Installation Instructions

Round | Standard | Octagon | Flush


ROUND (for round covers)

Tools Required:
-Power drill or hand drill with 3/16" drill bit
-1/2" socket with ratchet
-Hole punch
-Safety glasses

Mounting the Cover Keeper™

  1. Mark center of tub on opposite side from point of entry.
  2. Measure out 20" on each side of center mark.
  3. Hold up Cover Keepers bracket to upper ledge of hot tub. Mark hole with pencil. Repeat with other bracket.
  4. Drill 3/16" holes on marks 1" to 1-1/2" into hot tub enclosure.
    Caution: Always check for hoses and wires on inside of tub enclosure.
  5. Hold up individual Cover Keeper bracket and insert screws with washers (5/16x1-1/2" lag bolts). Tighten screws securely. Caution: Do not overtighten screws.
  6. Repeat for other Cover Keeper bracket

Attaching the Cover Keeper™ Lift Strap

  1. Using one of the two rectangular plates, place plate one inch up from bottom of hot tub cover flap, opposite from Cover Keeper brackets. Make sure plate is centered on cover.
  2. Punch holes through cover flap at opposite ends of plate.
  3. Put one plate on each side of the hot tub cover flap. Using the -20x1/2" screws and nuts, attach securely to flap.
  4. Cut out center slot on plates and insert looped end of strap through back of flap.
  5. Pull strap tight.

*Always remember to fasten safety straps around cover when in the upright position.
Warning: Physically altering your hot tub cover may void your manufacturer's warranty.


STANDARD (for rectangular or soft radius-edged covers)

Tools Required:
-Power drill or hand drill with 3/16" bit.
-" socket wrench
-hole punch
-safety glasses

Mounting the Cover Keeper™

  1. Install Cover Keeper on opposite side of hot tub from point of entry.
  2. Locate Cover Keeper 8" to 10" from outside corners of hot tub. If possible, mount Cover Keeper™ into vertical supports of hot tub enclosure.(If vertical support is used, make sure to use longer lag bolts provided.) Position support base of Cover Keepers so that they are against underside of upper ledge.
  3. Drill mounting holes to a depth of 1" to 1-1/2" into hot tub enclosure.
    Caution: Always check inside of enclosure for hoses and wires. Hold up individual Cover Keeper bracket and insert screws with washers (5/16 x1-1/2" lag bolts). Tighten screws securely.
  4. Repeat for other Cover Keeper bracket.

Attaching the Cover Keeper™ Lift Strap

  1. Using one of the two rectangular plates, place plate one inch up from bottom of hot tub cover flap, opposite from Cover Keeper brackets. Make sure plate is centered on cover.
  2. Punch holes through cover flap at opposite ends of plate.
  3. Put one plate on each side of the hot tub cover flap. Using the -20 x screws and nuts, attach securely to flap.
  4. Cut out center slot on plates and insert looped end of strap through back of flap.
  5. Pull strap tight.

*Always remember to fasten safety straps around cover when in the upright position.
Warning: Physically altering your hot tub cover may void your manufacturer's warranty.


OCTAGON(for octagon covers)

Tools Required:
-Power drill or hand drill with 3/16" bit.
-" socket wrench
-hole punch
-safety glasses

Mounting the Cover Keeper™

  1. Install Cover Keeper on opposite side of hot tub from point of entry.
  2. Locate Cover Keeper 9" from inside corners of hot tub. If possible, mount framework into vertical supports of hot tub enclosure. Position support base of Cover Keeper so that they are against underside of upper ledge.
  3. Drill mounting holes to a depth of 1" to 1-1/2" into hot tub enclosure.
    Caution: Always check inside of enclosure for hoses and wires.
    Hold up individual Cover Keeper bracket and insert screws with washers (5/16 x1-1/2" lag bolts). Tighten screws securely.
  4. Repeat for other Cover Keeper bracket.

Attaching the Cover Keeper™ Lift Strap

  1. Using one of the two rectangular plates, place plate one inch up from bottom of hot tub cover flap, opposite from Cover Keeper brackets. Make sure plate is centered on cover.
  2. Punch holes through cover flap at opposite ends of plate.
  3. Put one plate on each side of the hot tub cover flap. Using the -20 x screws and nuts, attach securely to flap.
  4. Cut out center slot on plates and insert looped end of strap through back of flap.
  5. Pull strap tight.

*Always remember to fasten safety straps around cover when in the upright position.
Warning: Physically altering your hot tub cover may void your manufacturer's warranty.


FLUSH (for flush mounted covers)

Tools Required:
-Power drill or hand drill with " bit
-1/2" socket wrench
-hole punch
-safety glasses

Mounting the Cover Keeper™

  1. Install Cover Keeper on opposite side of hot tub from point of entry.
  2. Measure out 6" from side of hot tub, and 10" in from each side of hot tub. Place Cover Keeper and mark holes.
  3. Drill 3/16" holes into deck. Hold up individual Cover Keeper bracket and insert screws with washers (5/16x1-1/2" lag bolts). Tighten screws securely into deck.

Caution: Do not overtighten screws.

Attaching the Cover Keeper™ Lift Strap

  1. Using one of the two rectangular plates, place plate one inch up from bottom of hot tub cover flap, opposite from Cover Keeper brackets. Make sure plate is centered on cover.
  2. Punch holes through cover flap at opposite ends of plate.
  3. Put one plate on each side of the hot tub cover flap. Using the -20x1/2" screws and nuts, attach securely to flap.
  4. Cut out center slot on plates and insert looped end of strap through back of flap.
  5. Pull strap tight.

*Always remember to fasten safety straps around cover when in the upright position.
Warning: Physically altering your hot tub cover may void your manufacturer's warranty.


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