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Automatic Pool Cover Opening/Closing Operation

By Team Royal - Updated On: 02/05/24

Our automatic pool covers by Coverstar and Automatic Pool Covers Inc. utilize several different methods of operation. The original Key Switch or Toggle Switch is the most basic method to operate your cover, whereas the Touch Pad requires a code in order to operate.

In addition to these basic units, Coverstar also offers a TouchPad with WiFi home network connection. This smart system will send you notifications when your cover is opened or closed, when a code is entered incorrectly and many other things! This brings pool safety to the next level, allowing you to monitor your pool and cover, from work, the movies, or across the globe!

Check out the different types of operation below:

Automatic Pool Covers Inc. Key Switch

The APC Key Switch is one of the easiest cover operating mechanisms to use. This key switch uses APC's revolutionary SmartStop single sensor auto-stop to prevent the pool cover from opening or closing too far. It also has a very user-friendly lighting system. A green light on the unit means the system has power. A flashing green light means the cover is in motion. A red light means the cover has completed the open or close run. Finally, a flashing red light means the system has detected non-optimal performance.

Automatic Pool Covers Inc. Touch Pad

The APC Touch Pad is also easy to operate, but instead of turning a key to open or close the cover, a 4 digit number is set as a security code. To operate this unit, the correct code must be entered, then the check button should be pressed. If the code was correct, the green light will glow and you may press the arrows to open or close the cover. This touch pad also allows the user to alter the torque settings for the cover right from the touch pad!

 Coverstar Keyed Toggle Switch

Simply flip a switch, and your Coverstar automatic safety cover will create a barrier over your pool that no child or pet can penetrate. Custom-built to fit your pool perfectly and manufactured from best-in-class materials, Coverstar is the best protection available for your family and your pool investment! This weather-proof toggle switch opens or closes your pool in less than a minute. And it locks for secure access!

Coverstar Touch Pad

The Coverstar touch pad includes a digital screen display that will allow the homeowner to easily navigate through the menu and options of the touch pad. In addition, up to 4 different operation codes may be programmed, this way different members of the family may have their own unique code to gain access to the pool cover. This touch pad also tracks the number of times the cover has been opened and closed, automatically senses how much torque is needed to operate the cover system and has an attractive and durable brushed aluminum face plate!

Coverstar WiFi Touch Pad

The Coverstar Wi-Fi touchpad connects to your existing home network.  It is easy to set up and will allow you to choose which email or text notifications you wish to receive such as:

  • When the cover is closed
  • When a user code is entered
  • When an unauthorized user attempts to log in
  • When the cover is left open and more

The Coverstar touch pad allows you to program up to 4 unique user codes, so different members of the family can have their own code.  The touch pad can be installed on any new or existing Coverstar automatic cover system.  Let your pool cover connect to you.

Check out the Coverstar WiFi Touch Pad feature and operation: