COMMUNITY FORUM

sns707

11:29AM | 07/17/01
Member Since: 07/16/01
1 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
We are purchasing a home that has a swimming pool built in the late 50's with a hydraulic lift, 2 panel, fiberglass pool cover. by turning a level the cover lifts off of the pool and converts to a shade awning on either side. we have never seen anything like it and are trying to decide if we should keep it or not. the pool needs to be re-done, it has not been touched in over 7 years. does anyone know anything about these covers? should we keep it?

PattyB

05:29PM | 07/19/01
I personally have never seen a gizmo like yours but it sounds like a great idea, as long as it works properly I would keep it, every pool needs a shady area to loaf in. Also there should be less of a drain on your chemicals if you use the cover for shading. Direct sun has a tendency to use them up in a hurry.

PattyB

04:12PM | 08/13/01
707: What decision did you make, keep it or trash it?

Trey Simmons

09:43AM | 09/26/01
IT Test

edcipo

12:29PM | 07/21/02
Member Since: 07/20/02
1 lifetime posts
We purchased an older home with the same pool cover as yours. These pool covers are awesome, they lower chemical use, keep the pool spotless, and they also serve as a solar heater to keep the water at a "swimable" temperature in cooler weather. The company who made them is no longer around, but the covers are very basic and you can repair them almost entirely yourself with a little research. The hydraulics system is very basic and can be repaired by anyone with knowledge of hydraulics. Keep the cover. There is nothing like it made today and these things cost thousands of dollars to install. Most people cannot afford one, which is probably one of the reasons the company is not around.

BV001983

08:39PM | 09/01/13
I also have one of this type pool cover and it worked good for several years. The only problem we ever had is with the metal beams that the fiberglass secures to, it rusts badly. however, we live in Arizona and the cover is great for keeping the pool clean from our dust storms an provides great shade in the summer.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2