Friday, August 30, 2013

Coverstar Featured Product - Reusable Coping Forms

The Coverstar reusable coping forming system includes the following components:

·         6 ft Aluminum forms
·         Pre-mitered corner pieces
·         Corner assembly hardware
·         Splices
·         Spacers
·         Trowel


Coverstar reusable coping forms are designed to be used with Coverstar encapsulation. There are three different coping forms shapes available.  In our one piece forms, there are either a Cantilever or Inclined shape.  The 1 piece forms will provide a concrete pour that is 2 ½ inches above the encapsulation. In our two pieces forms, there is a Cantilever shape available.  The two piece form will provide a concrete pour that is 3 ½ inches above the encapsulation. 


Install the encapsulation to the top of the pool wall around three sides of the pool.  No encapsulation is needed on the side of the pool where the cover mechanism will be installed.  When not using a premade encapsulation corner, cut 45 degree angles on the ends of the encapsulation to create a 90 degree corner.  Continue installing full lengths of encapsulation to complete the encapsulation installation. 

Using the precut coping form pieces and hardware, assemble the coping form corners.  To do this, slide an anchor plate that includes a pem stud into the splice channel on the back side of the precut form pieces.  Bring the cut pieces together to form a 90 degree corner.  Slide the angled bracket with the slots over the pem studs and secure them using nylock nuts.   


Slide the assembled corners into the encapsulation and raise them up, so the tongue and groove between the coping form and the encapsulation will interlock. 

Insert spacers under the coping forms to keep them raised and in the interlocked position.  

Slide a splice into the splice channel on the back side of the coping forms.  This splice will help keep the forms running straight where two form pieces come together.

Begin adding 6 ft lengths of coping form, splices and spacers as you work your way away from the corners. 


Depending on the pool size, you may need to cut some forms for them to fit properly. 

The forms are painted to protect the aluminum from the concrete.  The paint will also aid in the release of the form, but it is recommended that you apply a concrete release to the forms before pouring the concrete.   

After pouring the concrete deck, remove the spacers from the under the form and remove the forms.  The forms can be cleaned and reused on the next job. 







Friday, August 23, 2013

Coverstar: The strongest name is swimming pool safety covers

A Coverstar mesh or solid safety cover is the strongest way to prevent children and pets from getting into your pool when you can’t be there.  Custom-built to fit your pool perfectly and manufactured from best-in-class materials, a Coverstar cover is the best protection for you and your pool investment. 

We make it strong… keep your family safe. 

The stronger the cover, the safer the cover.  Coverstar applies exclusive, patented design and manufacturing innovations to give our mesh and solid safety covers unmatched strength and durability.  And, because we build them better, we back them better….with our exclusive 20 yearwarranty. 

We make it easy….to install and maintain.

Unique features such as out exclusive center web design and extra-long installation tool make it fast and easy to install and remove your Coverstar cover.  All Coverstar covers keep debris out of your pool, and block virtually all sunlight, so you save on chemicals and enjoy cleaner water at opening time.

 Ovals, kidneys even pools with custom shapes, raised walls, stairs, rails or water features – we’ll create a Coverstar cover that will cover any pool beautifully and safely. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Protection...At the touch of a button

A swimming pool is the ultimate enhancement to your lifestyle and your home's value.  A place for family fun, relaxation and entertaining freinds.  Yet there is also the time spent on cleaning and maintenance - as the cost of heating, water, electricity and chemicals.  There is also the safety concerns of a child getting access to an unsupervised pool. 

A Coverstar automatic safety cover is the best protection available for your family and your pool investment.  Simply flip a switch, and your Coverstar automatic safety cover will create a barrier over your pool that no child or pet can penetrate.  A Coverstar cover keeps heat, water and chemicals in, while also keeping dirt, debris and the elements out. 

Owner a Coverstar cover means never having to worry about safety, or about spending too much time or money on pool upkeep. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Featured Product - 1 inch Flat Leading Edge Bar

In April of this year, Coverstar released a new 1 inch Flat Leading Edge Bar, which was designed to be used in applications that had previously used a 2 inch round leading edge bar.  This new leading edge bar reduces the amount of horizontal flex by over 8X.  In addition to the increased strength, the new lower 1 inch profile will aid in hidden leading edge applications. 

The flat leading bar also includes covered end caps to help provide an improved finished look.  This leading edge bar can be used when the automatic cover system will have a guide space that is 12 ft or less, making it a great choice for spas or narrower pools.

When ordering a cover system that will include this leading edge bar, there are two different options that it is compatilbe with that can be selected.

The first option is called a loop leading edge.  In this application, the leading edge bar slides into a sleeve along the front edge of the cover, concealing the tube so it blends in with the rest of the cover. 

The second option is called a rope leading edge.  In this application, a rope bead is installed along the front of the cover providing the locking mechanism that the leading bar can slide onto.  When using the rope leading edge option, the aluminum leading edge bar remains exposed as it travels across the pool during the operation of the cover.  
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