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Frequently Asked Questions - Auto Pool Reel

An Auto Pool Reel has many benefits such as:

  • Fully Automatic, with electric safety switch
  • No manual pulling, no pushing, no strings
  • Simple Touch Deployment System, anyone can do it
  • Saves time, saves energy, saves your heat
  • Eliminates growth of algae when pool is covered
  • No tracks, self guiding

Yes, by using the Auto Pool Reel with a blanket at night when it is typically cooler or when not in use will eliminate chlorine dissipation, water evaporation and heatloss. The cost of the Auto Pool Reel and blanket is a small investment that pays dividends years to come. See for energy savings.

An Automatic Pool Cover is an automatic pool cover system that covers and uncovers a pool automatically. The Auto Pool Reel is similar to manual pool cover and reel but fully automatic. No manual effort is required just push a button.

No. The Auto Pool Reel is the only automatic pool cover in the world that requires no ropes or tracks or any assistance. Just push the button to cover or uncover your pool.

The Auto Pool Reel will fit over pools up to 20 feet wide by 40 feet long. Please contact COVERS in Play if you have a pool larger than 20 feet wide x 40 feet long.

Possibly, however we recomend that it be installed be installed by your local dealer to ensure that it is installed correctly and validate your warranty.

The Auto Pool Reel can be used on most pools including rectangular and L-shape. As well it can also be used for odd shape or freeform pools

The Auto Pool Reel does not come with a cover, but a Thermal Cover can be supplied for additional cost.

The Thermal Cover is made from closed cell, cross linked polyethylene foam similar to a "pool noodle", with a heavy 5mil poly on top, See

A Thermal Blanket has many advantages over a Solar Blanket that include:

  • Does not promote algae growth in pool
  • No algae growth in air cells
  • Does not break into small round disk
  • No water absorption
  • Better insulating coefficient
  • Strong and tear resistance
  • Can be left in the sun

The thermal cover by CIP is easily attached to the reel and edge guides. See dealer installation manual for complete instructions.

The Auto Pool Reel is plugged into a standard 115 VAC GFCI outlet.

To operate the system a safety key must be engaged. It operates very similar to a standard garage door opener to cover or uncover the pool. No strings or guiding the cover is required.

No, the Auto Pool Reel is fully automatic and requires no assistance so safety must be considered at all times. A key is inserted into the unit and with a simple push of a button the pool can be covered or uncovered.

The Auto Pool Reel does not need to be secured to the deck but it is recommended. The unit comes with standard Lock Down Handles and anchors that can be easily installed into the deck. The Lock Down Handles can be easily undone to move the Automatic Pool Cover to any location on the deck as required.

The Auto Pool Reel can be used indoors or outdoors as required.