Therese Melena - Customer Review of our 3v 5/8 "Hubs Only" Kit for a Geodesic Swimming Pool Cover
As you can see, I have my 3 v 5/8 dome up over my pool. It took a week of cutting struts, assembling them into the hubs and one tall ladder but I finally completed it. Your instruction booklet was a tremendous help.
I did want to ask a question: my daughter is disabled and has a difficult time maneuvering through the opening because she cannot lift her leg successfully over the strut that is parallel with the entry deck. If I cut that strut, will it affect the integrity of the dome? I did notice on your web site and several others that I researched that doors are incorporated into dome structures by leaving out a strut. Do you think that will be a problem with this?
Thanks so much. I have given your web site to several people who expressed interest in my dome and doing on of their own.
3v 5/8 "Hubs Only" Kit for Swimming Pool Cover
Note from John Hurt:
What an awesome project!
Yes, you can take out the horizontal strut to make a diamond shaped entrance. It won't hurt the dome at all.
Just cut the zip ties with some wire cutters / tin snips, and the strut will pop right out. We do this all the time and while the dome will wiggle a little right around the doorway, the dome is still very strong at the top where you need it the most.
As always, if we can help you or your friends, let me know.
If you have any more pictures, be sure to send them to us.
Thanks! I am sending you images of my "pool dome." It is a lot sturdier than the pool domes I initially looked into purchasing (almost $2000.00), can be left up all year, cost a lot less, and has helped to heat the water up about 10+ degrees. A great investment for my daughter's physical therapy. Feel free to use the images as you like.