I knew the snow was deep covering the pool so today it hit 40 above today. 8)
Decided to investigate one side of the pool. Dug the dang snow out with a shovel only to find one of the meyco cover straps had broke a spring brass fitting. Never would have thought that could happen. So granted to say, I was ticked. Grabbed a few beers first to ponder whether I should shovel around the whole pool or not. Had another beer! By now I was down right pizzed off!
So grabbed the shovel and went to work. Started about 1pm and I just walked in the door. Granted to say, if you are looking for a workout, then this is your ticket! My back is killing me.
At least I was able to repair the brass fitting. I so happened to have a spare so I grabbed a torch and heated up the area around the fitting in the cement, took a punch, and yanked it out of the cement. Took a hammer and put in the new one, but now the delima. The cover is frozen to the top of the water in the pool and there is no way that strap will go back in place so I decided to grap some hefty wire, and then attached it to the fitting for the time being.
I decided that as it wams up and the snow starts to melt in the center of the pool, hopefully it will release enough of the meyco cover for me to continue to tighten up the wire until I can put it back into place.
Has anyone had this happen before? I was thinking about trying to call Meyco or email them to see if this could be a warranty thing? Worth a shot I thought.
If I remember, I will take a pic tomorrow and throw it up here for you all to see my handy work today.