Installation Instructions for the


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What's actually inside the box.


The Covermat II can be installed either by side mounting to the spa skirt, or understyle. Understyle uses a special bracket that slides under the spa for mounting the cover lift to. This allows for the Covermat II to be installed on spas with very weak skirts, or where you simply don't want to drill into the skirt.


SIDE MOUNT INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE COVERMATE II

Step #1:
Position the spa cover (in closed position) on the spa. Make sure it's properly aligned and that all four corners are properly positioned on the spa.

Step #2:
Using the #10 x 1" screws attach the left and right Mounting Brackets to the appropriate sides of the spa (see figure #1).

Caution: To prevent splitting of wood cabinet, pre-drill holes with a 1/16" drill bit.

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Step #3:
Using the 3/8" x 3" bolts, metal washers and lock nuts, connect the Pivot Arms to the Mounting Brackets (see figure #2).

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Step #4:
Insert the long end of the Support Arms into the center Coupler Piece. Then slide the Support Arms into the the top of thePivot Arms.

NOTE: The Upper Support Arm is the longer of the two Support Arms.

Next insert the Lower Support Arm into the other Coupler Piece, then slide the Lower Support Arms into the remaining end of the Pivot Arms (see figure #3).

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Step #5:
Lay the Covermate on the spa cover. Adjust the center and upper Coupler Piece and Support Arms so that the Coupler Piece is laying parallel to the spa covers hinge about 1/2" away (see figure #4). Using the #10 self tapping screws, fasten Support Arms to the Coupler Pieces.

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.

Repeat this procerure for the Lower Support Arms.

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Step #6:
Slip the black hand grips to the edge of the spa cover and snap the black plastic screw head covers on.

 


UNDERSTYLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE COVERMATE II

 

Step #1:
Position the spa cover (in closed position) on the spa. Make sure it's properly aligned and that all four corners are properly positioned on the spa.

Step #2:
Slide mounting brackets under the spa (see figure #1).

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Note: Be sure to use the hole closest to the back of the spa

Step #3:
Using the 3/8" x 3" bolts, metal washers and lock nuts, connect the Pivot Arms to the Mounting Brackets (see figure #2).

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Step #4:
Insert the long end of the Support Arms into the center Coupler Piece. Then slide the Support Arms into the the top of thePivot Arms.

NOTE: The Upper Support Arm is the longer of the two Support Arms.

Next insert the Lower Support Arm into the other Coupler Piece, then slide the Lower Support Arms into the remaining end of the Pivot Arms (see figure #3).

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Step #5:
Lay the Covermate on the spa cover. Adjust the center and upper Coupler Piece and Support Arms so that the Coupler Piece is laying parallel to the spa covers hinge about 1/2" away (see figure #4). Using the #10 self tapping screws, fasten Support Arms to the Coupler Pieces.

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.

Repeat this procerure for the Lower Support Arms.

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Step #6:
Slip the black hand grips to the edge of the spa cover and snap the black plastic screw head covers on.


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