Thursday, April 25, 2013

Featured Product - Coverstar Reusable Lid Forming Kits

Coverstar is excited to feature their reusable lid forming kits. These kits will allow concrete lid sections to be formed and poured on the job site quickly and easily, and best of all, these kits are completely reusable. The lid forming kits are available with either an inclined or a cantilever shaped profile and match the profile of Coverstar's reusable coping forms.



The new lid forming kits include:

  • Molded plastic lid forming trays
  • Removable profile forms in either a Inclined or Cantilever shape
  • Shape specific trowel
  • Easier cleaning and maintenance
  • Reduce complexity and time required to pour lids
  • Weight saver design for 20% lighter lid sections
  • Channel for locking stone to bracket
  • Easy forming of motor and non-motor ends
  • Non-weight saver tray and adjustable divider that can be used to make lid sections with custom widths.

A concrete lid is a great looking lid that helps the location of the cover housing blend in with rest of the pool. The concrete sections of lid are removable, so the cover housing can be accessed as needed.
Coverstar also has a number of aluminum and stainless steel bracket options available that can be mounted across the back of the cover box to support the concrete lid. 

These lid forming kits can be ordered either as lid forming kit or as box perimeter and lid forming kit.  The part numbers for the different kits are:
A2276     Cantilever Lid Forming Kit
A1120     Box Perimeter and Lid Forming Kit Cantilever
A2275     Inclined Lid Forming Kit
A1119     Box Perimeter and Lid Forming Kit Inclined

For more information on these reusable lid forming kits, please contact a Coverstar Representative.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Coverstar Dealer Manual

For the past several months, we have been working on updating our complete Coverstar Dealer Manual.    The dealer manual provides detailed information that you can refer to when building a pool that will include a Coverstar automatic safety cover.   The manual includes information such as:

  • Updated installation instructions for full Eclipse, CS3000 and CS300 spa systems
  • Updated specifications sheets for each mechanism, system type and housings
  • Updated wiring diagrams
  • New cross section drawings of housing, walk on lids, housing drainage etc.
  • New sections for special applications including blowers, perimeter overflow, vanishing edge etc.
The manual is organized with an easy to follow table of contents which will help you navigate through the different options whether they are looking for information based on pool type (gunite, vinyl liner and fiberglass)  or system type (underguide, topguide, deckmount). 
We are excited to announce that the new dealer manual is now posted on our website and is available for viewing or for download.  To access the manual, go to   After the website opens, click on the link that says "are you a builder/dealer".   Next, use the mouse to hover over the link that says "Automatic" along the top of the page.  This will bring up several options, including "Dealer Manual".  
After clicking on the manual link, you will see that it has been set up with a number of links throughout it.  Each of the line items in the table of contents is a link that will take you to that section of the manual.  Additional links titled "return to table of contents", have been included at the top of each page throughout the manual.  When clicked, these links will take you back to the table of contents. 
Please note that the manual is only available for download in its full version at this time.  We are working on separating the manual out to show each of the different sections, which will allow you to download a specific section without needing to download the full manual.  We expect to have this update ready in the next couple of weeks.  With the manual being in one complete document, it may take a few minutes to download. 
We hope you find this new manual helpful as you implement automatic covers in your pool designs. 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Strongest Solid & Mesh Safety Covers

Every pool professional knows: the weakest part of every safety cover is the seams. Only Coverstar uses interlocked and double overlapped seams to dramatically improve weight transfer from the cover material to the seams and webbing. In fact, Coverstar covers are shown to be the stronger than competitive brands' in independent pull tests!

More strong reasons to choose a Coverstar Solid or Mesh Safety Cover:
  • Bar and box tack reinforcement on all perimeter straps for additional strength - a Coverstar exclusive.
  • Double Decker edge won't unravel - the cover material is first hemmed then sandwiched between double layers of webbing around the perimeter.
  • Heavy duty vinyl nosing pads protect cover against wear from coping and steps.
  • Chafing strip sewn to bottom of cover protects the webbing from coping abrasion wear - and won't mark the coping, like other strips!
  • Lower profile springs with heavy-duty overlap D-ring (standard on Heavy-Duty Solid and custom covers) - cover lies flat and fits tight!
And...because we build them better, we back them better: with a 20-YEAR WARRANTY (5-year full warranty)!

Bar & Box Tack Reinforcement
Chafing Strip