Safety pool covers last a long time, and unlike solid water bag covers, often outlive their warranty period. Yet, there will come a day when the panels become torn or threadbare, and straps begin to break under a snow load.
Replacing your solid or mesh safety pool cover with new doesn’t have to be hard. There are a 3 ways to have a duplicate safety cover made, one that will match up to your existing anchors.
MANUFACTURER ORDER NUMBER
Do you have the original invoice # from a particular manufacturer, like Loop-Loc, Meyco, HPI, GLI…? If you find it filed away in a drawer somewhere, your friendly safety cover dealer (‘ahem!) can have the company check their database for the cover specs, and reproduce the safety cover to the exact specs as the original. Then your cover will be certain to fit properly, just like the old cover did!
SEND IN YOUR COVER AS A TEMPLATE
First spread it out and clean both sides to remove all grass and dirt. Remove the springs (or cut off the straps). Fold the cover end to end accordion style, then roll it up tightly and tie a few strings or lengths of duct tape around the cover. Place it in as small a box as possible, so you don’t pay to ship air! Contact your favorite safety cover dealer (‘ahem!), and ask for a PO # and shipping address where to send the cover. Put the PO # and your information on the box and also inside the box, and don’t forget to include the name of the safety cover dealer (‘ahem!) that you are working with, and ship it off for laser measurement, followed by a solid quote, and upon your approval – fabrication and shipment in 3 weeks. Your old safety cover is then discarded for you.
A-B MEASURE THE POOL AND ANCHORS
Measuring your pool using triangulation is where you measure from two known points, A & B, to dozens of points around the pool, marking the points with tape or chalk. The average pool has about 50 points, with rectangular or geometric shapes having fewer points. Measure from point “A” to all the points, and then from point “B” to all the points. Then measure from points A and B to all of the deck anchors or stakes around the pool, after numbering them with chalk or tape. Make a drawing on the Measurement Form, answer the questions, and then send it via email or fax to your (‘ahem!) local safety pool cover replacement dealer.
– Other Safety Pool Cover Replacement Considerations:
>>Need Springs & Anchors? Every cover will ship with full hardware, including, stainless steel strap buckles, cover springs, brass deck anchors, anchor hex key, spring installation rod, and mesh storage bag. There is an option to remove the cover springs and anchors from the order, if requested, for a small savings.
>>Need Pool Edge Pads? If your old cover failed or developed holes in particular areas, you can request a vinyl panel be sewn into the area, at an additional cost, or you can use strips of reinforced vinyl, or carpet remnants, etc, placed between the cover and the pool edge, to protect the cover from sharp coping or corners. (more…)