How To Install A Loop Loc Safety Pool Cover
The Loop Loc Safety Swimming Pool Cover can be installed on inground and above ground swimming pools. The Loop Loc Cover provides and additional level of safety to people in the area of your pool during the closing season or when the pool is not in use. The Loop Loc cover can be installed in anywhere from 2 – 10 hours depending on your skill level and the size of the Loop Loc Cover. The swimming pool shape can also offset the time it takes to install the cover as custom shape covers will take longer to install.
You will need a tape measure, some power tools and also someone to help you install your Loop Loc Safety Swimming Pool Cover. If you have never installed a Loop Loc cover before you will want to be sure to take your time when doing so. Always be sure to measure twice before drilling any holes in your wood deck or concrete patio service. If you drill a hole in the wrong spot when installing your loop loc safety cover it won’t be the end of the world but you will have to re patch the deck or concrete surface and that just ads extra time to your cover installation.
Before install your Loop Loc Safety Pool Cover you will want to make sure your swimming pool water chemistry is at the proper levels. You will also want to make sure that the pool is free of any algae and debris. It is also best to power vacuum your swimming pool before installing the cover. Making sure that the swimming pool is clean and the water chemistry is balanced will ensure that the pool has nice blue water when it’s opened again in a few months.
Of you are installing a new mesh Loop Loc cover you will also want to remove some water from the swimming pool so when it rains or snows the swimming pool won’t over flow. Mesh style Loop Loc Safety Covers allow the water to drain through the cover into the swimming pool. If you leave the swimming pool at the normal water level with a mesh Loop Loc cover and your area gets a lor of rain or snow, your swimming pool could fill up with excess water and over flow. So it’s best to remove some water to make room for the rain and snow.
Measuring The Swimming Pool
The first thing you will need to do before you can install your new loop loc cover is to measure the Loop Loc cover and then measure your swimming pool to make sure that the cover you ordered and received is going to fit on your pool after it is installed.
Making Sure You Have All The Loop Loc Parts & Installation Accessories
You will want to make sure that you have all of the parts and accessories to install the new Loop Loc Cover. You Will need a Loop Loc Installation bar, a Loop Loc Allan key, Brass Loop Loc Anchors for concrete or the deck, a rotary hammer if you are install the anchors into concrete, a power drill if you are install the anchors into a wood deck, a chalk line and off course someone to help you.
Installing Brass Anchors Into Concrete
If yo are install the Loop Loc Anchors into concrete you will need a rotary hammer to drill through the concrete. Then you can insert the brass anchors into the concrete, you always will want to spray the brass Loop Loc Anchors with some silicon before inserting them into the concrete.
Installing Brass Anchors On The Pool Deck
If you are installing your Loop Loc Safety on a swimming pool with a wood deck around it you will have to use the brass Loop Loc Anchors that are made for wood decks. These anchors have a flange with four screw holes so you can secure the anchors to the wood pool deck. You will need a power drill and some wood drill bits to install these types of Loop Loc Anchors into the wooden deck.
Installing The Loop Loc Springs
You will have to attach the Loop Loc Hold Down Springs to the Loop Loc Cover. You can do this by attaching the Loop Loc Straps to the Loop Loc Springs. You will also have to slip on the spring connectors over the Loop Loc Springs after you have attached the springs to the cover.
Installing The Loop Loc Cover
Once you have the springs and the Loop Loc Anchors in place you can now install the Loop Loc Safety Cover. You will want to attach the long end springs first and then attach two springs on the short side of the swimming pool. Once you have a few springs connected on the long side and short side of the pool you can connect the remaining springs with the Loop Loc Installation Bar.
Adjusting The Cover After Installation
After the Loop Loc Safety Cover is strapped onto the pool you will want to make sure that the cover is adjusted correctly. You may need to tighten the springs where you can see ripples in the cover. This could mean that your cover is loose in some spots. You will want to adjust the buckles on the Loop Loc straps to make the springs tighter. The Loop Loc Safety Cover should be completely tight and wrinkle free when it is installed properly.