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How Much Weight Will Your Automatic Pool Cover Hold?

March 20, 2023

Curious as to how much weight your automatic pool cover can hold? Check out this video for some real-life examples of how sturdy these things are!

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Curious as to how much weight your automatic pool cover can hold? Check out this video for some real-life examples of how sturdy these things are!

We love automatic pool covers for their safety factor, but did you realise that a big part of what makes them a safety investment for your home is the large amount of weight they can hold?

Playing tag is for the playground. We don’t encourage people to run around on our pool covers but sometimes situations arise where you have to. And while we don’t like to think about situations like children running where they shouldn’t—we’re here to tell you that while that’s startling, your cover can hold a LOT of weight.

A big thing to note: our covers can hold an enormous amount of weight as long as the normal water level is maintained. Learn more about pool maintenance.

Another factor that may affect the strength of your cover is the condition of the fabric. We recommend replacing pool cover fabric every six to ten years. Keep an eye out for wear and tear on the fabric and contact us if you think it’s time for an update.

After our techs install your new automatic pool cover, they’ll walk on it to demonstrate just how much weight the cover can handle.

You may not think that weight is a real consideration for your pool cover, but here are just some examples of heavyweights that might find themselves on your automatic pool cover:

  • People
  • Wildlife (even bears)
  • Snow
  • Water and ice pooling (be sure to clean your pool cover)
  • Small vehicles like golf carts (yes, really)

Okay, we can’t say why some of these things may end up on your pool cover but if they do, you’re going to be glad you planned with your family’s safety in mind.

Commitment. Expertise. Determination. Work with an automatic pool cover company that has made your safety their life’s work. Contact the Pool Patrol to get started on your pool safety cover installation today.

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