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Pool Covers: How to choose?

May 12, 2016 04:01PM ● By Erica Shames

A backyard with a beautiful pool is a sanctuary--it’s a place to play, entertain, exercise and rejuvenate. It’s part of a lifestyle that can include elegant poolside soirees and memorable barbecues and birthday parties. 

Covering a pool when it's not in use is an important part of being a responsible pool owner. There are many automatic pool covers to choose from. What's the difference?

An automatic pool cover allows you to protect this sanctuary, along with those you care about most. One of the most popular options is an Automatic Pool Cover (APC). 

The basic foundation for Automatic Pool Covers, Inc.’s design and construction is simple, flexible and reliable. The AutoGuard™ automatic cover system was constructed to give pool owners the most convenient option in pool cover safety. The automatic systems run real-time user diagnostics to prevent problems, and to quickly locate potential maintenance needs. Built with commercial-grade hardware, units deliver more than 1500 pounds of torque, meaning your pool can be safely concealed or opened up in about 60 seconds or less (depending on the length of your pool).

Additionally, APC covers are built to meet and exceed industry safety standards (ASTM-1346). APC’s coated vinyl fabric covers are long-lasting and, some say, the longest-lasting in the industry.

The automatic pool cover gives you a solar, winter and safety cover – all in one. You’ll notice that pool chemicals last twice as long, in addition to a decrease in water evaporation, heating costs, pool-cleaning time and the most favorite benefit--a longer and safer swimming season! This will add up in year-to-year savings and overall pool time enjoyment. More information about automatic pool covers is available from Clearwater Pools, with locations in Selinsgrove, Centre Hall and Shamokin. 

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