- Never operate the cover lift with somebody inside the spa.
- Never attempt to get in or out of the spa while the cover is being opened or closed.
- Never sit in the spa with the cover halfway open.
- Never attempt to open or close the cover in high winds.
Why TAL is safer than a standard manual cover lift.
Cover Free-fall - The True Automated Lift maintains a firm hold on the cover throughout the opening and closing of the lift. The cover cannot free-fall in either direction.
Entrapment - Just like the standard cover and manual lifts used today, the cover can be pushed up from within the spa. Unlike most other automated cover lifts, the TAL does not need to be in operation to allow someone to open the cover.
Snow and Ice
The TAL is highly suited for icy winter weather and is very forgiving in this environment. The only area requiring attention is the cabinet top around the slide tower opening. In almost all winter testing, the slide tower easily broke thru and dislodged any ice build-up around this area, but Nerok recommends keeping this area free and clear of ice build-up and snow.
Heavy snow should always be removed from any spa cover to minimize damage to the cover. If the snow is too heavy, the lift will stop opening. If this happens, close the spa cover and remove the snow and try again. TAL was vetted in the mountains of Colorado in very tough and diverse weather conditions. Snow was a major part of the testing and the lift was designed to lift and deposit a light amount of snow behind the spa. The determining factor of how much snow the lift and cover can safely lift without cover damage is a function of snow density and the cover strength.
Do not attempt to open the spa in windy conditions. Wind was a second factor in the testing of the lift. The ideal placement of the spa and cover is to have the wind to the back of the spa. When the spa is not in use, always use the cover locking straps to insure the cover does not blow open. If this happen the cover will fall back into the closed position due to the cover’s springs forcing the cover into the closed position.