Motor and Mechanism

Say hello to our big friend.
The driving force behind every Cover-Pools automatic pool cover system is our state-of-the-art motor, BigRed™. Our standard electric drive system has an advanced 3/4 horsepower, high-torque, waterproof motor made exclusively for Cover-Pools.
Slip Clutch
Slip Clutch

The slip clutch acts as a torque-limiting safety device to protect the cover and mechanism. Designed to last a lifetime, it uses industrial marine-grade brake material that eliminates plastic parts.


Like an electronic slip clutch, the amp limiter shuts the motor off when the pool cover is fully opened or closed. It also works with the accessory board to control water features.

hydraulic version
Hydraulic Motor Option

Cover-Pools offers a powerful 1 1/2 horsepower hydraulic motor. Its sensitive pressure-release system offers adjustable power and a built-in automatic shutoff.

Ultimate Motor
The Ultimate 3/4 Horsepower Upgrade

For large-sized pools, the Ultimate High-Torque motor provides 25% more torque and reduces the speed by 25% perfect for those jobs that need more power.

Designed to work with today’s mineral sanitizers, the mechanism components are anodized to prevent corrosion. It consists of stainless-steel hardware with anodized aluminum frame and brackets.
AutoSave™ Spa Motor and Mechanism
The AutoSave spa and swim spa cover offers the same safety and energy-saving benefits as a full-size automatic pool cover, but with a more compact mechanical system.