Step-Saver® Manual Reel Cover

The Step-Saver is a manual pool cover that’s convenient enough for daily use since there are no bothersome straps, no sandbags, and no anchors are required to hold it in place. The Step-Saver is an economical alternative to an automatic cover, offering the same life-saving and money-saving benefits at about half the price. The manual system uses the same track as the Save-T 3 automatic cover to guide the fabric along your pool.

The Step-Saver cover moves through low-profile tracks to cover and uncover the pool, then stores on its own reel when not in use. Your pool can be covered in less than 60 seconds.

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Track System
  • Aqua-Safe Unlimited offers many options for pool cover installations — whether your pool is new or existing, rectangular or freeform, concrete or vinyl-liner or fiberglass. The unique component track accessories make it possible for your pool to benefit from a Cover-Pools pool cover.

    Universal track

    New and existing pools of virtually any shape or construction can be covered using Universal, Snaptop Universal, or recessed track. You simply need enough deck room to run the low-profile tracks parallel to one another on opposite sides of the pool.

    Universal track is installed on top of the deck surface. Recessed track provides the option of installing the track flush in the surface of the deck.

  • Cover Pools recessed mechanism

    Recessed mechanism

    The mechanism can be housed in an enclosure recessed below the deck surface. This option works best if chosen before construction. However, if there is room to cut into the deck of an existing pool, the mechanism can still be recessed.

    Cover-Pools offers many lid options for covering a recessed mechanism: Vanishing Lids™, Bezel™ step-on lids, and our standard aluminum lids. You might also consider the extended lid option, which allows the leading edge of the retracted cover to be hidden.

    Cover Pools deck mounted mechanism

    Deck-mounted mechanism

    When the mechanism is mounted on the deck surface, it can be covered simply with our fiberglass ends or with an attractive housing such as the Everlast™ bench. Custom benches can be supplied locally by your dealer or an independent contractor.

  • Cover Pools manual pool cover operation

    Original Turn Handle

    Our standard turn-handle system makes removal of the pool cover on a standard-sized pool a less strenuous task than “anchor” type covers.

    Power wheel™ (optional)

    The Power Wheel option facilitates cover removal by letting you use both leg and arm muscles to uncover the pool. This option also allows operation from inside a recessed housing.

  • Depiction of operating the manual pool cover
    Depiction of operating the manual pool cover

    To cover the pool, hold the ropes attached to the leading edge and pull the cover across the pool.

    To uncover the pool, turn the crank handle.

    Most manual pool covers require two people to place the cover on or take the cover off the pool, but in some instances one person can operate the Step-Saver system. If at a later date you decide you’d like to upgrade your system to an automatic cover, you can use your existing track and add power with a Save-T 3 motor and mechanism.

  • Cover Pools fabric technology

    Premium fabric in a variety of colors

    Cover-Pools exclusive Quad-Core™ fabric is the product of 50 years of research and experience. Reinforced with a strong polyester mesh for strength and tear resistance, this high-performance vinyl-resin formula provides maximum durability in the swimming pool environment.

    Exclusive formula to protect your cover

    Cover-Pools and Herculite Products developed an exclusive pool cover formula with over 20 years of experience that is superior to all other cover fabric for a pool environment. Most pool covers use a coated vinyl, leaving thin areas that create a greater risk to water exposure. Cover-Pools exclusive laminated vinyl is composed of two equal layers of vinyl evenly protecting the cover from exposure.

    Select from a variety of colors

    Our premium Quad-core™ fabric is offered in eleven standard colors. Please see actual fabric sample when making color choice; colors may vary.