If you want to add an automatic pool cover to your existing pool or to a freeform pool, the on-deck track system is perfect for you. This system gives you the flexibility to order a width large enough to cover your entire freeform and installs on any deck material. Don't skimp on the safety an automatic cover offers, especially with the convenience of the on deck track automatic cover system.
The on-deck track system fits almost any shape or size pool. A low-profile track is mounted on the deck. The cover retracts into either a bench mounted enclosure on the deck (for existing or new pools) or into a cover housing recessed below the deck (for new pool installations). The heavy duty vinyl cover is available in 7 different colors. The track width must be a minimum 2" wider than the pool on each side. The track length must be a minimum 1-1/2' longer than the pool on each end. If you have brick or stone coping, the track width must be made wider. If your bench will be more than 1’ from the pool edge the track length must be longer. Track width x track length equals cover square footage.
The on-deck bench housing options are DIY instructions to build a wooden bench, a bench frame for building a wooden bench, or a beautiful and functional prefab bench. If you order the recessed housing system the options include instructions for how to build a wooden box in your deck or a prefab poly box. The recessed housing system includes an aluminum housing lid. The optional ladder hinges will allow you to flip up a standard deep end entry ladder. The ladder hinges are not needed for in-wall ladders.Pricing
This installation manual is a general guide and should not be solely used to install any automatic pool cover. Please use the installation manual included with your automatic pool cover for specific instructions on installation.
Automatic swimming pool covers are very intricate and complex systems. There are many moving parts and some wear items. Over time certain components such as gliders or ropes will need to be replaced, but with proper preventative maintenance, your cover system will last a very long time!
We offer automatic cover systems from leading manufacturer Automatic Pool Covers Inc. APC stands behind their products and has an excellent warranty. You may download the warranty card for APC below or read an overview about their warranty.
Automatic Pool Covers Inc warrants their cover fabric to be free from defects for 5 years. The mechanical components of the cover (not including the pulleys, guides, lead edge gliders or other custom items) are warrantied for 10 years. Electrical components of the system are warrantied for 3 years. If the system is hydraulically operated, there is a 3 year warranty on the hydraulic components.
These videos should answer most questions you have about using, caring for, or troubleshooting your Automatic Pool Cover. In addition, you will find valuable information about our swimming pool covers whether you are looking to purchase an automatic pool cover or already have one and need assistance.
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Automatic Pool Cover Frequently Asked Questions:
All of these questions are answered in the Frequently Asked Questions video above.
"Can I walk on my automatic pool cover?"
"Is the cover too big?"
"If I drain my pool or if water level gets low, should I close the cover?"
"The cover is opening/closing crooked, what should I do?"
"Should I leave the cover pump on the cover at all times?"
"I hear a "popping noise" when I open and close the cover. Is this normal?"
"The cover does not open or close when I activate the controller. What should I check?"
"Water appears on my cover when it has not rained in days. What's wrong?"
"The cover stops half way opened or closed. What should I do?"
"The key-switch indicator light is blinking red. Is this normal?"
"The cover is completely open and will not close."
"The cover pump is not pumping off the water."