|The unique design of the Covermate I allows the spa cover to be easily removed and stored in the open position. The spa cover stands approximately half way above the spa lip, while requiring as little as 10 " clearance behind the spa.|
|With Covermate I, removing the spa cover from the inside or outside of the spa requires very little strength or effort. The Covermate I is designed to not flex or torque when being operated from outside the spa.|
|The Covermate I's 12 point, 14" mounting system provides extreme strength.|
|Remove that bulky spa cover effortlessly. The CoverMate I handles spa covers with ease! The placement location of the supporting brackets allow you to "park" the lid in the open position to provide a wind or privacy screen. Requires a 12" clearance behind the spa. Will accomodate covers up to 96".|
|In addition to the standard CoverMate1,
there are two specialty versions for specific spa brands. One for Sundance/Sweetwater Spas and
another for Arctic Spas. These two variations are designed to accomodate the unique wood
skirting of these brands of spas.
There's also the Wide CoverMate1 for covers over 8' in width (up to 8-1/2"), and the Extended CoverMate1 for spas with radius corners over 10" or cut corners over 14".
Shown here is the specialized mounting bracket, specific to Sundance/Sweetwater brand spas. This particular style is designed to accommodate the unique style of both their synthetic and wood cabinets.
Installation / Operating requirements and limitations
|rear clearance||side clearance||spa/cabinet shape limitations||mounting location||spa corner shape limitations||type of lift assistance||min. [max.]cover width|
|12" for least obstructed view. 10" min.||4"||not for round skirted spas||side only||requires "extended bracket" if radiused corners over 10" or cut corners over 14"||fulcrum||72" (60" if trimed) [96"]|
See the complete Cover Lift Configurater to compare all cover lifters side by side.
Installation Instructions for the Covermate I
What's actually inside the box.
Position the spa cover (in closed position) on the spa. Make sure it's properly aligned and that all four corners are properly positioned on the spa.
Using the #10 x 1" screws attach the left and right Mounting Brackets to the appropriate sides of the spa.
Caution: To prevent splitting of wood cabinet, pre-drill holes with a 1/16" drill bit.
Mounting Height is Optional (See Figure #1)
By positioning the Brackets at 8" down from the top of the spa shell, approximately. 9" of clearance behind the spa will be needed. Mounted at this position, approximately 75% of the cover will be standing above the spa when in the open position.
By positioning the Brackets at 12" down from the top of the spa shell, approximately. 15" of clearance behind the spa will be needed. Mounted at this position, approximately 50% of the cover will be standing above the spa when in the open position.
Connect the Pivot Arms to the Mounting Brackets (see figure #2). After Pivot Arms are connected tilt them back into the upright position.
Insert the long end of the Support Arms into the center Coupler Piece. Then slide the Support Arms into the the Pivot Arms (see figure #3).
Lay the Covermate on the spa cover. Adjust the Coupler Piece and Support Arms so that the Coupler Piece is laying parallel to the spa covers hinge about 1/2" away (see figure 4). Using the #10 self tapping screws, fasten Support Arms to Pivot Arms and the Coupler Pieces.
NOTE: Be sure to rotate the Coupler Piece so that the inserted screws are at a horizontal angle with heads facing the back of the spa.
Slip the black hand grips to the edge of the spa cover and snap the black plastic screw head covers on.