Partisans of the least effort, automatic pool covers, also called shutters swimming pool, are made for you! There are 2 kinds of automatic covers: above ground and submerged. Both are in accordance with NF P90-308, we will see what differentiates them. Of the two kinds of automatic covers, it is the most sold system, because it is the most accessible in terms of price. Another advantage, it can settle on a pool already built since it does not require major installation work. The shutter is wound and stored on a winding shaft placed at one end of the pool, usually opposite the entrance to the pool. It automatically winds up using a motor operated with a key or a remote control, which can work either on mains, battery or solar depending on the models.
If your pool has a really special shape, it will be necessary to provide tailor-made, but otherwise you will certainly find what you need among the standard models offered by the various manufacturers. Less common, there is another kind of automatic cover whose deck is not composed of blades but very thick canvas of 580 gr / m² (according to the standard) and offers an alternative by advocating the ease of handling of the shutter and the simplicity of maintenance of a soft cover. However, in the case of an above ground model, rails placed on the curbs will be necessary. For the submerged model, these rails will be put under the curbs in the pool so it will be more discreet. Above ground or submerged, this type of blanket costs about 20% less than PVC blades.
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With or without end of race?
If your shutter is not equipped with a limit system, it will be necessary to be careful by unrolling your shutter to stop it in time and not damage the blades. That’s why it’s better if the shutter is equipped, because the end of the race is settled once and for all during the installation and you will not have to worry about it then.
More eco-friendly, solar power
Very trendy, solar energy is also possible to operate your automatic shutter. Generally a photovoltaic cell solar panel is installed at one end of the winder and will supply the motor. Although more expensive to buy, the benefits are many: you are “green” and you save energy, no power cable comes clutter the edge of the basin, its installation is easy (less than one day) and can be installed on existing or new swimming pool.