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    Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    How loose are your coping clips? Mine keep moving and damaged my winter cover.

    Here are what they look like:
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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    Are they suppose to be of the pool like that? What do your others ones look like?
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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    Hi I was looking for something else and came across your post. I do not have the deluxe coping, just the basic but mine have the same issue. Everything else about the pool is top quality but the clips are absolute garbage. Just the dog (85lbs) standing on them can pop them loose... I thought about screwing them in but im just lazy... LOL

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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    That looks nothing like our clips. I don't have any pics on me that show them clearly, I'll try to remember to get one tonight.
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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    Gotcha - figured I would share that mine pop and move around as well. Mine are a bit more "square" compared to yours. Flimsy garbage but necessary to complete the look...

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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    All of my clips looked like this. You could move them around with your pinky finger. Fortunately, Tim from Radiant pools was in the area and was able to swap them out. Decreasing the small gap between the clip and where the coping bends made a huge difference.

    MMMM923, you might want to try thick double sided tape. That was the suggestion I was given if the new clips were still a problem.

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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    Thanks 2k - I actually tried tape - The gorilla brand. Problem is, as the coping/tape warms with the sun the tape will remain sticky hold on the wall and coping but doesnt prevent the clip from moving/shifting or popping off on the inside wall of the pool. I think this is the stuff I used - picked it up at Home Depot or Lowes. Gorilla Tough & Clear Mounting Tape | Gorilla Glue

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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    Yep, the clips could use some improvement; they move at the lightest touch:

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    Radiant salesman visited us recently, and said we could screw them down like we did the coping.

    Radiant, are you listening? (I know you're lurking, Eric.) These clips could use some design attention!! BTW, thanks again for the bracing; it's installed!
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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    Chas do you think I could screw down from the top? My clips are installed in a similar way. If so I have several extra white screws that I used to install the coping - good news is it will still look like bad but it will match.

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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    Those clips are horrible! Ours slide easily, but they fit and hold on very well.

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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    It looks like they were installed backwards, from the pictures; they need flipped the other way.

    Now I don't know that, but looking at the picture, that's what I think.
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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    Quote Originally Posted by MMM923 View Post
    Chas do you think I could screw down from the top? My clips are installed in a similar way. If so I have several extra white screws that I used to install the coping - good news is it will still look like bad but it will match.
    Fastening from the top . . . hmmmm; need to contemplate that a while . . .
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    installation pics (2015-2016)

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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    I think it would be difficult - might go through the foam and not the aluminum. There isnt more than a 1/2 inch on either side of the top to fasten to. Checked it out after I posted the question.

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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    Quote Originally Posted by Chasmengr View Post

    Radiant, are you listening? (I know you're lurking, Eric.) These clips could use some design attention!! BTW, thanks again for the bracing; it's installed!
    Hi all!! Sorry for the delay in response, it's certainly that time of the year!! Between being offsite for various installer training sessions and day-to-day entries, I haven't had the chance to log on here in a bit.

    Chasmengr, glad you got your straight wall bracing kit installed, your entire installation looks incredible!

    2kCougar, your 4" coping clips should have a much tighter reveal, like Chasmengr and RyanMcC. I'm going to send you a PM and we'll get this remedied for you. We are actually in the R&D process of seeing what we can do to reconfigure the clips on both styles of coping. While they need to be relatively loose in order to take on and off, there shouldn't be that much of a gap between the clip and the coping itself.

    In terms of discouraging sliding clips, I've found that installing the coping screws close on either side of the clip location causes the pan-head of the screw to act as a "bumper" (for lack of a better term), which would hold it closer in place.

    MMM923, you're correct in that trying to screw in through the top of the clip would drive the screw into the insulation rather than the aluminum, which wouldn't give you a tight enough hold.
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    Re: Radiant pools with deluxe coping

    Thanks, Eric
    Chas & Cheryl (first-time, second-year pool owners)
    Radiant Metric Oval AGP 16'x32'x52"; Pentair: Clean&Clear 150 Cartridge, OptiFlo 1.5 Hp 2-spd, and 320C Feeder (all mounted below water level); Taylor K-2006 & SpeedStir; Maytronics Dolphin E10 (aka Einstein)
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