Saturday, November 30, 2013

Care for a Solid or Mesh Safety Cover

Water Level
The water level in the pool should always be kept within 12" of the top of the pool wall.

Spring Tension
Initially, adjust the straps so that they are set to at least half compression. This will keep the cover tight and aid in draining. The springs should be checked periodically and the straps adjusted to maintain this tension.

Water Treatment
Be sure your pool has the proper level of sanitizer and algaecide before closing it for the winter. This will insure that the water is clear upon opening in the spring. If the cover is left on when the temperature has gone beyond 60 degrees F., it may be necessary to add algaecide to maintain clarity.

Snow & Water
Large accumulations of snow should be carefully removed, taking precautions not to damage the cover. Likewise, if a large puddle of water accumulates, it should be removed immediately by directing it to the drain or by using a weighted cover pump. The straps should be readjusted to prevent a reoccurrence. Failure to perform this maintenance could result in stretching or damage to the other cover components. Drainage can be facilitated by slightly loosening the strap that runs through the drain areas while tightening the straps away from the drain. A small amount of puddling is normal and will evaporate in dry weather. If you have questions about these or any procedures, please contact your cover installer.

Debris & Standing Water
Standing water resulting from melting snow and rain must be removed immediately. Covered pools located in heavily wooded areas are susceptible to accumulation of leaves,needles and other debris that will inhibit water flow to and through the "Invis-A-Drain". It is very important to keep the drain clear of debris at all times. Water can be removed by placing a weighted pool cover pump in a suitable location on the cover. Cover pumps are available local pool dealers.

Abrasive Coping
For covers not ordered with sewn-on padding, it is required that our loose 2'x 20' padding be placed as a barrier between rough or sharp coping and the cover itself. Failure to do so will void the warranty. Periodic examination of the cover is necessary for detection of early signs of wear.

The cover may be hosed off and should be allowed to dry before fan folding for storage in its mesh bag. Cover cleaner and treatments, available at most pool supply stores, are also recommended.

After removing or prior to installing the cover, clean out all the anchor sockets with a stream of compressed air or water. This biannual cleaning will assure proper anchor function. Applying spray silicone to these components will also be beneficial to their proper operation. When the cover is not in use, screw anchors down completely to keep out debris and prevent tripping and foot injuries.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Featured Product - Coverstar Heat Sealed Webbing

Automatic Pool Covers have seen great innovations through the years. Some of these innovations allow automatic pool covers to be installed on a larger variety of pool shapes and sizes, while other innovations have improved the reliability of the cover.

In 2003, Coverstar introduced one of our innovations that significantly improved the reliability of automatic covers - Heat Sealed Webbing.

The webbing is the material that is attached to the sides of the cover and that actually rides in and locks into the cover track. Traditionally, the webbing is sewn to the cover fabric, making this webbing to fabric connection only as strong as the stitches.

As the stitches are exposed to the harmful effects of the sun, they begin to weaken and eventually break. Automatic covers with the sewn-on webbing are often replaced because the webbing went bad, not because the cover fabric went bad.

Coverstar’s Patented Heat Sealed Webbing is attached to the cover through a process that actually bonds the webbing to the fabric without sewing. This attachment is much stronger and much longer lasting than sewn webbing.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Coverstar Solid & Mesh Safety Covers

Coverstar Safety Covers – We make it Strong, We make it Easy

Latham Pool Products offers a number of tools and features to help make the installation of a solid or mesh safety cover easier.  

□       CenterWeb Design

o       Allows quicker line-up

o       3x3 – 5x5 spacing for quick and easy installation         

o       Allow easy installation with less than 18” of deck space

o       Maintains safety standards with tight cover fit

o       No other manufacturer offers this feature


□       35”Installation Rod

o       Increased the length to 35" to help ergonomically

o       Diameter was decrease and wall thickness improved to better match the anchor diameter

□       RemovablePerimeter Padding

o       Extends the life of the cover
o       A Velcro application allows the durable padding to be easily installed or removed for replacement

Friday, November 1, 2013

Coverstar Touch Pad Control with WiFi

A Coverstar automatic safety cover is the best way to protect your family, your pool and your time. A backyard swimming pool is the ultimate source of family fun! But when it comes to children and pets, it is also the source of safety concerns. No parent can be watching over the pool every minute. No fence or alarm can prevent a child from getting access to an unsupervised pool. A Coverstar automatic safety cover can!

Simply flip a switch, and your Coverstar automatic safety cover will create a barrier over your pool that no child or pet can penetrate. Coverstar is the best protection available for your family and your pool investment.

Coverstar is proud to introduce a new touch pad control switch, which has been given a voice of its own.

What if your pool cover controller could contact you, when you are away from home, to let you know who is using the pool?

Or notify you when your pool cover is closed, letting you know your pool is safe and secure?

What if your pool cover controller could alert you when your pool has been left uncovered?

Now it can with Coverstar!

The new Coverstar touchpad connects to your existing home network. It is easy to set up and will allow you to choose which notifications you want to receive such as:

  • When the cover is closed
  • When a user code is entered
  • When an unauthorized user attempts to log in
  • When the cover is left open and more
The Coverstar touchpad allows you to program up to 4 unique user codes, so different members of the family can have their own code. The touchpad can be installed on any new or existing Coverstar automatic cover system. Let your pool cover connect to you.

The new touch pad control switch by Coverstar, a brand of Latham Pool Products, Behind Every Pool.