Friday, April 18, 2014

Lid Options for Coverstar Automatic Covers

Coverstar offers many options for lids that are used to conceal the cover housing where the cover drive mechanism is located.  Some of these lid options are isntalled after the pool has been built.  Others are installed during the construction of the pool.  These options are:

Standard Aluminum Lid: any housing, any deck.

·         Cannot be walked on

·         Clear anodized aluminum

·         Limited hinge range

·         End edges not beveled

·         Economical
 
Installed on top of finished pool deck. 

 

Flat Lid: any housing, any deck

·         Painted gray aluminum

·         Extended hinge range

 
·         All edges are beveled

·         Cannot be walked on unless standard brackets are upgraded to walk on lid brackets with 36" spacing.

 Installed on top of finished pool deck.
 
 

Flush Lid: any housing, concrete deck only

·         Painted gray aluminum

·        Cannot be walked on unless additional brackets are added for 24" spacing.

·         Front edge profiles available to match encapsulation integrated aluminum coping.


Installed during the construction of the pool.  The flush lid riser becomes the concrete forms around the cover housing.


 

Walk-on Lid: concrete housing best, perimeter forming system recommended for poly housing, use with any deck.

·         Walk on lid material cannot be thicker than coping material(coping and mortar above encapsulation)


·         Lid material must have sufficient flexural strength to span brackets and support a person’s weight. 2" thick material is recommended and 24" bracket spacing. Strength of material and bracket spacing responsibility of builder.

·         Lid stones must be at least as wide as housing opening, 14" typical.

·         Lid stones cannot extend more than 2" past end of brackets. If wider stones are desired to match coping but using 14" housing, hold stone back over back of housing and support with mortar bed.

·         Joints in lid stones cannot be located within 6" of guides.

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