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Hiding a pool cover roller

Joker
Experienced Contributor

Hiding a pool cover roller

Just wondering if anyone has seen any nifty solutions for hiding a pool cover and roller. I'm thinking maybe we could have something like a timber box near the end of the pool with a hinged lid so it could double as a seat? 

 

Kermit
Valued Contributor

Re: Hiding a pool cover roller

Something like this is the ultimate...

 

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But you could DIY something a bit more modest like what you described. Here's a couple for inspiration...

 

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Joker
Experienced Contributor

Re: Hiding a pool cover roller

Thanks. I found something like what I was thinking...

 

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Joker
Experienced Contributor

Re: Hiding a pool cover roller

I still like this design the best, but I'm thinking I would prefer if it was sunk into the ground at the end of the pool just after the pool coping ends. My wife thinks that won't work as it will get dirty inside, fill up with water, etc. Any suggestions?

Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Hiding a pool cover roller

G'day Joker, I like your pic of the sunken enclosure, but if you're concerned about water & crud ingress, set the box section slightly above ground, & build the lid larger so that it overlaps the box, plus put some form of rubber or silicone weather strip between them.

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