Automatic pool covers are a great way to keep your pool safe and secure, while also helping to maintain the temperature of the water. They are designed with a leading edge tube that connects to the leading edge of the cover, and both sides have parallel tracks. When you open or close the cover, the tracks will rotate in the right direction to open or close the pool. The mechanism behind automatic pool covers is quite simple and consists of a series of interlocking gears.
When you turn on the system, the gears are activated and automatically start rotating the heavy aluminum tube, which will roll into or out of the pool to cover or uncover it. An automatic pool cover acts as a VAPOR BARRIER that almost completely stops evaporation. It is designed so that 85% rest on the pool surface when deployed over the pool, leaving very little room for evaporation to occur. This helps you save a lot of water and money in the long run. Automatic pool covers are made of a heavy vinyl and work much better than a sun cover, as they can add 10 to 15 degrees to the pool temperature. When opening the cover, the smaller reel is unwound and the cover reel is wound up, pulling the cover backwards.
When you cover the pool, the process works in reverse and the rope reel winds up, pulling the cover across the pool. How do automatic pool covers work? They use a simple pulley principle. At one end of the pool there is a large reel, such as a solar blanket reel to wind up the cover when open. Along the side of the pool there are two straight tracks that house the rope and pulleys at the other end. Automatic pool covers are a growing trend for in-ground pool owners.
They have features you won't find on other pool covers, but they also have some caveats for potential buyers. If you want to completely hide the track and cover of your pool, an automatic pool cover with lower cover offers what you need. The current cover can still be used, if re-installed, to be used as a winter cover, which can put strain on automatic covers. If Old Man Winter drops a ton of white stuff where you live, you might be better off with a traditional pool safety cover. Despite being able to withstand several people on them, they will not carry a load of snow.
Automatic pool covers work well to keep children and even adults out of the pool if you don't want to have them in it. In addition, they can control the temperature of the water, eliminating the need to use an electric water heating pump or other sources. This allows for a very clean installation, but it can only be installed on rectangular pools and is not recommended for existing pools. As soon as you activate it, an automatic pool cover can cover and uncover your pool with ease.