The Pool Patrol have been installing automatic pool safety covers in the Vancouver lower mainland, Victoria and the Okanagan since 1995.
We specialize in automatic pool safety covers and are experts in quality automatic and manual pool covers. As a leader in the Vancouver pool cover industry, our focus is exclusively on pool covers.
As the founder and president, and more importantly as a father of two children under the age of 3, I realize the importance of pool safety and I am pleased to offer my customers the peace of mind they deserve.
Our automatic safety pool covers are all that’s necessary for year-round pool protection. At the simple turn of a key, this multi-tasking automatic pool cover acts as a safety cover, a solar cover and a winter cover — all combined into one.
We offer the most advanced automatic pool cover system on the market. Pool Patrol is proud to be the industry leader in providing quality cover systems to our customers.
You Can Stand On Our Reputation
Not every pool is a perfect candidate for a pool safety cover but often we can overcome various challenges.
Deck space is often more a limiting factor than the shape of the pool. Feel free to send us in a picture and we can have a better idea as to what can be done?
Concerned about tracks mounted on the deck? Don’t be. The track profile is designed so it is not a tripping hazard and in fact it is not much different than a transition strip from say, hardwood to tile.
Where does the mechanism go? Typically in the deep end requiring a minimum of 12″ of clearance. We have some simple but attractive mechanism protective ends or a custom bench can be built.
Kidney or free form, let’s have a look at it!
For most swimming pool owners, safety is a big concern and a pool safety cover will alleviate those concerns. Although nothing will take the place of adult supervision, having a pool safety cover will provide wonderful peace of mind.
Our pool covers are independently certified to exceed the requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM F1346-91), which sets the standards for safety pool covers.
The pool covers are UL listed (U.L. file E52841) for A.S.T.M. safety and electrical standards.
Like a house without a rough, a pool without a cover is tremendously inefficient. You can expect roughly a 70% savings in your energy consumption when using your pool safety cover properly. Energy costs are not likely to start dropping so plan your pool accordingly.
Your pool is essentially sealed up like Tupperware, not allowing any debris to enter. In the lower mainland especially we enjoy wonderful vegetation around our pools but the debris can be overwhelming. Spend less time cleaning your pool and more time enjoying it.
A backyard swimming pool is a major investment and no one enjoys manually taking on and off a pool cover. These days flipping a switch or pressing a button is the norm and your pool cover can be just as quick and efficient.
Regardless of the size, shape, or type of pool you have we can help you cover it. Our expertise matched with pool cover systems allows for a wide range of customizable features including:
We offer both underside track and on-deck track. Underside mounting provides you with hidden track and a seamless look and is best integrated during the build. On-deck track is available in both recessed and universal types.
Mechanism and Motors
The driving force behind every cover system is our state‑of‑the‑art mechanism, which is proof that nothing but the best goes into every one of our covers. The high‑grade stainless-steel and anodized‑aluminum mechanism is specifically suited to the pool environment and contributes to the smooth operation and the overall longevity of the system. The powerful new advanced cover mechanism is available in both electric and hydraulic models.
Pool Patrol’s cover system allows for recessed mechanism mounting which keeps things aesthetically pleasing.
We offer exclusive Quad-core 18 oz fabric. This pvc vinyl exceeds ASTM standards and carries a 7 year prorated warranty. Available in 11 standard colors and a range of custom colors.
We offer a range of pool cover automation accessories that make opening and covering the pool effortless. You can even coordinate water features, lights and other accessories to work with your automatic system.
Pool Patrol offers ladder hinges that allow the ladder to swing up and away from the pool cover track.
Custom Powder Coat
Custom powder coating to match your pool deck or cover fabric is available on all aluminum extrusions. Click above for colour options.
Pool Patrol Covers Offers Safety and Great Return On Investment
Besides offering worry free safety our automatic and manual pool covers saves heat, chemicals and cleaning. By extending equipment life our pool covers quickly pays for itself. You can save up to 70% on operating costs in Vancouver. Contact us today for a quote and pool cover consultation.
Phone 604-210-4186 or use our handy Contact form below to send us a photo of your pool so we can better evaluate your needs.
Allan Horwood, owner
The Pool Patrol
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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.
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.
New build: $16,000- $18,000, we would encourage you to speak to your pool builder.
Existing pool: $12,000-$13,000 (cover only). There are electrical concerns and in some cases a person may want to build a bench over the mechanism which would add to costs. We have some talented carpenters that we have worked with that we can recommend.