In 1960, pool covers were little more than large, heavy pieces of canvas that had to be held down with heavy sandbags. They were such a nuisance to maneuver, most pool owners simply didn't bother. Joe Lamb, the developer of the first automatic pool cover, and a frustrated pool owner himself, knew there had to be a better way. In 1962 Cover-Pools was founded by Joe Lamb. He envisioned an easier way to cover and uncover his pool. The product of Joe Lamb's dream would become the SAVE-T pool cover, the world's first automatic pool cover and the inspiration for a whole new industry.