Coverstar automatic pool covers offer a number of safety benefits to give parents and pool owners peace of mind. Learn more about how a pool cover can help you enjoy worry-free pool ownership.
Automatic Pool Cover Safety Standards
When you invest in a pool cover, you want to ensure you’re getting the best quality product that meets all of the necessary safety standards. While every state has its own mandatory pool barrier codes, pool covers must meet safety standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
Coverstar automatic cover systems have been tested and meet the safety standards outlined in ASTM F1346-91. These guidelines were created to reduce the risk of drowning by inhibiting pool access to children under five years of age.
ASTM Pool Cover Safety Specifications
The cover must be able to hold a minimum weight of 485 lbs (the approximate average weight of two adults and one child)
Perimeter Deflection Test
All openings must be strong enough to prevent a test object from passing through
Surface Drainage Test
Prevents a dangerous amount of water collecting on top of the cover
Any device used to control the automatic pool cover has to be permanently mounted in full view of the entire pool
How Safe Are Automatic Pool Covers?
Coverstar automatic pool covers create an impenetrable barrier to prevent children, pets, or any other unwanted animals or guests from entering your pool unattended. While pool covers are the best way to add an additional layer of protection around your swimming pool, they are not a substitute for proper pool safety or adult supervision.
Pool covers are often more reliable than other safety equipment, like fences, because they create a barrier that directly seals your pool off. Even with a fence, if someone is able to get in the pool area, a pool cover will prevent them from entering the pool without your permission.
There’s no need to worry about unwanted access to your pool because the control switch requires a key to unlock the cover plate or a four-digit code to gain access. Coverstar offers the best protection available to keep your loved ones safe.
Pool Cover Safety: Protect Your Loved Ones and Enjoy Your Pool
A Coverstar automatic pool cover is the best way to keep children and pets out of harm’s way, in addition to adult supervision and any state-mandated barriers or fence requirements. The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) recommends a layered approach to pool safety, which includes adult supervision, pool covers, and safety barriers and devices like alarms and screens.
Certain states, like Arizona and California, have fencing requirements for residential pools, but an automatic pool cover can add an additional layer of protection on top of these structures, and be used as a substitute in areas with no fencing requirements.
According to the CDC, 10 people die each day from unintentional drowning, and two out of every 10 of these instances are children aged 14 or younger. Automatic pool covers can help to add a stronger layer of protection between loved ones and devastation, and help to ensure that your pool remains a fun, safe place for your family to enjoy.
*We at Coverstar recommend never standing, sitting, or walking on any automatic cover for any period of time to ensure optimal safety standards are maintained.
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