FAQs for WutPool’s Secure, Load Bearing Retractable Pool Cover:
How much do WutPool covers cost?
Answer: It depends on the size, site install, whether manual or automatic: We have proposed/built anywhere typically from $25,000 to $750,000; as an example a 20’ x 45’ (Automatic cover) new construction pool cost is around $200,000…NOTE: after it was installed the same home appraised $350,000 more than it previously appraised with a fabric cover on the pool, since the area was now considered living space.
Can the WutPool cover be installed outdoors? How Does weather affect the cover?
Answer: Yes, the WutPool cover can be installed outdoors. The materials used in the cover are weather resistant, currently anodized aluminum and stainless steel. In very cold climates, the cover may have restrictions on opening and closing due to freezing parts, etc.
Where does the WutPool cover store when off the pool?
Answer: The cover is made in panels (typical 4′-8′ wide – which separate), then go into the rack mechanism which typical is done at one end. The rack can be above or below grade and takes up the space equal to the panel width plus two feet (it all depends and the site constraints). Manual covers would not be able to Rack – they would need space to just be pushed into.
How sturdy is the WutPool cover?
Answer: It is like a floor: Currently we offer floor loadings ranging from the residential to commercial standards; 40 pounds per sq. foot (over 170 average sized men could stand on a 20’x40’ cover) to over 100 pounds per sq. foot (over 440 average sized men could stand on a 20’x40’ pool), respectively. The WutPool cover can be designed to support almost any activity.
How long does the process take to have a WutPool cover made and installed?
Answer: The process to design, manufacture and have the WutPool cover delivered will typically be 90 -120 days.
What type of flooring is on the WutPool cover?
Answer: There is a wide variety of flooring that is available, wood, wood look, tile, stone, sport court, etc. Each cover is custom made – planned floor finishing needs to be known due to thickness of built in edges.
Is the WutPool cover insulated?
Answer: WutPool cover can be insulated; which keeps in water, heat, and coolness, reduces chemical use, etc. There is already at least a closed 4” air space in the middle of panels (which acts as an insulator).
NOTE: One of WutPool’s very first customer stated that their gas and electric bills went down $900.00 per month on their indoor pool area due to the heating of pool and air exchanger not being needed to be used; other than when pool was in use.
Can the WutPool cover odd shaped pools (non-rectangular, custom pool shapes)?
Answer: Yes, WutPool cover can cover odd shaped pools with a step down being part of pool, the WutPool panels would be custom sized larger than the actual pool opening. WutPool works with customer to design this.
How long does it take for the WutPool cover to open or close?
Answer: The time for a WutPool cover to open or close can depend on a few varying factors, but the typical WutPool cover should take anywhere from 2 minutes to 8 minutes to open or close.
Can the WutPool cover be manual opened rather than power opened, is that less expensive?
Answer: Each WutPool cover is Custom designed and built, if the area for the WutPool cover allows for a design to accommodate this; Yes, it can be done….And, Yes it would be less expensive.
Is the WutPool cover only for pools?
Answer: WutPool covers can be designed and used for an array of load bearing application requirements; pool, stage, working platform, hidden compartments, etc.
Can the WutPool cover be locked to prevent children-others from opening/closing it?
Answer: The WutPool system can be either key/pass code (or both) protected to keep unwanted/unauthorized users from moving WutPool cover.
Is WutPool cover only available in the United States?
Answer: WutPool covers are manufactured in the United States and are available for World Wide shipping
Who installs the WutPool cover (Are there Installers/Contractors in our area)?
Answer: WutPool covers are shipped to install location (which should already be ready for receiving per Specs that are part of project0 working with WutPool designers and customer local Architect/Designers/Contractor/installer. WutGroup will have Supervisory on sight for install and hook-up on WutPool Products if scheduled with project.