• Gates other than pedestrian access gates must have a self-latching device. Where the release mechanism of the self-latching device is located less than 54 inches from the bottom of the gate, the release mechanism and openings must comply with the following:
  • The release mechanism must be located on the poolside of the gate at least three inches below the top of the gate.
  • The gate and barrier must have no opening greater than 0.5 inches  within 18 inches of the release mechanism.

Access Gates 

  • Access gates must be equipped to accommodate a locking device. Pedestrian access gates must open outward away from the pool and be self-closing and have a self-latching device.

Chain Link Gates 

  • Chain link gates must meet the same requirements for Self Closing and Latching. Adapters as seen below are manufactured to accommodate the post and gate rail.  Self closing hinges must be used

Do you offer installation of the automatic covers?

Yes! We offer the Coverstar CS3000 Automatic Pool Cover model.

Are electric pool covers worth the money?

Absolutely! You can’t put a price on saving a life, and the additional money and time that you will save from installing an automatic pool cover will be an added benefit. Unlike solar covers, automatic pool covers can be closed in a matter of seconds allowing your pool to be completely sealed when it is not in use. This prevents evaporation which is the number one contributor to heat loss. Stopping evaporation saves you money on water and chemicals as well. Learn more about the benefits of owning an automatic pool cover here.

Is an automatic pool cover a safety cover?

Yes, our automatic pool covers exceed the ASTM standard for a safety cover. Unlike manual pool covers, automatic covers can be closed in a matter of seconds so your pool can be covered whenever it is not in use. A CoverSafe automatic cover seals your pool to prevent unwanted use.

Can you walk on an automatic pool cover?

Yes, but we recommend only walking on your cover in emergency situations or to clean the surface of the cover. All of the automatic pool cover brands that we offer are ASTM F1346-91 certified and can hold a minimum of 485 lbs. (The estimated weight to support two adults to rescue a child that had accidentally fallen onto the cover.) An automatic pool cover is not meant to be jumped on or played on – excessive weight or strain on the cover can damage it over time.

Does owning an automatic pool cover require maintenance?

Yes – Our automatic pool cover systems are the most reliable systems on the market. However, just like your car, your automatic cover will run well for years to come if it is regularly maintained. Simply keeping your pool cover free of excess water, dirt, and debris that can collect in the auto cover housing can help to reduce the amount of maintenance needed.Just like brake pads on your car, pulleys and sliders will wear over time. Occasionally changing these parts will help you prevent problems.

Can an automatic pool cover be used as a winter pool cover?

Yes, read more about how to use your automatic pool cover as a Winter pool cover here.

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