As more and more consumers request these products, some pool professionals—new and old—could use a refresher course on why automatic covers can be somewhat scary to those who do not understand them, and profitable to those who do.
The industry is seeing a growing number of professionals opting to concentrate specifically on the installation of automatic pool covers, which is leading more and more builders across Canada and the U.S. to outsource this business.
These days, automatic pool covers are being installed on everyday pools, especially vinyl-lined models. This emerging trend is facilitated by new automatic cover systems, which are being created specifically for package pools.
Installing automatic pool covers is the specialty of Pool Patrol in British Columbia. The company sells as many as 100 auto-covers every year in Vancouver, Victoria, Okanagan, and Kelowna; therefore, it was no surprise when the installer was contacted about a new project—a 5-m (16-ft) wide by 29-m (95-ft) long pool in need of a cover.