SAFETY COVERS

Safety Covers

Safety covers are a great way to protect your investment, and family, from the elements and will help to keep your pool in top condition. 
Pool safety covers provide total piece of mind. Have you ever seen the videos of the elephants on safety covers? While you likely won’t experience many jungle animals in your backyard, safety covers do provide total peace of mind that children, pets or visitors won’t end up trapped in a winter tarp. 
Unlike a winter cover or a winter tarp with water bags it's quick and easy to open the pool in the spring; so much so that we offer a discount on openings/closings to customers who have safety covers. There's no risk that the water bags will fall into the pool and allows for the water to stay fresh – no leaves or sticks are making their way in. Those miscellaneous objects such as gravel that are guaranteed to stay out means that your pool liner won’t be damaged. As an added benefit, the mesh allows for filtered melted snow to refill the pool come spring bringing it to up to operational level.

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On top of all of this, pool safety covers give your yard its tidiest look. No bulky bags or wrinkled tarps during fall and early spring. 
How are they installed? First, your cover is custom fit to the exact size of your pool. Then, high-pressure compression springs are securely bolted in place. Cover straps are attached and tightened - instantly chasing those stressful thoughts of disaster from your mind. Now your yard is as safe as it can be.

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Tips to Install a Winter Safety Pool Cover

The label on the safety cover likely goes right over the steps. This is a good start to aligning your cover the correct way.

Next, pick out the middle strap, secure the springs on each end and then do the same for the perpendicular strap. Now you can see the fixed position of the cover.

Line up your strap to mark the drill position as straight as possible. When drilling through interlock, don't be afraid to position the straps at a slight angle to avoid drilling to close to the edge of a stone. You don't want to chip an edge or crack an interlock stone.

Make sure that you drill deep enough for the post. You do not want to try to hammer the post through any remaining concrete or other material. The post could get stuck.

 Rent an industrial hammer drill with a diamond drill bit; necessary for getting through interlock stone and concrete.

Make sure that you have the correct post lengths. Concrete-only anchors are super short (~ 1.75 inches, concrete subbase + interlock posts are longer (~ 10 inches), while posts for grass are the longest (~ 16 inches) and will need to be repositioned every few years to properly hold.

What happens if you hit rebar? If it is deep enough, you can cut down a bit of your post and be okay. If not, you may need to re-drill.

 A properly installed post will be flush with the surface; should be seamless. For applying the cover in the winter time, the pegs inside of the posts screw up into its jacket. You only need to raise the pegs enough for the spring hook to properly set.

Too much tension on the springs is no good. There needs to be just enough tension that you need to pull the strap back onto the peg so that it does not pop off but not so much tension that you struggle to get the spring on even with an applicator bar.

Benefits of Safety Covers
Safety Cover Installation Process