In addition, unlike a partially-closed gate, from a considerable distance, it is possible to observe whether or not an automatic cover has been fully extended over a pool. And since an automatic cover isolates (hides) the water from view, the natural attraction that water poses to most children is eliminated. How effective is an automatic cover? To our knowledge, although hundreds of thousands of automatic covers have been installed, there has been no recorded incident of a child drowning in a pool protected by an A.S.T.M certified, functional automatic cover system. That’s a perfect safety record!