How Do I Choose The Right Pool Cover?
When designing your NEW pool…or if you have an EXISTING pool, no matter if it’s Gunite (cement), Fiberglass or Vinyl Liner…let Pool Cover Specialists® help you and your Pool Builder combine your “vision” of what you want…and how you can add a Pool Cover Specialists® Automatic Pool Cover into your design.
Pool covers are a necessity today and actually pay for themselves in about 2.5 to 3 years. A Pool cover can even pay for your pool in 10 to 15 years, depending on your area. A Pool Cover Specialists® automatic pool cover provides you and your family with Safety, Energy Conservation, Water Evaporation Elimination and Green benefits, and can easily be integrated into your design with just a little pre-planning and coordination with your pool builder.
Adding a Pool Cover Specialists® automatic swimming pool cover does not detract from the elegance of your pool design…it enhances it! Remember…pool covers are usually closed WHEN YOU ARE NOT THERE, that’s where the true benefit comes in. When you are enjoying your pool…simply open it, and let it slide easily out of the way. Your pool, yard, and landscaping are there to be your oasis and your escape…Pool Cover Specialists® is there to make life a little easier, help protect you and your family, save you some money and help you go green…while you are not there.
Take a look below and at just some of the designs and tools we have to make your pool and pool cover a thing of beauty, and the installation and future maintenance a breeze!
Walk On Tray Lids
Now is not the time to cut corners…you are going to be seeing your Deck Lid feature for years to come! You need choices…and Pool Cover Specialists® provides you with plenty! Pool Cover Specialists®Polymer Housing gives you the most options, and makes installation and maintenance a breeze. Pool Cover Specialists® Polymer Housing has been designed “specifically” to be able to mount the most elegant and absolutely best looking flush fit aluminum lids (which can also be powder-coated to match your pool), or they can be used with walk on tray lids, tile, stone, pavers, and more! Pool Cover Specialists® has the components that make your builders life easier, and make “your” pool, yard landscape look fantastic for you and everyone you show it to. You have choices…and all of them are absolutely beautiful!
For the most options…ask your builder to use the Pool Cover Specialists® Polymer Housing which are built to support the most beautiful designs available for your walk on tray lids…his job will be easier, and your finished look will be absolutely stunning.
Water features are very popular today and can turn a plain pool into a spectacular pool. When covering a pool with unique water features, pool cover specialists can assist you. We take great pride in providing creative pool cover solutions. This photo demonstrates one of many solutions. This pool has multiple water features on two ends of the pool. The slide is only a few inches above the water, and yet we are able to cover this pool. The solution: we used the INFINITY 4000™ with a recessed system and walk-on-tray™ lid. A recessed system is where the motor resides below the pool decking or below ground, completely hiding the drive mechanism. Then, the walk-on-tray™ lid covers the motor housing creating an aesthetically pleasing pool, while providing easy access for maintenance.
Free-form shape adds personality to a pool – and used to complicate the application of an automatic cover. Thanks to innovative technology developed by Pool Cover Specialists®, free-form pools pose no design limit for Pool Cover Specialists® automatic covers. This photo demonstrates one of many solutions. The solution: we used the INFINITY 4000™ with a “recessed under track” system and what we call a “Deck-on-deck” design. The “Deck-on-deck” design is where the pool cover track is on an upper deck, and the pool wall resides below that upper deck. A “recessed under track” system is where the motor resides below the pool decking or below ground, hiding the drive mechanism, providing an aesthetically pleasing pool.
L-Shaped Pools or Pools with Adjoining SPA
The most radical free form shape is probably the L-shaped pool, and depending on the shape of your yard, it may be the perfect configuration of your backyard pool. Although there are various ways in which an automatic cover can be installed on an L-shaped pool, including a single-mechanism installation where the cover is permitted to slide across portions of the deck, an ideal manner in which to cover this type of pool is a dual-cover installation that includes two separate mechanisms. With the turn of a key or the activation of a touch pad control, the two covers simply meet in the middle, providing the same level of security afforded by a single-mechanism installation without the visual distraction of tracks anchored to the top of the pool deck.
Vanishing Edge Pools
If you have a backyard that slopes (is on the edge of a hill), you may wish to consider a vanishing edge (negative edge) pool, where one or more edges of the pool create the illusion of a horizon line (where the ocean meets sky). Sometimes, the effect is similar to that of water appearing to be suspended in air since the vanishing edge side of the pool remains invisible to an onlooker standing on the other side of the pool. The solution: Pool Cover Specialists® developed a “Rail Track Assembly” and unique tracking system that permits the installation of track on the vanishing edge side(s) of the pool without interfering with the vanishing-edge effect or the smooth extension and retraction of the cover.
Zero Entry Pools
One of the newest trends in residential pool design is the “zero-entry” pool, sometimes referred to as a “lake pool” because the water level in the pool comes right up to the top of the pool deck, creating a “lake effect.” An overflow trough built into all four sides of a zero-entry pool permits the pool water to circulate evenly and keeps the water from spilling out into the deck area. The solution: Pool Cover Specialists® designed a FlushMount™ track specifically for this zero-entry application. The track abuts the overflow trough on two sides and blends cosmetically into the trough itself, creating an aesthetically-clean look and an ideal scenario for a Pool Cover Specialists® automatic cover system.
Raised Wall Pools
Raised walls represent a popular way to ensure a creative pool design, particularly in applications where “slope” and variances in “grade” make it difficult to install a pool without incorporating one or more raised walls. The solution: Pool Cover Specialists® developed a “track retainer” that is built into the raised pool wall during construction, permitting the track to remain hidden and “flush” with the wall and creating an aesthetically clean look that hides the track from view and preserves the elegance of the pool environment..
Vinyl Bench and “Split” Vinyl Bench
Although it is possible to recess a pool cover into the deck of an existing pool, similar to the application of most automatic covers installed on new pools, it is also common to mount an automatic cover to the deck of an existing pool and, then, hide the mechanism inside a wood or vinyl housing that surrounds the cover mechanism and functions as an actual “bench.” The solution: Pool Cover Specialists® has developed a vinyl bench kit that can be ordered with a Pool Cover Specialists® cover system for an existing pool. This easy-to-assemble, vinyl bench is attractive, requires no maintenance, and can be designed in a manner that completely hides the presence of the automatic cover when the cover is retracted. Its affordable price, simple assembly, and attractive appearance make it an ideal choice for existing-pool applications.
Concerned about how to protect your deck mounted system without interfering with your diving board? The solution: A split vinyl bench kit that can be ordered with a Pool Cover Specialists® cover system for an existing pool. This vinyl bench is attractive, requires no maintenance, and can be designed in a manner that completely hides the presence of the automatic cover when the cover is retracted. Its attractive appearance makes it an ideal choice for existing-pool applications.