Spa cover lift frame

  • US 5,996,137 A
  • Filed: 10/15/1998
  • Issued: 12/07/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A spa cover lift frame for a spa cover which is formed of two halves joined along a central hinge and rests against the top of a spa having upright left and right spa side walls and an end wall leading downwardly from the spa top, said lift frame comprising:

  • left and right mounting brackets configured to be mounted to respective left and right spa side walls adjacent the end wall;

    a "U" shaped carrier including opposed substantially parallel support arm members and a cross member extending between the support arm members;

    the carrier further including end extensions on the support arm members leading angularly from the support arm members;

    pivots joining the end extensions and the mounting brackets and enabling pivotal movement of the carrier about a lift axis;

    pivot stops positioned between the end extensions and mounting brackets to engage and prevent pivotal movement of the carrier beyond a position in which the support arm members are substantially upright; and

    wherein the left and right mounting brackets and the carrier are configured to be mounted on the spa with the carrier pivotable on the lift axis between a down position wherein the cross member is positioned against the spa cover adjacent the hinge such that the spa cover may be folded over the cross member, and a raised position wherein the folded spa cover is supported on the cross member and is substantially upright and adjacent to the spa end wall.

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