Which Automatic Pool Cover System is Better: Hydraulic or Electric?
To be completely honest, both products are for the most part entirely the same, save the fact that the hydraulic motor sits 10-50 feet away from the actual pool near your power source and uses hydraulic fluid to run the LSHT (Low Speed High Torque) motor to open/close the cover while the electric version of the Inifinity 4000 uses an electric motor at the system to open/close the system.
(Electric Infinity 4000 pictured left, Hydraulic Infinity 4000™ pictured left)
So, to answer this question, both systems have the exact same components save the additional parts included in the hydraulic system. Both systems still provide consumers with the exact same safety, savings, and energy efficiency. Both pay for themselves, both save lives. One only becomes better depending upon personal preference, proximity to a power source, and the size of your pool.
Usually, when your power source is available at a further distance from the pool itself, a hydraulic system becomes the preference. In addition to this, a Hydraulic Infinity 4000 Automatic Pool Cover System usually works better with larger sized pools. This is not to say that Infinity 4000 electrical Automatic Pool Cover Systems are less effective, but rather, as we’ve seen from our experience, our hydraulic systems perform better with larger pools. This is why, when we look over your pool specifications during a consultation our experts will provide recommendations based upon your needs, and also based upon what is the most effective choice, both performance wise, and cost wise.
So, what this basically comes down to is this: If the pool is larger, or if your power source is at a distance from your pool, we will most likely recommend using a hydraulic Infinity 4000 Automatic Pool Cover system. If your pool is smaller, and closer to a power source, we will most likely recommend using the electric Infinity 4000 Automatic Pool Cover System.
The intention behind creating both products is to provide to our consumers a wider range of products that conform to their specific situation and needs. One only becomes better than the other depending upon your pool and your needs.
So, if you’re interested in purchasing your own Infinity 4000 Automatic Pool Cover System for your pool at home or at your place of business, call us today with no delay at 800-369-5152 or click the button below and our dedicated team of experts will contact you at your indicated convenience.