Installation Instructions for the Covermate III

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Covermate 3 Sidemount Installation Instructions
(Deckmount instructions below)

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Figure 1 - Installation of mounting brackets


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Figure 2 - Attaching the pivot arms


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Figure 3 - Installation of windlock bar.


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Figure 4 - Installation of wind lock bar.


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Figure 7 - Assembly of support arms to pivot arms.


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Figure 8 - Positioning Covermate3 on spa.


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Figure 9 - Installation of retainer clips.


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Figure 10 - Installation of safety lockdown strap.

Step #1
Position the spa cover (in closed position) on the spa making sure that all four corners are properly positioned and square an the spa.

 

Step #2
Using the #10x1" screws attach the left and right Mounting Brackets to the appropriate sides of the spa.
NOTE: Brackets can be mounted directly to the Top rail of the Spa or to the side wall of the Spa.
Caution: To prevent splitting of wood cabinet pre-drill hales with a 1/16" drill bit.

 

Step #3
Connect the Pivot Arms to the Mounting Bracket (See Fig.2) After Pivot Arms are connected tilt them back into the upright position.

 

Step #4
Using the3 I/4 x3/8' Bolt and Nut attach the Wind lock Bar to the inside edge of the left side Pivot Arm (see Fig.3 and Fig 4). Slightly overtighten Nut and Bolt and then loosen so that Wind Lock swings freely.
Note:Be sure that Lock Nut is on outside edge of Pivot Arm.

 

Step #5
Attach Ball Stud to each Bracket using the 5/16 Nut and Washers provided (see Fig. 5).
Note: Install Ball Stud so that the Ball end points inward toward the spa (see Fig.5). Next- slip the Bell Stud Straps over the end of the Pivot Arms and position so that Pilot Hole on Ball Stud Strap lines up with Bottom Pilot Hole on Pivot Arm. Insert #10 self tapping Screw and tighten Ball Stud and Nut (see Fig.6).
Note: Be sure that the Ball is pointing outward, away from the Spa.
Caution: Do not install Shocks at this time.

 

Step #6
Slip the Lock Down Straps on to the long end of each Support Arm (see Fig )/. Next slip the Cover Retainer Clips on to the long end of the Support Arms (see Fig. 7). Note: there is a left side and right side Retainer Clip. Next slip The long end of the Support Arms into the Center Coupler Piece. Then slide Support Arms into the Pivot Arms (See Fig. 7).

 

Step #7
Lay the Covermate on the spa cover. Adjust the Coupler Piece and Support Arms so that the Coupler Piece is lying parallel to the spa cover's hinge about a 1/2'away. (See Fig. 8) Using the #10 self tapping screws fasten Support Arms to Pivot Arms and the Coupler Piece.
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.

 

Step #8
Position Retainer Clips so that the vertical portion is centered between the two Cover Halves and the horizontal portion touching the underside of the cover is inset from the outside edge cover approx. 3/4" on the inside of the Cover Skirt. Using a #10 Self Taping Screw - Screw Retainer Clip into final position (See Fig 9).

 

Step #9
Adjust length of Safety Lock Down Strap and attach Buckle portion to side of the Spa (see Fig. 10).

 

Step #10
Using the Covermate, lift the Cover off the Spa and place in the upright position. Snap the Gas Shocks on to the Ball Studs.
Note: Be sure to install Gas Shocks with black body on top.

 

Step #11
Slip the black hand grips to the edge and snap black plastic screw head covers on. You are done!

Operation of Covermate lll

  1. Fold the first half of the Spa Cover over.
  2. Unbuckle Safely Lockdown Straps.
  3. Grip the bar with the foam grip and start pulling upward. The hydraulic shocks will do most of the work to bring the cover to a fully opened position. (The Wind Lock Bar engages automatically when the cover is open.)
  4. To close the cover, get out of the tub and go to the side of the spa that has the Wind Lock Bar. The cover will not properly close if the Wind Lock Bar is not disengaged, and damage to the cover lifter or spa cover can occur. Lift up on the Wind Lock Bar, grab on to the bar with the foam grip and pull the cover down until it is resting on the spa. The hydraulic shocks will do most of the work to bring the cover to a closed position.
  5. Fold the top half of the cover back onto the spa. Position the spa cover on the spa, making sure that all four corners are properly positioned and square on the spa.
  6. Buckle Safety Lockdown straps.

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Covermate 3 Deckmount Installation Instructions


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Figure #8


Step #1 Position the spa cover (in closed position) on the spa, making sure that all four corners are properly positioned and square on the spa.


Step #2 Using the the #10 X 1" screws, attach the left and right Mounting Brackets to the appropriate sides of the spa. (See Fig. 1) Note: Brackets can be mounted directly to the Top Rail of the spa or to the side wall of the spa. Caution: To prevent splitting of wood cabinet, pre-drill holes with a 1/16" drill bit.


Step #3 The Covermate III is equipped with a Wind Lock Bar that can be installed on either side of the spa. This needs to be determined at this point, as the pivot arm with the stop studs needs to be installed on the chosen side of the Wind Lock Bar. Starting with the left side first, insert the short end of the left Cover Support Arm into the Pivot Arm. (See Fig. 2 to determine Left Support Arm and Pivot Arm) Next, lay the long end of the Cover Support Arm on the top of the cover lying parallel to the spa cover hinge about a 1/2" away. Insert the U-Shaped Retainer Clip in between the two cover halves, with the horizontal part touching the underside of the cover hinge. (See Fig. 2) With the Left Support Arm lying on the cover, slide the straight coupler piece over the long end of the left Cover Support Arm. Repeat this step for the right side Cover Support Arm and Pivot Arm and insert the long end of the Cover Support Arm into the Coupler Piece.


Step #4 Connect the Pivot Arm to the left Mounting Bracket (See Fig. 3). Be sure to run the Bolt Head as pictured. Lightly tighten the nut and bolt combination so the the Pivot Arm moves freely. Note: Do not insert Self Tapping Screws at this time.


Step #5 Install the Wind Lock Bar on the determined bracket side (See Fig. 4). Lightly tighten the nut and bolt combination so that the Lock Bar moves freely.


Step #6 Install the Ball Studs on the Brackets and the Pivot Arms (See Fig. 5).Note: Be sure Ball Stud Head is pointing away from spa on the Pivot Arm.


Step #7 Attach the right side Pivot Arm to the right side Mounting Bracket.


Step #8 Adjust the Coupler Piece and support Arms so that the Coupler Piece is lying parallel to the spa covers hinge about 1/2" away, and centered. Be sure that the Retainer Clips are in their proper position. Using the #10 Self Tapping screws, fasten Support Arms to Pivot Arms and the Center Coupler Piece to the Support Arm (See Fig. 6). Note: Be sure to rotate the Coupler Piece so that the inserted screws are at a horizontal angle with the heads facing the back of the spa.


Step #9 Using the Covermate, lift the cover off the spa and place in the upright position. Snap the Gas Shocks on the Ball Studs. Note: Be sure to install Gas Shocks with the black body on top. (See Fig. 7 for completed look)


Step #10 Slip the Black Hand Grips to the edge of the spa cover and snap the black plastic Screw Head Cover on. Slip the 3/8" long Rubber Sleeve over the Stop Stud on the Pivot Arm that has the Wind Lock Bar. (See Fig. 8)


Step #11 Attach the provided 3 hook TowelMate on the preferred side of your Covermate by simply snapping it into place and inserting the middle self tapping screw. (See Fig. 9) You Are Done 


Operation of the Covermate III

9.gif (5158 bytes)1. Fold the first half of the spa cover off the spa. Gripping the rubber grip, motion the spa cover into it's vertical upright position. 

2. When closing spa cover unlock Wind Lock Bar by lifting up on the bar and pulling the Covermate down.


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