I put this question in my deck refurb thread, but I imagine it likely warrants a separate thread. I've been talking to my pool mechanical guy and we're trying to come up with something regarding the winter cover which we need to replace this year.
Pool set up: specs below, but 18x38 oval completely surrounded by wood deck which we are installing new boards this year. 2ft of decking on far end, 4ft on the long sides and 25ft on the main end.
What we had: Tarp type with black bottom and blue top. Grommets which a washer was placed on top of and a screwed down into the wood deck. I've never had a swamp upon opening, and we are very diligent about pumping water off during winter.
What I'd like: First, I don't want a bunch of new screw holes in my new deck, but don't mind an anchor system so long as it's not sticking up everywhere and causing a tripping hazard. Second, I have been presented with the idea of a safety cover with the wood deck anchors and straps. It's a great idea but sooooo expensive.
I wonder if the wood deck anchors could be placed where the grommets normally would be screwed down and will the grommets then be secured by the anchor screw, without straps? Does that make sense?
I contacted Paul at Pool and Spa Warehouse and he suggested the wood anchors and bungee cords between the grommet holes and attached to the anchors.
Our old tarp like cover was great for 7 years...and I don't mind that type again, but I just want a better attachment system.
Thanks a bunch for the ideas and photos would be ever so helpful.
There's a bunch of photos of our set up http://www.troublefreepool.com/deck-...rb-t20013.html