STEP 1: Remove ladders and other obstructions. It's easier to "float"
the Loop-Loc cover on the water
surface if water level is normal or higher. Measure the cover & measure the pool. Lay
Loop-Loc cover over pool and adjust for equal overlap at all 4 corners of the
pool. Example: a 20' X 40' rect. pool takes a 22' X 42' cover. Overlap on each
side may vary 11" to 14". Pull cover tightly to remove packing wrinkles
and help cover to float on pool surface. Install springs onto straps with equal adjustment.
Center the cover perfectly over the pool. Measure to be sure.
STEP 2: To
determine anchor points for the 2 anchors at each corner of the pool, measure 18"
back from the outside edge of the cover corners (NOT the edge of the pool). Measure at
right angles (90 degrees) to the Loop-Loc
covers' edge. Placing the anchor inward a bit more is a good idea. I usually
"skew" the straps somewhat in corners so that the anchor is drilled at
approximately 120 degrees from covers' edge. (the edge perpendicular to the strap)
STEP 3: Install the 8 anchors at the 4 corners of the pool by drilling
into the concrete with a 3/4"
masonry bit in a rotary hammer drill. Drill 2-3" deep, then hose away the dust with
water. Using the tamping tool, hammer the brass anchor into the hole, until it is flush
with the concrete surface.
STEP 4: After ALL 8 corner anchors are installed, attach springs to anchors using
installation rod. Re-check to insure equal overlap; adjust strap length on one side or end
if cover needs to be shifted to center it over the pool equally. Adjust tension on straps
so that springs are 1/3-2/3 compressed.
STEP 5: Install the remaining cover anchors, adjust tension as needed to re-center and/or tighten the
cover. If you have a chalk line, it's easy to snap a line between corner anchors and use
this as a guide for placement of the rest, or just measure 18" straight back from the
covers' edge, at every strap/spring.
THAT'S IT! The average cover
should take about 2 hours to install. If you don't have a rotary hammer drill w/
3/4" masonry bit, it can be rented at most rental shops for about $30 for 1/2 day.
Larger, commercial covers require many installers and drills.
Complete, detailed instructions are
included in the box your cover comes in. Please also consult these Loop-Loc
instructions before installation of your Loop-Loc mesh safety pool cover. Toll Free phone
help is available during installation from poolcenter.com or from LOOP-LOC.