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
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