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    Safety Cover anchors

    We recently had our safety cover installed. This a pic of one of the anchors, over half are similar to this. I am thinking of calling back the installers, is there anything that can be done here? Will this chipping affect the cement?
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    30k gallon in-ground vinyl, sand filter

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    Re: Safety Cover anchors

    That chipping is due to using the hammer drill and trying to drill to fast. When I drilled my anchors, I had my drill reversed direction for the first few millimeters as well as using water (not dry drilling) Unfortunately, I still had some areas that cracked like yours.
    Your installer can fill the voids but it will chip out eventually. They could also come back and grind/sand down the area a bit then re stain (if stained).
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    Re: Safety Cover anchors

    ok thanks.. i've seen other installs with collars around the anchors. maybe i can get them to put those in.. With all that money i spent getting this installed, i expected a better job.
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    Re: Safety Cover anchors

    For what it's worth, I installed ours myself. I'm no professional but I drilled the holes myself with a hammer drill in 20 year old concrete and MAYBE one of the holes chipped like that. I wouldn't call your installation a "professional" job.
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