Automatic pool covers are designed to provide safety, convenience, and energy efficiency to pool owners. One important factor to consider when using an automatic pool cover is its weight capacity.
The weight capacity of an automatic pool cover can vary depending on the size, make, and model. In general, most automatic pool covers can support a weight of up to 400-600 pounds. This weight capacity is usually sufficient to support the weight of two adults and two small children or pets if they accidentally walk or fall onto the cover.
However, it is important to note that automatic pool covers are not designed to support the weight of a person or animal intentionally walking or standing on the cover on a regular basis such as using it as a pathway to cross the pool. Doing so can damage the pool cover and create a safety hazard. Therefore, it is important to always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and use the cover for its intended purpose – to prevent the occasional accidental fall and keep the pool safe and clean of debris like leaves and branches when it is not in use.
If you are unsure of your automatic pool cover’s weight capacity or have any concerns about its safety, it is best to consult with a cover professional or the manufacturer for advice. If you have questions about weight capacity and proper usage of our pool covers contact us with the handy form below. If you need a new automatic pool cover, you can even send us photos of your pool to help us give you an accurate estimate.
Benefits Of Owning An Automatic Pool Cover
Safety and Protection
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.
Energy Savings & Comfort
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!
Less Debris & Maintenance
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.
Lower Energy & Lifetime Cost
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.
Less Wear & Tear On Pool Equipment
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.
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