Creator of the first safety pool cover more than 50 years ago, Meyco is a company known for its quality products that create a safe environment around your pool by preventing accidents when the cover is in place. With a combination of rust and corrosion-resistant hardware and a safety cover capable of bearing up to 4,000 lbs. of weight, the Meyco Safety Cover provides years of safety for neighborhood children while simultaneously keeping your pool free of large debris and leaves.
Brass Anchor Covers rarely need to be replaced, unless the hex key slot at the top of the anchor strips. On Meyco’s pop-up style anchors, this can happen when the key is turned incorrectly, shearing off the ridge inside the anchor body. Also, the spring inside the anchor can go missing — although still functional, it will no longer pop up and be harder to use. Pool Cover Springs connect the safety pool cover to the brass anchor. They’re made of 316 Marine-Grade Stainless Steel, making them extremely durable and rust-proof. However, they can bend, especially if the cover has a heavy snow load and there’s more than 18 in. between the water surface and the safety cover. They may also cease working if the cover straps are tightened too much, completely compressing the spring, although this can sometimes be rectified by realigning the inner and outer parts or correcting slight bends in the spring with pliers.
Both standard springs (8 in.) and short springs (4 in.) are available. Short springs are for use where there’s little space between the pool and a wall or other obstacle. Installation Rods let you stretch the cover springs over the brass anchor from a standing position. The Meyco installation rod is made of solid steel with a comfort grip handle, making them a far more durable and long-lasting tool than the plastic rods made by other manufacturers. Stainless Steel Buckles are designed not to break; however, sometimes they go missing and need to be replaced. The buckles attach to the pool cover much like a backpack buckle to tighten it down once the spring has been attached to the anchor. Cover Strap Tips are the aluminum tips added to the end of the safety cover straps to prevent fraying and make them longer-lasting. If strap tip comes off, you can easily put it back on — simply crimp it with a pair of pliers. Tamping Tools are used to firmly tamp brass anchors into place in the holes you drill in your concrete deck. Tools measure approximately 4 in. long. Aluminum Lawn Stakes can be used to secure a safety cover in lawns, planters and between loose-set bricks and pavers. Anchor In Pipe Assemblies are a more durable option than a lawn stake for pools with several anchoring points that need to be secured in soil, lawns, between paving stones or loose bricks. The 15 in. aluminum pipes have a recessed tip for a bronze anchor, are built to remain in the ground and can better withstand the weight of heavy snow loads than a lawn stake. Wood Deck Anchors are made specifically for anchoring your safety cover onto a wooden deck. Its horizontal flange and 3-screw installation spread the tension across the wood’s surface, ensuring the anchors stay put even as the deck ages. For best results, countersink the flange into the deck with a Forstner bit on a drill until it’s flush with the deck surface. Anchor Hex Keys, also known as Allen keys, raise and lower the anchor into the pool deck. The 1/4 in. key is oversized for more convenient use and can be used either horizontally with threaded brass anchors or vertically with pop-up anchors. The hex key can be conveniently stored within the handle of your Meyco installation rod. Extension Straps are 6 ft. long straps that connect to the 18 in. cover strap to extend its reach over planters or other obstacles so you can install an anchor further away from the pool. Y-Straps give you the ability to skirt around an obstacle, like a diving board, decorative rock or slide leg. These straps are adjustable and help keep the cover taut on all sides. Stowaway Bags are great for reducing wear and tear on the safety cover when it’s not in use. Bags have a drawstring close. Deck Flanges cover the small chips that can occur when drilling into a concrete deck surface to install the brass anchors. Deck flanges — also known as escutcheon plates — are only compatible with Meyco cover anchors and will not work with pop-up anchors.