adjusting straps on solid safety cover


LifeTime Supporter
Jul 17, 2011
Terre Haute indiana
just had a solid safety cover with auto pump installed on 16x32 ft in ground. After a rain i have 3 separate pools of water on top of cover that don't drain to the center of pool where the pump is. Any advise on adjusting the straps so water drains to the pump and how much sag should there be.


Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 7, 2017
Damascus, MD
I pull the straps tight. Very little water should pool. You may need to loosen some of the straps but start with tightening the ones where the water pools most.


Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
There should be no sag on a safety cover with some water on it. It should be taunt like a trampoline. It will sag once you have snow loads on it.