Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Treasure Coast of Florida
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I have installed several pool safety covers. The add value to the house because there reusable when the house is sold unlike wood boarding. They usually cost way less to buy and to install the wood also. Myself and one other guy can usually install one in about 2 hours depending on the type of concrete used for the pool deck.
I installed one that had pebbles in the concrete and it slap wore out every drill bit I had. I finally used a smaller pilot hole and stepped up the bit to the required size.
Imho when installed correctly with the proper tension they are safer then boarding. How many times have you went to a property and saw that the boards are in the pool or the vizqueen is torched by the sun?
I usually charge $425 to cover a pool with the safety cover and the company I work for buys the covers. That is for a standard size pool, and odd shape pools or bigger like a 20 x 40 and the prices go up.
The covers are about $400-$600 depending on shape and size so you can see that sometimes it is still cheaper then boarding. I will not board a pool for less the $3.25 a sqft and that is still low but I can usually board a pool with one other guy in about 4 hours start to finish and that nailing every nail. Less time if using nail guns.