There are a number of different brands of cover lifts on the market today. We have tested them all & found some to be made of flimsy metal or tubular aluminum. Some of them require a lot of strength on the part of the user & others actually bend over time. The cover valet is different! this is the Cadillac of spa cover lifters. The cover valet is the world's leading premium spa cover removal system. It is designed to fit in almost any back yard environment; inside of a gazebo, against a wall, or even mounted into an existing deck. Dual gas springs assist in effortlessly lifting & lowering the spa cover. A locking safety feature holds the cover open until it is time to be closed. A durable powder coat finish accompanied by stainless steel hardware allows the cover valet to be equipped with an industry leading 5 year warranty. Two heavy duty zinc coated metal frames are attached to your portable spa cabinet or the decking next to your in ground spa. Pneumatic pistons assist you whenever it is time to open up your spa cover. The cover valet makes lifting your spa cover a breeze! Available for spas with or without wood rims. Easily installs in minutes. Made in the USA & built to last a lifetime.