Manual Pool Safety CoverThe manual pool cover is an economical alternative to the automatic cover, offering the same benefits at about half the price. It’s a manual cover that’s convenient enough for daily use since there are no bothersome straps, no sandbags and no anchors. To cover the pool, hold the rope attached to the leading edge and pull the cover across the pool. To uncover the pool, turn the crank handle. Large manual covers may require two person operation but in most cases one person can take it on and off. The manual system uses the same track, fabric and other components as the automatic system with the exception of the motor. The manual system can be upgraded to an automatic at a later date.
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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.