Introduction: What is a Safety Pool Cover and Why Do You Need One?
The main purpose of a safety pool cover is a cover for your swimming pool that will keep children and pets from drowning in the pool. It is an important safety measure for any pool owner to take. The design of safety pool covers makes it impossible for children and pets from entering the water in your swimming pool.
Safety pool covers are designed to be easy to install and remove, while still providing a high-level of protection against drowning. They come in different shapes and styles, including mesh fabric and solid vinyl.
Automatic pool covers provide extra security by automatically closing when you to lock the pool cover with a key switch. A motor then winds the cover over a set of tracks sealing the pool from intruders and debris.
How Much Does a Safety Pool Cover Cost in Canada?
So you may be wondering how much are pool covers in Canada. The price of a safety pool cover will depend on the size of your swimming pool and the type of material that you want to use. The price range for an auto safety pool cover in Canada can vary based on your overall pool design and the customizations you choose. If you’re looking for a Canadian pool covers specialist, Poolcoversbc has you “covered”.
There are 3 main features that affects the price of new safety pool covers.
- Track Options
- Pool Size and Shape
Additionally costs for a completely new build vs installing on an existing pool will differ. An automatic safety cover can start as low as $10,000 for a small cocktail pool install or a basic under track setup for an existing pool with the average for an existing pool being $14,000 to $15,000 . For a larger pool with more complex custom features, a safety cover can cost upwards of $20,000 with a typical new build being $17,000 to $20,000.
Note: This range is a basic estimate, exact pricing will vary.
Pool Cover Fabrics
We believe a pool cover should be three things: safe, durable and unobtrusive. In addition to having the industry’s longest life expectancy, our covers can withstand thousands of pounds. And to beautifully integrate our covers into your pool area, we offer a palette of ten colours to choose from.
How Does an Automatic Pool Cover Work?
Automatic inground safety covers are a good alternative to manual options as they require minimal maintenance. They work by using a set of tracks and an efficient motor attached to rollers at one end of the pool. This will help roll up the cover and store it when not in use.
When the cover switch is activated, the motor turns on and the electric pool cover automatically rolls across the pool area with the help of two tracks on either side of the pool. These tracks can be built inside the lip of the pool for a seamless design, or lay on either side of the pool, above ground.
Automatic pool covers in Canada requires professional installation, a licensed electrician should run all wires and make connections to the breaker box.
Customizations to Fit Pool Sizes and Designs
Automatic safety pool covers typically offer a wide choice of models, options, fabrics and colours. You will usually find about 10 different colours to match your pool area’s decor. Drive mechanisms are available in either stainless steel or marine-grade aluminum. Each system includes stainless steel hardware. As these systems are designed to be adjustable most pool shapes and sizes can be accomodated. You will need to work with the pool cover specialists to design a system around your needs.
- pool specific track systems for concrete, vinyl or fiberglass and any pool shape
- mechanism coverings to protect and retain the aesthetics of your pool
- motor or hydraulic power options to suit your needs
- standard fabric colours or choose from extended special order colours
- control and automation of pool features and cover
- automatic water-removal pumps come standard with every new system
Automatic Pool Cover Switch Options
Most new auto safety pool covers in Canada come with touch screen or button switches with safety alerts.
These systems can connect to your existing home network and can be easily set up to get custom notifications for when the cover is closed, when someone enters a user code, when an auauthorized person attempts to login and when the cover is left open after a certain time and more.
You can have more than one user code programmed for different members of the your family.
To prevent unauthorized access auto safety pool cover systems keep the power key switch in a lockable box.
Quality and Reliability
Pool covers need to be high quality, meaning they need to be reliable and durable. When they are not properly maintained, they can lose their effectiveness over time and become less dependable. We only work with innovative technologies so that our products last the distance, while at the same time providing a superior level of safety.
Automatic pool safety covers have the most time proven warranties in the industry. Pool installers in our list have decades of experience supporting the warranties we offer. You can stand on their reputation.
Warranties cover the automated swimming pool safety cover itself and there are separate warranties for the fabric and pump.
Pool covers strong enough to stand on
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Pool Cover Answers
How much weight can covers hold and can you walk on them?
Although not intended to be walked on, our covers can hold an enormous amount of weight as long as the normal water level is maintained. Often after our installation and during our customer orientation, our techs will walk on the cover to demonstrate the strength of the cover.
We have some great pictures and videos with a moose, some bears, and a golf cart on a cover ( not all at once), with no cover damage.
Can you install an auto cover on an existing pool?
Yes, we can- provided there is enough deck space to form a rectangle with no raised objects ( elevated hot tub, rock features) in the way. Typically we need a minimum of 2’ of space on the deck area at both shallow end and deep end. A pool ladder can be hinged and we would need a minimum of 14” of clearance if the mechanism is to be mounted at the deep end.
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