Automatic Pool Covers: Everyday Protection For Your Family
Whether you’re building a pool in your backyard or you’re already the proud owner of an in-ground pool, it’s important to understand just how important it is to have a cover to protect your investment. Automatic pool covers are safe, reliable, and easy to use. You can open or close your automatic safety cover with the push of a button. Automatic pool covers offer incredible peace of mind for homeowners who want to prevent accidents or keep loved ones and pets out of harm’s way.
Automatic pool covers are reliable and easy to use. Simply flip a switch, and your Coverstar or Pool Cover Specialists automatic safety cover will create a barrier over your pool that no child or pet can penetrate. All automatic covers are custom-built to fit your pool perfectly and manufactured from best-in-class materials.
How Does an Automatic Pool Cover Work?
Automatic inground safety covers work with the help of a few key elements, specifically tracks and a small, efficient motor. Typically, on one end of the pool, there will be a sleek “roller” where the pool cover material rolls up and is stored when not in use. When the switch is activated, the motor turns on and the electric pool cover automatically rolls across the pool area with the help of two tracks on either side of the pool. These tracks can be built inside the lip of the pool for a seamless design, or lay on either side of the pool, above ground.
Electric pool covers require professional installation, a licensed electrician should run all wires and make connections to the breaker box.
Automatic Swimming Pool Models
We offer five different automatic safety cover models. Learn more about the features of each one below.
Coverstar Eclipse Motor
Eclipse is the best Autocover that money can buy. Only full stainless steel mechanism on the market, with the strongest drive train, and biggest pulleys, for longer rope life.
Mechanism, rope reel, gears, pulleys, all stainless steel. 2″ pulleys, for longer rope life. 1″ diameter, enclosed drive train, twice the size and strength of competition, enclosed within the rope reel to keep it protected from dust and dirt. Mechanical torque limiter to prevent damage from cover overrun.
Coverstar CS3000 Motor
Time tested and reliable. Perfect blend of function and value. The CS3000 has been around for two decades, and has shown to be one of the most reliable automatic safety covers on the market.
Marine-grade, anodized aluminum brackets and rope reel. Sealed stainless steel pulleys for long life and function. Drive train enclosed within the rope reel to keep it protected from dust and dirt. Mechanical Torque limiter to prevent damage from cover overrun.
Coverstar Infinity 4000 Motor
The Infinity 4000 is full of innovative features that set it apart from other automatic safety covers.
Reversible drive gear, allows easy switching of the motor side. Composite rope reel, for great strength and corrosion resistance. Electronic stops with magnetic sensors to prevent damage from cover overrun.
Coverstar Atom Motor
Atom brings many of the best features of other models into a smaller package, for pool designs not possible with a standard offset motor.
Stainless steel mechanism, Drive train enclosed within the rope reel to keep it protected from dust and dirt. The motor tucks underneath the mechanism, with a Mechanical Torque limiter to prevent damage from cover overrun.
Coverstar CS300HD Motor
The most reliable compact mechanism with a full sized motor, made for spas and the smallest pools.
Stainless steel mechanism. Comes standard with the touch screen. Sealed, oil bath gear box on the electric motor. Superior to chain driven, due to chain stretch, and chains being susceptible to corrosion.
Customizations to Fit Any Pool Design
Latham brand automatic pool covers offer the widest choice of models, options, fabrics and colors in the industry. Our drive mechanisms are available in either stainless steel or marine-grade aluminum. Each system includes stainless steel hardware. Through the many options available, most pool shapes and sizes can be covered.
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Navy, Royal, Light Blue, Aqua, Green, Tan, Mocha, Gray, Charcoal, Black.
Touch Screen with Safety Alerts: The Coverstar touch screen with safety alerts 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.
In addition, the Coverstar touch screen allows you to program up to 4 unique user codes, so different members of the family can have their own code. Want to upgrade? The Coverstar touch screen with safety alerts can be installed on any existing Coverstar automatic cover system.
Touch Screen: The Coverstar touch screen allows you to control your automatic cover via a programmable security code. Program up to 4 unique user codes, so different members of the family can have their own code.
Secured Key Switch: No need to worry about unsafe access to a Coverstar safety cover because the power key switch is located in a lockable box.
Under track systems are embedded in the pool wall or mounted to the bottom side of rectangular pools’ coping, allowing track to remain virtually unnoticed. For a more integrated look, track can be built directly into the pool wall using track encapsulation.
Top track systems can be used with most freeform pools. The cover’s drive system is installed under an aluminum lid or mounted to the surface of the deck.
Recessed track systems feature aluminum track that are recessed in the pool deck during the construction of the pool. The recessed track is flush with the top of the deck.
Aluminum Lid: This anodized aluminum lid is mounted to the top of the pool deck to keep a low profile and ensure it’s not a tripping hazard.
Flat Lid: This option is made from heavy grade aluminum that has an ultra-long life architectural grade textured finish. Flat lids have a gentle surface and can be used with a new or existing automatic safety cover system.
Flush Deck Lid: Sits completely flush with the pool deck, and is designed to be installed when a pool is being built.
Walk On Lid: Can be made of stone, concrete or other materials to seamlessly blend in with the look of your pool deck.
Aluminum Coping: Bull-Nose, Inclined, Rounded
Reusable Concrete Coping Forms: Inclined, Cantilever
Automatic Safety Cover Benefits
Besides its primary purpose, keeping your little ones and pets out of the pool without your supervision, electric pool covers offer a number of savings and maintenance benefits for pool owners including:
Up to 90% reduction
in water evaporation
Up to 70% reduction
in pool heating costs
Up to 50% reduction
in electricity costs
Up to 70% reduction
in chemical use
Enjoy Peace of Mind with Superior Technology and Mechanics
Incredibly Strong and Durable Fabric: Advanced vinyl formulation and superior fabrication methods make the fabric used in our automatic safety covers top of the line!
We only use cover fabric which is tested and certified to meet the American Standard for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard for safety pool covers. Learn more about ASTM.
Heat-Sealed Webbing for Double the Strength: While most manufacturers only sew the webbing material to the cover, at Latham we offer both a sewn and a heat sealed process. This exclusive patented heat seal process ensures that the webbing is twice as strong and therefore will not fail over time like it will with other manufacturers. Independent lab tests show that our method is over twice as strong as competitive webbing sewn to a cover!
Sealed Motor: The motor’s hardened stainless steel shaft and oil bathed gears eliminate motor problems. It is sealed against water by the original motor manufacturer. The motor can operate even when completely submersed if the housing is temporarily flooded. Other less reliable means of water protection could mean an expensive motor repair.
Reliable Mechanism: Ultra strong stainless steel bracket components make Coverstar the most durable and reliable automatic safety cover on the market. Nothing stands up better in the harsh corrosive pool environment.
Adjustable Torque Limiter: A mechanical torque limiter protects the motorized mechanism from too much stress. Other automatic covers often use an electronic torque limiter that can fail in the harsh pool environment.
High-tech PowerFlex Ropes: PowerFlex rope behaves like a shock absorber that allows it to be more forgiving and self-adjusting during operation. It also resists distortion that is common with Autocover ropes, making it easier to install and operate with fewer adjustments.
Rope Pulleys: High quality rope pulleys are crucial to overall cover system performance. That’s why we use special custom designed and field tested rope pulleys that provide maximum reliability in the pool environment.
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