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Thread: What is the name of the tool used to attach the pool cover?

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    What is the name of the tool used to attach the pool cover?

    There is a tool that the pool guy uses when he removes or attaches the pool cover. My pool has little metal fasteners that you screw in or out of the concrete around the pool with something like a hex wrench on a long handle. What is this called and where can I order one online?
    36 x 18 oval pool, inground, plaster pool.
    27000 gallons
    1 hp pump. Sand filter
    Pool built in 1971.

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    Re: What is the name of the tool used to attach the pool cov

    You can just go buy a regular hex wrench. The one that came with my cover got all rusty and ended up shearing.

    To reduce losing your grip on the standard L-shaped wrench, get one that is set up like a pocket knife....you flip the correct wrench out, and you can get a good grip on it. Under 10 bucks at HD or Lowes.

    The longer ones you noticed are pretty expensive, and can be had at industrial tool supplies.
    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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    Re: What is the name of the tool used to attach the pool cov

    I've heard them called a bunch of different things:

    safety cover tool
    safety cover installation rod
    loop lock installation tool
    spring installation and removal tool

    Any of those will come up in searches. Here's a couple of different links (not endorsing any in particular, just what came up on the search):

    http://www.amazon.com/Loop-Spring-Insta ... m_sbs_lg_1
    http://www.njpoolstore.com/safety-cover ... tion-tool/
    http://www.amazon.com/Swimming-Pool-Saf ... B003ZTCRI6
    24,000 gallon in-ground plaster, Pentair FNSP60 60 sq. ft. DE filter @ 9,000 GPH, 2HP WhisperFlo pump, CircuPool RJ45 SWG, 399k BTU Raypak heater, built 2008. Taylor K2006C kit.

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    Re: What is the name of the tool used to attach the pool cov

    Ah....you had me going in the wrong direction. Thought you were talking about the tool used to raise/lower the anchors.

    You're on the right track with your search. My local pool store keeps some used ones on hand.....check with them to see what they can do.
    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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