Mesh In-Ground Cover Installation Guide
Read the following information and instructions before attempting installation.
For Rectangle Pools with Center End Step Section
- If the step section is offset from a corner, complete the installation of the pool cover identical to the steps above. (Steps 1-13)
- The step section, which is a flap attached to the main body of the cover, can be fastened down by placing your 4 plugs for the 2 corners similar to that of installing the main cover.
Pool Cover Removal
- With the serrated tool held vertically, place it over the top of the brass insert screw ensuring that the protruding tab at the end of the tool is on the side of the screw nearest the pool.
- Turn the tool 180 degrees, or a half turn, keeping the tab on the tool between the spring and the screw.
- Leaning the top of the tool toward the pool will disengage the spring and it will slide the tool up a small distance. Proceed around the pool until one end of each strap is disconnected. The opposite end of each strap can now be removed by hand.
- Remove the cover, clean, dry, and pack away. Store where not exposed to the sun and in a location where not accessible to rodents.
- Use an Allen Key to turn brass screws down into the anchors.
To prevent dust, dirt, etc. from damaging the plug threads, it is advisable to coat the screw with a household lubricant
- Installation by pool professionals is recommended.
- Installation is not recommended on loose stone, interlocking brick, paving stone, or lawns unless concrete footings of at least 4” in diameter and 3’ deep are located so that every anchor can be positioned in the center of such columns.
- Concrete decks should be at least 4” thick.
- Pool water level should not be allowed to fall more than 18” below the deck.
- To maintain a taut fit, straps may require periodic adjustment.
- It is recommended that the deck and coping areas around the pool that are under the cover be padded with foam, carpet remnants, or a similar material to avoid damage to the cover from chafing. Such damage is not covered under the warranty.
- WARNING: The pool cover is one of the most secure fitting covers for swimming pools. However, EXTREME CAUTION must be taken when around the pool, even when the pool cover is installed. DO NOT walk on or allow walking on the cover. When walking on the deck around the pool, extra precautions should be taken to avoid tripping on straps, or loosening straps by stepping on them.
- While the risk of a person or a pet drowning is reduced when a pool cover is properly installed, it is not intended to replace careful supervision being exercised within the pool area and we therefore cannot accept responsibility for the occurrence of any accident or injury.
- While the cover is still on the pool just prior to removal, hose the cover thoroughly to remove damaging materials:
- Dried debris such as leaves, twigs, bird droppings, etc.
- Staining from nearby vegetation, animals, etc.
- Pool water containing chemicals that in time could weaken the tread and/or material
- Leave cover to air dry.
- When removing the cover, avoid dragging the cover onto the pool water. If this cannot be avoided, hose cover down again, and let air dry.
- Fold the cover neatly and tight while attempting to reduce the number of spring assemblies being folded into the cover. For the springs that cannot be avoided within the cover, make sure they are hanging flat and completely in the plastic sleeves.
- Roll the cover tightly again, attempting to keep as many spring assemblies outside the cover as possible.
- Place the cover in the storage bag. If using another item to hold the cover, such as a large plastic bag or container, make sure it is porous to allow any water within the shield to drain.
- Once in the storage bag, place the cover in a dry, indoor area. Do not leave outside.
- While the cover is installed (during the winter months), debris will build up around the spring and plug area. Once the cover is removed, the area MUST be cleaned by either sweeping or a shop vac.
- The screw should be removed from the plug insert. Both should be cleaned by washing under pressure with a garden hose.
- A lubricant should be lightly applied to the screw portion of the assembly, and then screwed back into the plug.
- The screw should be level or slightly lower than the top of the plug. Do not force the screw to its tightest position.
- During the time when the pool is open, sweep the plug area on a periodic basis.
When the pool cover is installed, periodically test the tension of the straps. Adjust if necessary.