Did you know that an older fabric can not only be unreliable but also very unsafe? Kind of like driving on bald tires…you might get away with it but not a good idea.
Here at the Pool Patrol we are replacement pool cover specialists with over 24 years of experience. No matter what make or model, we can upgrade your worn out fabric with a durable new fabric and take the stress out of the other components of your system.
Quality and Colour
Our premium grade fabrics are available in 8 standard colours and are ‘invisa’ ropes are the strongest in the industry. Our fabrics strong tensile strength mean they don’t experience the brittleness and cracking of other lower quality pool fabrics.
We have 8 standard colours. The dark grey (charcoal) remains the most popular, with the dark blue a distant second. The darker colours definitely absorb some heat but I encourage customers to get pick the colour they prefer and try not to ‘match’ other items, rather compliment any colour scheme that you are working with.
Typically, once the deposit (50%) has been received and the order has been finalized, we are 2-3 weeks to get the delivery and can install immediately after it arrives. Installation is typically one day only with as little disruption to your backyard enjoyment as possible.
Typically a fabric will last 6-10 years, depending on how it is cared for and the environment that it is exposed to. Improper water chemistry plays the biggest role in early deterioration. Fabrics that are cracked, have holes, or look generally worn out, should be replaced. From a distance the cover may look not too bad, but upon closer inspection you may notice deterioration which can affect the covers performance and safety. Please be sure to inspect your cover and contact the pool patrol if your cover needs replacing.
We have two locations. Since 1995 we have been located in Vancouver and servicing the lower mainland, Vancouver Island, Whistler and points in between. We have a team of technicians, some of which have been with us for 10 years or more.
In 2019, after years of servicing the Okanagon from Vancouver and finding it challenging and expensive, we opened a warehouse in West Kelowna and hired a full time local service tech and installer.
In 2021 we have hired a second service tech to work out of our Kelowna office and our proud to be the Okanagon’s local cover provider, offering prompt and reliable service.
Attention To Detail
We pay extra attention to the finer points of the sizing and the installation so you won’t have problems like those pictured below. We also include a full tune up involving pulleys, gliders and guides to ensure the cover is running smoothly. Our goal is to get your cover system looking and running better than new.
Need us to quote on a replacement cover? Contact either our Kelowna office 778-400-0803 or our Vancouver office 604-210-4186, or send us photos of your pool via our handy form below.
Allan Horwood, owner
The Pool Patrol
Distributor for Automatic Pool Covers Inc.
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.