Mesh Cover & Deck Anchors

Mendy48

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Apr 27, 2018
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Midland, MI
Once I get the hooks (from the mesh cover) around the deck anchor in the ground, do I screw the deck anchors back down to the ground to secure the hook or do I just leave it alone? Do you know what I mean? I have an example picture here to show you the area I'm talking about.

P.S. This is not my pool... just an example.

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ajw22

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You leave the anchors out with the hooks on them.
 
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Mendy48

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Midland, MI
Thank you. I'll be putting on the mesh cover myself tomorrow (with my son)...first time...so I'm a bit nervous... LOL.
 

Griswald

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Hope Mills, NC
You unscrew the anchors about 1/4" or so. Hook the spring over the anchor and then screw the anchor back down until the anchor is "snug" over the spring. Do not crank the anchor down or it will just squeeze the spring right out from under the anchor.

It's surprisingly easy...
 
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ajw22

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Leave the anchors out to far and the springs can pop then out if the cover gets heavy. The removalbar needs about 1/2” up to be used properly.

I agree. Don't screw anchors back in with the springs on them. You want them up to hold the springs with heavy snow on the cover.
 
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Pool_Medic

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Another tip for removal in spring. Cut the business end off any bit, place bit in your drill and screw those anchors down to release the spring. Zero need for removal tool.
 
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Griswald

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I agree. Don't screw anchors back in with the springs on them. You want them up to hold the springs with heavy snow on the cover.
Do your anchors not have a "head" on them? That's what keeps the spring on the anchor on mine. There's no way the springs can come off unless the spring can move, mine can't.

Not screwing them down snug is a recipe for stubbed toes
 
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ajw22

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Do your anchors not have a "head" on them? That's what keeps the spring on the anchor on mine. There's no way the springs can come off unless the spring can move, mine can't.

Not screwing them down snug is a recipe for stubbed toes


You don't get the snow loads on your cover that we do up North. Glad it works for you but other peoples environments are different then yours. I prefer the springs being well supported.
 
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Pool_Medic

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All anchors have a head, use a compact wrench to screw them down Until the spring comes free. I’ve been doing it for years with never an issue, nor do I use the big bar. Once the spring is free, I just snug the anchor down level with the decks. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
 
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Mendy48

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So what should I do cause there's conflicting ideas here.

My anchors have heads (see pic below). Most of them are screwed up like this...about 1/2 inch.

Option #1: Should I screw the anchor back down
Option #2: Should I leave the anchors alone (the way it is here)
Option #3: Should I screw the anchor a bit higher.

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Mendy48

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Apr 27, 2018
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Midland, MI
Perfect. Mine are are like that. I'll leave them alone. I just went around the mesh cover to make sure that they are all identical.... lol

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