ROUGH/SHARP COPING OR DECKING AND WINDY POOL SITES
When covering a pool with sharp edges or coping, a pad needs to be installed over the edge of the pool between the cover and the sharp edge. This is also necessary in windy pool sites so that the wind will not get under the cover and cause friction between the fabric and the coping surface. Neither of these potential wear problems are covered by your warranty.
Padding material can be ordered from The Cover Company, Inc. or use an appropriate colorfast outdoor carpeting. Padding will extend the service life of your pool cover and bring many years of enjoyment and safety.
WATER COLLECTING ON TOP OF A SOLID COVER
Please follow these easy-to-do guidelines:
- After installation, flood the cover with water using a garden hose. If the cover has been tensioned properly, all the water will flow towards the drain panels(s) or pump panels. The water will slowly drain; if a pump is in use, run the pump to remove the water. After draining, the cover should return to its original taut condition.
- If the water does not drain properly, cover re-adjustment is required. Additional tension in the panels’ straps and springs where water remains collected is necessary (see installation guide for adjustment procedures and diagrams listed under SPRING INSTALLATION section for additional information).
- Retest and re-adjust, if necessary. If water still “puddles” in areas on the cover, strap tension can be slightly reduced on only the straps securing the drain panel(s) and/or pump. This is done to create a “funnel-effect” where surface water will gravitate to the drain panel(s) or pump for proper drainage. Then retest! Follow steps 1-3 until the water drains correctly.
- With each pool closing re-adjustments may be required as necessary. Initially, annually or whenever a “puddle” is not draining. Water accumulation on the top of the cover will shorten the service life.
Failure to follow these simple installation guidelines can result in serious injury and/or damage to your pool! To meet warranty conditions, solid covers must be tested upon installation for proper drainage.
AREA OF POOL WATER IS EXPOSED
In no instance should there be an opening large enough to permit a 4 ½” test object into the pool. Should an installation like this occur, the cover will not be deemed a safety cover, according to American Society Testing Materials (ASTM) standards.
Re-situate the pool cover by adjusting your springs so no gap is present. If you are not able to do this please call your local pool professional.