an auto pool cover protects the pool from external elements, such as rain, wind, and leaves. It also helps to keep your pool water warm, reducing energy costs associated with heating your pool.

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But how does a retractable pool cover work? Let’s find out!

Retractable pool covers are made of durable materials like vinyl or plastic slats and they are designed to be rolled up or unrolled as needed. The pool cover can be installed above ground or in-ground, and it is mounted on tracks on either side of the pool.

When the cover is rolled out, it will cover the entire pool, keeping it clean and protected from external elements. The cover is held in place by a mechanism at one end of the pool, and it can be pulled back by a motor when not in use, exposing the pool.

Retractable pool covers are available in manual and automatic versions. A manual retractable pool cover requires manual effort to roll and unroll the cover, while an automatic version has a motor that drives the mechanism, making it much easier and convenient to operate.

The automatic pool covers are controlled by a motor, which can be operated with a remote control, a switch, or a keypad. The motor rolls and unrolls the cover using a reel that is connected to the cover. The motor also has a safety feature that will shut off the motor if there is an obstacle in the way.

Retractable pool covers are available in different shapes and sizes to fit various pool sizes and shapes. They can also be customized to fit specific pool requirements.

In conclusion, a retractable pool cover is an essential accessory for any pool owner. It helps to protect your loved ones, prevent pool damage from external elements, keeping it clean and safe from debris and unwanted visitors. A retractable pool cover is available in different sizes and shapes to fit your pool, and it is easy to operate, either manually or automatically. It is a worthwhile investment that will help to extend the lifespan of your pool and make maintenance easier.

If you are interested in the cost of a retractable pool cover, contact us using the handy form below. You can even send us photos of your pool to help us better evaluate your needs and suggest pool cover options!