Complete Guide To Automatic Pool Covers In Canada

What is an Automatic Pool Cover?

Automatic pool covers are a mechanical device that is designed to cover and uncover the surface of a swimming pool.

These covers are usually installed on top of the pool and are either opened or closed by an electric motor. They have a number of benefits such as protecting children and pets from falling in the water and keeping debris, leaves, insects and other pests out of the pool.

They also save water by preventing evaporation. In addition to these benefits, they also provide extra safety for children, pets and adults that may fall into the pool without warning.

What are the Benefits of an Automatic Pool Cover?

A Vancouver automatic pool cover is the perfect solution to keep your pool clean and free of leaves and dirt. It will also provide protection from the sun, so you don’t have to worry about your pool getting too hot.

The benefits of an automatic pool cover are numerous, but here are a few of the most notable:

  • Automatically covers your pool when it rains or gets too cold
  • Prevents leaves, bugs and other debris from entering your pool
  • Keeps the water at a consistent temperature
  • Protects against harmful UV rays
  • keep your pool safe and clean during winter

What are the Different Types of Automatic Pool Covers Available?

Automatic pool covers are available in a number of different types, each with their own benefits and drawbacks.

The type of automatic pool cover that you choose will depend on the size of your pool and the amount of time that you want to spend maintaining it.

How Automatic Pool Covers Actually Work

Automatic safety covers are designed to open up when someone gets close, and then close again as soon as they walk away. The opening process is usually triggered by a sensor that detects the weight of someone walking on the cover, or by a remote control device.

The cover will open again if it has been closed for more than 20 minutes and there is no one on the surface of the water. This is done in order to prevent any accidents from happening when people get too close to the pool area after returning from a swim.

Pros and Cons of Having an Automated Swimming Pool Cover


  • Less time and effort required to maintain the pool cover
  • No need for a professional to install, remove or replace the cover
  • No need to purchase a new cover every time it is worn out, becomes damaged or when you move home
  • Saves money on electricity bills as less water evaporates with an automated pool cover.


  • The automation process may not work in certain circumstances such as if there is a power outage. This will require manual intervention and the battery life of the solar panel may be depleted if it is not recharged regularly.
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Change Icon Size In Elementor Toggle

How To increase the icon size within the Elementor toggle widget

Cut and paste this into the WordPress Customizer/Custom CSS. Change the icon size by adjust the font size. This will be global changes and affect all elementor toggles on the site. To change it for just one toggle widget, go to the widget’s Advanced tab and paste into Custom CSS field.

.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title.elementor-active .elementor-toggle-icon-opened {
    display: block;
    font-size: 20px;

.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title .elementor-toggle-icon .elementor-toggle-icon-closed {
    display: block;
    font-size: 20px;

How To increase the icon size within the Elementor accordion widget

.elementor-accordion-item .elementor-accordion-icon {
    font-size: 20px;
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Elementor – permanently open all toggles and accordions

Add this snippet of code in the WordPress Customizer/Custom CSS for global changes to all accordions and toggles on the site. To affect only a single toggle or accordion widget go the the Elementor’s Advanced tab’s Custom CSS. This will open all toggle and accordian items when a page loads.

.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-content {
    display: block !important;
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OceanWp Title Settings

Oceanwp Page Title At Top Of Page Settingsfor Background Image etc.


Page Title at top of page, font settings
Customizer/Typography/Page Title
Using the Customizer/Typography/H1 does not affect font family on page title.

Page Title Background Image and Background banner HEIGHT

General Options/Page Title
Style:Background Image
Image: position, repeat, size, height, overlay opacity and colour,
(this only seems to work for new pages from a fresh install, doesn’t work for imported sites from old Oceanwp sites)

To adjust height of the title background; go to Padding and change the padding top and bottom. Can be adjustable for desktop and mobile.
Show or hide on Devices

Hide Breadcrumbs or Title
Customizer/General Options/Page Title
scroll down to Breadcrumbs

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New Open Source Sans Font From The BC Government

bc sans open source font sample

The BC government has created an open source font based on Google’s Noto Sans. This free to use font is called BC Sans and available here. Similar to Myriad Pro and Garamond Pro but mostly for screens at this point. The font is designed to be legible in multiple languages, most importantly, Indigenous languages for BC government web sites.

Download links and more details are available at the government web site.

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