Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OCEANSIDE Clever design protects your patio furniture - and your patio cover
I've had a number of patio covers ruined from rain and debris pooling on the cover. The Elite Duck Dome patio cover system eliminates this.
There are two components - the Duck Cover balloon which inflates and sits on top of your patio table, and the cover itself, which goes over the airbag and furniture. When it rains, the water drips down without pooling. This design protects both your furniture and the cover itself.
The airbag has two valves to inflate. The first one inflates the bottom doughnut that sits on the table, and the second inflates the dome which rises above. You will need a pump which is not included, but the one sold at Home Depot comes with the fittings to inflate this airbag. It's a portable recharged type that you can take outdoors to use.
It takes under 5 minutes to inflate both chambers of the airbag. Then just put the inflated airbag on the table and put the cover over the bag and use the attached tie-downs to hold it in place. Unless it is really windy I just use 4 of the tie-downs to hold it in place, which makes it easier to remove.
When the rain comes, the water beads and rolls down to the ground. I've had a number of pillows on my patio chairs ruined by rain (and those are expensive to replace) and this protects them.
Overall it's a great product and comes in many different sizes.
January 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kkbb Protect your investment !
This is such a great idea, executed well! Living in the Midwest, we have constant pooling on our patio furniture covers, following by freezing, more water pooling, leaves - which stain the covers - in short, a mess every winter. We don't like the look, plus we worry about our furniture underneath.
We easily inflated the airbag that comes with the GREAT electric air pump included with the cover (PS, we can use the air pump for anything else that needs inflating!), then laid it under the cover and voila! A perfect solution. The weight of the cover seems very high quality and has a nice subtle print - I expect it will last for several winters. I would recommend this as a solution to others who have freezing winters, wind, rain, leaves, etc.
December 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AverageDude Quality material with unique answer to the water collecting problem
When I bought this table cover for my mom, I wanted to make sure it had some way of preventing water from collecting on the table top. If water collects and it freezes, there is always a chance that it may crack the glass table top too. At least that is what my mother thinks. So I was very glad to see that this cover included an inflatable pillow to put on top of the table first and then cover to keep the water from pooling. The concept was great, but the pillow is HUGE. Perhaps a little overkill. Also, they included a cordless air pump to fill the inflatable pillow with air. However......it takes 16 HOURS to charge the pump enough to fill the pillow. Who wants to wait 16 hours? No one wants to need "plan a day ahead" to cover their table for the winter. Of course, you can use another pump to fill the pillow, but that sorta defeats the purpose of having the cordless pump included. All and all this is a quality product that does the job, but it may be a little overkill. Not sure if I would buy another one in the future.
December 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hollywood Good product. Somewhat difficult to install.
Either I failed to notice there was to be an air pump used in installation, or it was not mentioned in the description of the product on the website. Would have been good to know. Once installed, product works as advertised.
December 4, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Doesn't really work in high wind, northeast snow
Inflated the balloon, tied down the cover. cover doesn't reach the ground so you can't stake it down. Next day 30 mph winds got under and blew the balloon about 1/4 mile downwind through my neighbor's yards. Good for a few laughs. So now I bought a good, old fashioned tarp to cover everything for the winter and stake it to the deck and ground.
November 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mike This is a great product
This product worked just like the description stated. The only thing I didn't like was that it didn't come with a warning that you needed a special pump to inflate it.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Prescott Easy to install and performs as hoped for
Easy and quick. Delivery was as promissed and product met my needs
January 8, 2013