Automatic Pool Covers

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Automatic Pool Covers can be a great way to keep your pool protected from the elements, and from un-scheduled use.

One of the automatic pool cover manufacturers the Pool Guy likes and recommends is Coverstar


A Coverstar safety cover is the strongest way to protect children and pets from the dangers of an unsupervised swimming pool. Coverstar offers the best-built mesh and solid safety covers as well as automatic safety covers with push-button convenience and legendary reliability.

Homeowners, please visit our consumer website to learn how a Coverstar safety cover is the best choice to protect your family and your pool investment.

Pool dealers and builders, please visit our dealer website to learn about all the ways Coverstar makes your life easier withour innovative products and industry-leading customer service!

Coverstar Featured Product – Touch Pad 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.
To view a video about the touch pad with WiFi control switch, click here

Automatic Pool Cover Tips

Opening and Automatic Pool Cover

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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