The track width should be 5" wider than the pool on each side. The track length will be 1-1/2' longer than the pool on each end. If you have brick or stone coping, the track width must be made wider. Track width x track length equals cover SF.
Q: How much weight does cover hold
A: The automatic pool covers we sell meet or exceed industry safety standards for pool safety covers(ASTM-1346). The cover manufacturers also tell us that these covers can withstand thousands of pounds of surface weight.