Custom pool cover quotes for Mesh and Solid pool safety covers
Custom pool covers are our specialty! We are proud to represent many fine US manufacturers of safety pool covers, both mesh and solid covers, in custom shapes and sizes – made to order. We can handle any obstructions, from attached spas, slide legs or grab rocks, to waterfalls, raised walls, and even islands, with no problem.
Stock safety covers fit many popular pool sizes, but are limited in shape to rectangles or modified rectangle shapes. Any pool with curved edges or fancy features will need a custom made pool cover.
REPLACEMENT SAFETY COVERS: If you need a replacement cover, and are happy with the current fit and layout of the cover, we can quote a new replacement cover made to the exact same specs as the original cover. There are 3 ways to order a replacement safety pool cover:
- With the original invoice number of the existing pool safety cover, found on the manufacturer’s bill of lading or invoice, we can access the original measurements.
- Ship the old cover to the factory (clean, no springs), and they’ll use it as a template. Contact your dealer for an RA number, shipping address and other details.
- Finally, you can measure the pool, and the existing anchors, using the A-B method.
NEW SAFETY COVERS: If the pool is new, or has never had a safety cover before, or you wish to change the design or size of the cover, you can simply measure the pool, using the A-B method, or Triangulation. This allows cover technicians to recreate your exact pool shape with a CAD (computer aided design) program. After human approval, these measurements are carried through to the factory floor, where your one of a kind, custom pool cover is cut and sewn to exact specifications.
A-B Pool Measurements or Triangulation
To measure a pool with the A-B method involves measuring to dozens of points around the pool from two points outside of the pool; stake A and stake B. The distance from A to B is known, and the CAD program is able to plot the shape of the pool by creating a triangle with one corner being a point on the pool edge, and the other two corners being the A and B points.
- Use long screwdrivers, or tall steel rods to set an A and B point on one side of the pool, at least 3 ft from the pool edge, and about 2/3 of the pool length. Use the side with the fewest obstructions. Pound your stakes into the earth, or into a deck expansion joint.
- Use thin strips of duct tape or chalk to mark points every 3 ft along the inside edge of the pool. Use 1 ft intervals for curves or uneven areas. Mark any obstructions within 18” of the pool edge and anything overhanging the pool. Use a Sharpie pen to write a number on every fifth point (1, 5, 10, 15…).
- Connect your 100 ft flexible tape measure to stake A, and measure from A to all the points around the pool, calling out your numbers to a helper who writes them down.
- Move your tape measure to stake B, and measure from B to all points around the pool.
- Measure point to point; longest length and widest width, then 2-3 cross dimensions, from any two points. Write these on the form, along with the distance between stakes A and B.
- Make a sketch of the pool on the graph paper, and indicate the location of stake A and B and all of the points around the pool. Show any rocks, rails or obstructions within 18”, deck level changes or raised walls.
- Answer the 27 questions about your pool, yes or no. Take pictures if you have raised walls, overhanging rocks, unusual shapes or features.
- Send it to us! Either scan and email, fax your forms or fill out the form on our website.
Send your measurements, diagrams or photos to:
- Email: [email protected]
- Fax: 800-303-5257
- Mail: Poolcenter – 320 Industrial drive, West Chicago, IL 60185