Frequent Asked Questions
CAN I CHOOSE A COLOR FOR MY POOL COVER?
For the pool cover fabric, there are 11 standard colors and 7 Designer Series colors. The composite polymer panel for the recessed lid and bench are available in 6 attractive colors. ** Please be advised that there can be slight variations in color on both the cover vinyl and/or polymer panels. **
Click here to see them.
There are also a wide range of powder coating colors available for the track that guides the HydraMatic cover. Click here to pick the color that best suits your needs.
IS THE AUTOMATIC POOL COVER AN ENERGY SAVING DEVICE?
Yes, all three of our swimming pool cover systems act as passive solar collectors, and are excellent at maintaining heat while reducing pool and spa operating costs through the reduction of evaporation, which accounts for 75% of heat loss.
The combination of these benefits will also offer you, the swimming pool owner, the highest R.O.I. (return on investment) of any product on the swimming pool. The US Dept. of Energy has provided a comprehensive analysis.
Click the link here to start saving energy now, http://www.rlmartin.com/rspec/
WHAT IS THE POOL COVER MADE OF?
The AquaMatic pool cover is made of heavy gauge, 16-18 oz. vinyl, reinforced with high strength Dacron mesh.
WILL THE AUTOMATIC SWIMMING POOL COVER HELP TO HEAT THE POOL?
The pool cover turns your pool into a large passive solar collector that will raise the water temperature 6 to 10 degrees on the average.
WILL THE AUTOMATIC POOL COVER EXTEND MY SWIMMING SEASON?
Yes, by holding the heat in the pool at night and capturing the sun’s rays during the day, your swimming season will be extended.
HOW DO I MEASURE MY POOL TO KNOW THE COVER SIZE I NEED?
Click here to see a detailed diagram that shows you exactly how to measure your pool to determine where the tracks need to be and exactly what size cover you will need for your pool.
IS THE AQUAMATIC SWIMMING POOL COVER A SAFETY COVER?
The primary function of the HydraMatic and EZCover Pool Cover Systems is your family’s safety. However, the HydraLux is solely an energy pool cover and not a safety cover. Aquamatics pool covers satisfy the California pool barrier code for safety and closure. Click on the link here to see the pool safety barrier guidelines as cited in the Pool Safety Act.
ARE THE SYSTEMS ASTM and AFNOR APPROVED?
Yes, the Hydramatic and EZ-Cover pool cover systems have been tested by UL and exceed the ASTM F1346-91. Additionally, these covers also exceed the Afnor NF-P90-308 for France. Click here to view the UL Certification for ASTM F1346-91.
DO I STILL ADD CHEMICALS THE SAME WAY?
Yes, but the chemicals needed to sanitize your pool should be cut in half by using the AquaMatic Pool Cover System.
ARE THERE ANY CONCERNS WITH A SALT POOL?
With pools using salt water chlorination, when the cover is retracted off of the pool, residual water will run off of the cover and onto some of the peripheral components in the cover recess. When this water evaporates, it will leave behind a pure salt residue. Although Aquamatic has refined its components for this type of environment, this salt residue could possibly corrode these components (we all know what salt does to cars!). To reduce the chance of corrosion, you must adhere to proper pool water chemistry management, and follow the guidelines and service schedule of your sanitizination equipment. We also recommend that you rinse (with fresh water) your mechanism down at least on a monthly basis.
DO THE POOL COVERS COME WITH A WARRANTY?
Yes, our swimming pool and spa covers has the best most complete warranties in the industry.
-Hydramatic & HydraLux, limited 20 year warranty on the mechanism
-Hydramatic & EZ-Cover, limited 7 year warranty on the cover
-EZ-Cover, limited Lifetime warranty on the mechanism
-HydraLux slats, limited 5 year warranty on the hollow core slats, with 6 years on the solid foam core slat
SHOULD I REMOVE RAINWATER FROM MY POOL COVER?
Yes, standing water on pool cover, is just as dangerous as no cover at all. Most Hydramatic automatic pool covers are equipped with a built-in rainwater removal feature. A combination zipper and/or screen will act as the bailing device while the cover is being opened. This feature should be adequate for most situations, however for excessive water, an automated cover pump is included with both the Hydramatic automatic and EZ-Cover manual system, and must be used prior to operating the pool cover.
SHOULD I CONTINUE TO USE MY AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER?
That depends. You may feel your AquaMatic pool cover keeps dirt and debris out of the pool, so you may need you pool cleaner on a limited basis.
CAN MY FILTER BE OPERATED LESS OFTEN?
Yes, you can save 30 to 60% on your electric costs in operating the pool.
CAN I PREVENT THE COVER FROM BEING OPERATED WHEN I’M NOT AROUND?
Yes, the AquaMatic cover is controlled with a key operated on/off switch. Just remove the key to secure the cover in a closed position.
DOES THE AQUAMATIC COVER HAVE WHEELS?
No, the AquaMatic pool cover has a technologically advanced and patented slide system, which eliminates wear and tear on the cover.
IS THE AQUAMATIC COVER THE BEST AUTOMATIC POOL COVER AVAILABLE TODAY?
Yes, based on:
- Standard features
- Material used
- Product reliability
THESE PRODUCTS ARE COVERED BY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING PATENTS. OTHER US AND FOREIGN PATENTS PENDING.