Yes, it is possible to install an automatic pool cover on an existing pool. While it may be more difficult than installing a cover during the initial pool construction, many of our pool owner customers have successfully added a cover to their existing pool without any problems.
The first step is to assess whether your pool is suitable for an automatic cover. Factors that can affect this include the size and shape of your pool, as well as any unique features like fountains or rock formations. If your pool is a good candidate for an automatic cover, the next step is to choose the right type of cover and work with a professional installer to ensure a proper fit.
The installation process may involve cutting or modifying your pool deck to accommodate the cover track, as well as installing a motor and other components. The deck area needs to have at least 2 feet of space on both the shallow end and deep end. The pool ladder can be made hingeable and if the mechanism is placed at the deep end, a minimum clearance of 14 inches is required. However, an experienced installer will be able to minimize the impact on your existing pool and provide a seamless integration of the pool cover.
Overall, while it may be a bit more challenging to install an automatic pool cover on an existing pool, it is certainly possible with the help of a skilled professional from Pool Covers BC. The added safety, convenience, and energy efficiency benefits of an automatic pool cover can make it a worthwhile investment for any pool owner.
If you are interested in knowing whether an automatic pool cover can be installed over your pool contact us using the form below. You can send us photos of your pool so we can give you a proper assessment for a cover install.
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