1. Is your pool in a protected environment or is it really exposed to adverse conditions?
This can affect the type of pond cage you choose. If your pool is outdoors or the fence is subject to strong winds, consider a flat fence or fence secured to the ground with rails.
2. Is your pool in good condition?
For swimming pool covers to work easily and efficiently, your walkways need to be as flat as possible and the sidewalks to be relatively smooth, especially if you don’t have a chain system.
If you have decided on a tracking system, this is not so important. However, if the surroundings are very uneven, you may need to add a level or platform to level it out. The smoother the pool shell, the easier the fence will work.
3. What types of walkways do you have around your pool?
If your gravel sits on top of the surrounding pond, you will need to take that into account when measuring your inset pond. This also applies if you have raised lips around the pool.
4. Do you have a chain-link or no railing?
This is often the most difficult decision when choosing a pond cage. The main difference between the two is the ease of use from a consumer perspective. A tracked canopy can be opened and closed easily and quickly by just one person, whereas an off-road canopy usually requires two people.