- All SPP Safety Covers come standard with hardware for installation on a concrete deck (the most common decking surface). Concrete decks should
be at least 4" thick to properly support the anchor screws.
- For wood decks, anchors are attached with wood deck anchors. Otherwise, the installation process is exactly the same. If you will require
hardware for a wood deck, please be sure to tell us when you call 1-800-993-7665 to order.
- We do not recommend installing a Safety Cover on loose stone, interlocking brick, paving stone or lawns unless concrete footings (at least
4" diameter and 3' deep) are located so that every Safety Cover anchor can be positioned in the center of these columns.
IMPORTANT "MUSTS" FOR DECK HARDWARE
In order to ensure the supportive strength of your Safety Cover, as well as prevent any voiding of your warranty, be sure that you follow these
guidelines as you install your Safety Cover:
- Conventional (standard) concrete hardware is the only acceptable anchor system for a concrete deck. Likewise, wood deck anchors are the only
acceptable system for wood decks.
- If more than 10% of anchors are non-standard (for example lawn stakes, interlocking stakes, etc.) the safety aspect of your Cover will be void.
In other words, if your Cover requires 40 anchors, at least 36 must be standard plug and screw system for your deck-type.
- Straps/anchors must be positioned at intervals of no more than 5 feet. Any distance of more than 5' that is not anchored at both ends of the
straps will void the safety for the entire Cover. This includes areas where the Cover goes around spas, waterfalls, rock areas, etc.
It is recommended that the portions of deck and coping around the pool that will be UNDER the Safety Cover be padded with foam, carpet remnants
or a similarly padded material, to avoid damage to the Cover from chafing. Such damage is not typically covered under the product’s warranty.
Your pool water level should not be allowed to fall more than 18" below the deck.
WHILE THE SAFETY COVER IS ON THE POOL
- To maintain a taut fit, Safety Cover straps may require periodic adjustment during the off-season.
- Extreme caution should be taken when anyone is around the pool, even when the Safety Cover is installed. DO NOT walk (or allow walking by others)
on an installed Safety Cover. When walking on the deck around the pool, take care to avoid tripping on the straps, or loosening the straps by
stepping on them.
SAFETY COVER MAINTENANCE
- Follow the tips in the "Safety Cover Removal" section for details on how to properly
prepare your Safety Cover for storage during the swim-season.
- To prevent the brass screws and anchors from seizing, the plugs must be kept clean at all times. When the Cover is removed in the spring, wash
the screws and plugs, and clean off any dust or debris that has built up during the winter. Apply a household lubricant prior to re-setting the
REMEMBER… SAFETY FIRST!
While the risk of a person or pet drowning is significantly reduced when a Safety Cover is properly installed, Safety Covers are certainly not
intended to replace careful supervision around / within the pool area. SPP cannot accept responsibility for the occurrence of any form of accident