How to Install a Rectangular Safety Cover On Your Pool
Installing a Rectangular Cover:
Inspect the area 3′ back from the water’s edge around the entire pool. Remove any irregular obstructions that may protrude through the cover. Pad rough coping, sharp edges and inside corners with carpet, foam or similar material. Excessive wear due to non padded areas is specifically excluded from the warranty.
Measure exact dimensions of swimming pool and cover. From the difference between these measurements, adjust the overlap so that it is equal at all corners of the pool. Though standard overlaps on stock covers are 12″ and custom covers 15″-18″, they may vary several inches either way.
Step 3 & 4
Measure 20″ from corner in each and locate position point (A) of anchors for all four corners. Install 8 anchors at the 4 corners and step section if applicable. (See appropriate Anchor Installation ). Attach flat shaped side of springs to corner straps (see spring attached to cover for proper spring attachment). Next, install the springs on the anchors using the Installation Rod (see Cover Installation). Adjust buckles so that springs will compress 60%-70% for a taut fit.
Once all corners are secured, install remaining anchors 20″ from the cover’s edge in line with each strap. Make certain the same overlap is maintained as in the corners and that the straps are at a 90 degree, right angle, to the cover’s edge. Adhere to right angles, or bulges and/or gaps will occur.