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.

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.

Customize your pool cover

Your Step-Saver manual pool cover system is made especially for your pool. Consult with your local Cover-Pools representative to help you choose the system to match your pool, design, and budget. Each custom Step-Saver system includes standard or optional components from the following list.


Standard Step-Saver components

  • Manual roller with turn-handle
  • Attached cover-removal ropes
  • Universal track
  • Wheels
  • Exclusive premium-grade reinforced Quad-core™ vinyl
  • Automatic water-removal pump
  • UL Listed (Classified Product) – conforms to applicable requirements of ASTM safety standard F1346-91

Other Features

Automatic water-removal pump

Automatic water-removal pumps come standard with every new system.

Track system

With Cover-Pools unique component track accessories, any pool–whether concrete, vinyl or fiberglass, rectangular or freeform, new or existing–can be covered.


Cover-Pools offers eleven standard premium fabric colors for your pool cover. You can also choose from an extended collection of special-order colors.

Manual 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.