So I'm at the last step of winterizing my pool -- putting the cover on! but boy am I having trouble! I've never closed a pool before (just moved into a house with the pool) so still learning as I go. Can someone explain to me the technique for putting this cover on?
I've got a rectangular shaped in-ground pool with an area that comes out for the steps. I dragged the cover out over the water with the side that had a knotch cut into it for the steps placed down at that end. Now the problems that I ran into were:
1.) Water starts getting on top of the cover and it starts getting heavy... is there a technique to avoid that?
2.) How on earth do I hook these springs up into the anchors that are in the ground!? I took an Allen key and pulled the anchors up out of the ground but wasn't able get the springs hooked on both ends of the pool, the tension was too tight!
3.) What order do you hook the springs on? Entire left side first? Or go back and forth from left to right side of pool?
4.) I noticed not every spring has an anchor in the ground. Should it? Or are these covers made sort of generic so they don't always match up?