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Re: COVERSTAR pool cover

Postby LADYDI » Thu 15 Jun, 2017 19:04

My husband replaced my rope(2nd time broke) and figured out that it may take 2 people to install. The rope tends to twist and then frays as it is going back and forth; rodents aren't chewing it.
My automatic pool cover has tears . Does anyone have a good recommendation for patches. This is the 2nd Cover Star cover I have installed.

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Re: COVERSTAR pool cover

Postby Princessr » Mon 25 Sep, 2017 23:05

Will an automatic safety cover reduce humidity and save energy in door pool or does it have to be a solar cover?
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Re: COVERSTAR pool cover

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 26 Sep, 2017 01:48

Any cover will reduce the humidity and heat
For an indoor pool you would need a solid cover as you don't have any solar gain
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Re: COVERSTAR pool cover

Postby Steve R » Sun 08 Oct, 2017 13:20

I had a CoverStar installed 2 years ago. Though the initial purchase and install was fast, since then everything has been slow and miserable. You will wait months for service, the customer service is horrible. They don't return calls and whenever you are lucky enough to talk to someone they are quick to let you know that everything is your fault, not theirs.
Lots of automatic covers on the market now for much less than CoverStar and with better reviews. As far as the "ropes" used in CoverStar covers, they are well aware that the ropes are weak and need to be replaced regularly....... that is their hook. They know they are going to get $800 a year from customers in just replacing ropes.
I strongly encourage anyone considering a CoverStar pool cover to look elsewhere. It is a large investment with even bigger headaches!
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Re: COVERSTAR pool cover

Postby Cesolar » Wed 04 Jul, 2018 07:14

There are really 3 standard types of pool safety covers: standard mesh, high shade mesh, and solid


Pro - The standard cover will be the most economical

Con - The high amount of light that makes its way into the water column turns the water green with algae in the spring


Pro - provides substantial shade to nearly eliminate algae growth in the spring AND is light weight

Con - a little pricey


Pro - The solid cover will completely block any light from entering the water column; therefore, the water should be crystal clear upon opening in the spring

Con - a solid cover is much heavier than a standard mesh or high shade mesh

All pool covers are required by code to hold the weight of a typical 4 person family in a small area (I think it's a 9 square feet). Anyway, most of them can support the weight of a car (and have) without failing. When shopping for a cover you should be most concerned with with the quality of materials. Before you commit to a cover, ask the manufacturer (not the dealer) a few questions:

1) "Do you use cotton or polyester fillers in your webbing?" The webbing is the black straps that are sewn to the cover and attach to the pool deck. Fillers will reduce the life of the cover.

2) "What country does your hardware come from?" The hardware includes the springs, buckles, anchors, etc. From my understanding and experience US metal is higher quality than metal from India, China, etc. Also, in these tough times, I'd rather my money stay local (but that's just an opinion)

Bought from Amazon in November last year. Have not had to top up the pool since.
Bought the storage roller which cost about the same as the cover.
The only downside to the cover is keeping it clean. It really looks scruffy after a while with the dust and leaves that collect on it and the only way to get it clean is with a hosepipe which negates the reason for getting it in the first place. Also if it is fitted to a salt water pool any water that does get onto the top of the cover evaporates leaving a white residue.
Have cut down significantly the time that the filter runs

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