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Thread: Pool Cover Tool

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    May 2009

    Pool Cover Tool

    Guys, I have lost my tool for installing my Merlin pool cover. This is the tool that is used to strech the springs over the anchors. Does anyone know where I can order on of these on-line are they a standard tool or do I have to buy one specific for the merlin cover?
    Location = Central Kentucky
    Pool Size = 18x36 - 8ft deep end
    Pool Type= Inground Vinyl
    Filter = Hayward PRO Series Sand Filter
    Pump = Hayward Super Pump 1.5 HP
    Test Kit = TF-100

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    Re: Pool Cover Tool

    Unless Merlin uses non-standard deck anchors, then make your own. That's what I did. Mine had been bent in half, after I figured out what it was.

    I went to Lowes, and picked up galvanized steel electrical conduit. Took Dremel tool (or hacksaw, if you don't have a Dremel), and cut good-sized notches to accomodate for the spring. Got some adhesive foam, and applied to the upper end so I wouldn't cut up my hand.

    This is where it's nice....those OEM tools are maybe 24" long. Lots of bending over when hooking up your cover. I made mine 5 feet long. That was nice, but the electrical conduit isn't made for all sorts of flexing. When it's time to close, I will probably remake the tool out of iron natural gas pipe.
    Kansas City, MO
    13500 gallon Foxx vinyl sport pool--inground (1988)
    Cristal-Flo sand filter
    Ray-Pak 406A digital
    1.5 HP single speed
    400 gallon Heldor inground spa, octagon

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