Automatic Safety Covers

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® or Pool Cover Specialists automatic safety cover is the strongest way to prevent children and pets from getting into your pool when you can't be there. Whether you prefer a durable mesh or solid safety cover, or an automatic safety cover that goes on and off your pool with push-button convenience, Latham Pool Products can offer you the best protection available for your family and your pool investment!

Why you should consider an automatic safety cover

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® or Pool Cover Specialists automatic safety cover is the strongest way to prevent children and pets from getting into your pool when you can't be there. Whether you prefer a durable mesh or solid safety cover, or an automatic safety cover that goes on and off your pool with push-button convenience, Latham Pool Products can offer you the best protection available for your family and your pool investment!

Safety first, convenience second

Swimming pools can provide loads of fun for you and your family, but if you have children safety is a primary concern. There are several hazards for children around or in a pool which is why it is critical to keep an eye on your kids at all time.

But something can happen within an instant which is why it’s essential to take the necessary precautions with your pool. Often pool owners will install a fence with a latch to make it hard, if not impossible, for kids to gain access to the pool. Some owners will also install cameras, so they are warned when someone is trying to gain entry or nearby the pool.

While a fence or camera is worth considering, they can only deter someone from gaining access and provide a warning that, if not instantaneously responded to, could be too late. Therefore, we recommend an auto-cover. Auto-covers make it impossible to access the water by placing a strong barrier on top of the pool.

Auto- covers can go on and off just with the push of a button, protecting your pool from being a hazard for your children, but also protecting it from debris, dust and animals. The auto-covers Latham offers come with the strongest motors, are made of stainless steel and have large pulleys. These enable the covers to operate without issue, resistant to corrosion, and last longer than other competing products.

Cost savings

Auto-covers can also help you save money by keeping insurance costs down. Some states allow you to have a cover instead of a fence. They can also help you save money on your water treatment and heating costs. Auto-covers prevent a majority of water evaporation from occurring which, according to the US Department of Energy, equates to a 90% reduction, which leads to a 70% reduction in heating costs, 50% reduction in electricity and a 70% reduction in chemical use.

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Examples of savings in specific regions

California – LA Area

Annual savings with & without automatic pool cover with Heat Pump:

  • With Cover: $155
  • Without Cover: $1,210

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/heat-pump-swimming-pool-heaters

Annual savings with & without automatic pool cover with Gas Heater:

  • With Cover: $304
  • Without Cover: $2,376

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/gas-swimming-pool-heaters

Florida – Miami

Annual savings with & without automatic pool cover with Heat Pump:

  • With Cover: $300
  • Without Cover: $1,460

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/heat-pump-swimming-pool-heaters

Annual savings with & without automatic pool cover with Gas Heater:

  • With Cover: $584
  • Without Cover: $2,848

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/gas-swimming-pool-heaters

New Jersey – Miami

Evaporation savings:

  • 2 inches of water per day

Annual savings for Heat Pump:

  • Approximately $1,460 for 80-degree temperature

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/heat-pump-swimming-pool-heaters

Annual savings for Gas Pool Heater:

  • $2,848 for 80-degree temperature

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/gas-swimming-pool-heaters

Approximations: Pool water temperature approximately 80 degrees. Pool size approximately 20' X 40'.

These savings are a result of auto-covers minimizing the circulation of pool water, keeping it static and stable and minimizing changes in chemistry. This keeps the water from changing which reduces the pool maintenance (like adding chemicals to the water) you must do and makes your whole swimming experience more enjoyable.

Seamless Integration

One of the noteworthy features of Latham’s auto-covers are the ropes used to pull the cover on and off the pool. Latham uses stronger ropes than the competition to ensure a longer life as they are the workhorse of the system. However, if they need to be replaced, they are detachable which enables you to remove and replace them without having to remove the fabric in order to repair it.

Latham has also taken steps to ensure that other pieces of our auto-covers are easy to use and integrate with the overall décor of your pool. Elements like a subdeck, extreme cantilever, and stone lids blend into your pool’s environment so when it’s open you won’t even know it’s there.

Tips to keep in mind

When thinking about purchasing an auto-cover there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is do not stand on it, the cover can support all types of weight but only for emergencies. Second is do not play fetch with your dog on the cover, a dog’s claws could cause holes in the cover. Also always make sure to monitor the pool cover when using it, this way nothing gets stuck under or over it while opening and closing it. Last is to remember that the sooner you think about adding an auto safety cover the more you can get out of it as Latham offers several options available to you.

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 automatics covers are custom-built to fit your pool perfectly and manufactured from best-in-class materials.

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.

Save on heat, water, electricity and chemicals
A Coverstar or Pool Cover Specialists automatic cover can deliver big savings... automatically!

  • 90% reduction in evaporation
  • 70% reduction in pool heating costs
  • 50% reduction in electricy costs
  • 70% reduction in chemical use

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