I recently had my pool surround redone in concrete pavers and i removed all of the old anchors and anchor tubes from the surround. The anchor tubes i had were rusting so they must have been some sort of steel. It turns out i didn't realize how much the anchor tubes would cost to replace and now i need some help. I purchased a merline smartmesh cover that came with 29 merlin brand anchors. Merlin anchor tubes seem to be very pricey. I need help with the following questions:
Are Merlin and Loop-loc anchors the same exact size and configuration so that i can use a Loop-loc branded tube with a Merline branded anchor?
do i have any other options other than anchor tubes for my safety cover in a concrete paver surround?
Does anyone know of a cheaper brand or option for an anchor tube other than loop-loc or merlin? recommendations on where to find?
Thank you in advance for your help.