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Automatic Pool Cover - Frequently Asked Questions

An Auto Pool Reel (APR) 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 or an Automatic Pool Roller with a pool 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 Automatic Pool Cover and pool 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.

Yes, if you are mechanically inclined, however it can also be installed by your local dealer.

The Auto Pool Reel or an Automatic Pool Roller can be used on most pools including rectangular and L-shape. As well it can also be used on straight sections of odd shape or freeform pools

No, they don't come with a cover, but you an buy a solar cover from your local pool store.

The Electric Pool Covers are plugged into a standard 115 VAC GFCI outlet and stepped down to a low voltage transformer to power the unit.

The cord is 22.5' in length in total.

Your pool blanket or solar cover can easily be attached to the reel. See installation manual for complete instructions.

To operate the Auto Pool Reel (APR) a safety key must be engaged. The Electric Pool Cover 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 (APR) 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 or an Automatic Pool Roller doesn't need to be secured to the deck but it is recommended. The unit comes with Rubber Mounts on each End Supports that can be easily installed into the deck.

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