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    1. 5 years ago
      Great Winter Cover Products
      Great stuff! Only had to replace one broken anchor and 5 springs because of the 4th largest winter northern IN had on record.
    2. 5 years ago
      Replacement anchors
      My old anchors were worn from the severe winters we have in the northeast. These are the same as the originals and fit neatly in the replacement holes.
    3. 5 years ago
      STRONG
      WISH I HAD THESE BEFORE WE LIVE IN BRAZIL AND THE ONES WE GOT WITH THE COVER WE HAVE KEPT BREAKING THESE ARE GREAT
    1. 2 weeks ago
      Safety cover anchor installation and removal tools
      All very simple stuff - which works perfectly (simple is best !). Materials seem good quality and machining very clean. Had a small issue and received a prompt, courteous resolution. 100% satisfied !
    2. 11 months ago
      Good quality items
      The tools were super easy to use once I figured out how to use them. They did not come with instructions. However use of the tools was intuitive.
    3. 3 years ago
      looks like what i need
      A little shorter then my old one but it should be ok
    1. 8 years ago
      Does the job - but with a catch
      I bought one of these and used it for 2 seasons. I found the water to be very clean once it was removed - but then there was the chore of cleaning and storing yet another cover. It floats but a certain amount of water does puddle in places and algae grows there, so although the pool water is clear, the cover is pretty nasty on top. I have an approximate 20'x40' lazy L, so this thing is BIG. It has bubbles on it like a solar cover, which makes it float. These bubbles mean you can't walk on it ... read more to clean, so you're forced to fold it and clean one side at a time, but then the clean side is laying where the dirty side was just previously. I have an electric pressure washer and even being very careful it would pop some bubbles, so I stopped. An RV brush was the best but still it was very awkward trying to fold and clean it. Once somewhat clean (I never was very successful), and let to dry, roll it up and put it, for us, in the basement - a 5' tall roll about 2 1/2 ft. in diameter. I gave it 3 stars because, on one hand it does keep the water clean, but on the other it did not save me time or effort. I stopped using it because I found it easier to deal with pool water cleanup than to clean and store the cover. My eventual solution was to buy a quality suction side cleaner. That simplified vacuuming and my pool cleanup is very easy. I don't even use water bags any more, even though they helped keep debris from going under the cover. That saved the time of cleaning and storing them, too. The year after buying the suction cleaner I also changed from sand to cartridge filters and cleanup is even easier (no backflushing during the cleanup time).
    2. 1 year ago
      Black cover protects pool.
      The black Safety Cover Mate helps protect the pool from an algy bloom over the winter months when the pool sleeps. We use the Safety Cover Mate under a mesh cover.
    3. 3 years ago
      I really won't have an opinion until I open next
      I installed the cover and cut it to fit,it actually made putting the safety cover on easier. I really won't have an opinion until I open again to see if it was worth the expense
    1. 1 decade ago
      Crystal clear pool on spring opening
      We've been using this product for 3 years (after a horrible experience opening our pool) and we wouldn't close or open our pool without it now. Great product.
    2. 2 years ago
      I'm sold!
      Short version: this stuff works! Longer version: For the past several years I've been opening my 20,000 gallon (w/ mesh safety cover) pool to find it so green and nasty looking (due to the mesh safety cover), that at times I thought draining it might be a better option. That said, I figured I would give this [Pool Magic Plus Phosfree Pool Cleaner] a try, especially since it was still relatively warm when I closed the pool. I did the normal closing procedure, but this time added Pool Magic ... read more too. Then in March, I added a second bottle (as the product recommends). Well, I just pulled the pool cover off and... WOW! This stuff REALLY works! I was expecting to see the usual algae green water that's so dark and 'thick' you can't see the bottom of the pool (or the steps for that matter). However, this year, not only is the water not green but, for the first time EVER, I can actually see the bottom of the pool (even in the deep end)!
    3. 1 decade ago
      The name says it all! MAGIC!
      We use this product when closing and opening our pool. Before we started using this product we always had a water scum line when we opened the pool. The enzymes in this product break down organics, which prevent scum-line formation. No more scrubby mitt clean-up! This product makes spring clean easy and enjoyable! Highly recommend this product.
    1. 1 decade ago
      Does the job
      Not sure why the lid catches are not more secure... They need a bit more plastic in each catch to hold the lid properly. Often, the catching mechanism is so flimsy that it's difficult to know when the lid is actually locked in place.
    2. 1 decade ago
      Acceptable performance
      This past year was the first year using them. I did not purchase enough of them to go around the whole pool so I had both the blocks and bags. They were just as effective as bags as both had a tendency to be dragged towards the pool. However we did loose a couple of bags during winter due to leakage and that side wound up in the drink. The aqua blocks stayed full. Some of the lids did blow off and had to be put back on several times. Cleanup was super easy, just dump the water and stack. This ... read more year I am getting enough for the other half and possibly positioning them diagonally to keep more weight on the cover to keep it from slipping. I'm done with bags. However they do take up more space in storage.
    3. 8 years ago
      Best time saver yet
      After 2 off-seasons with water bags, I just got enough of the aqua blocks to cover about 3/4 of the perimeter, thinking I could use the remaining bags that had not already broken for the rest. I loved the 3 sides that got aqua blocks, and cursed the entire time on the side with the bags because it took twice as long as the other 3 sides combined, and got me all wet! I have already replaced 2 bags due to leakage in the last 2 months. Next year, it is all blocks, all the way. Any money spent on ... read more the blocks will be made up in time savings with your first install and spring takedown - definitely a must purchase for people like me who HATE pool maintenance!
    1. 5 years ago
      good pumping rate but weak housing
      I bought this pump this fall and already used for pumping water from the cover. The hose connector is inserted into the hole in the body which has rather thin wall thickness. After few insertions the body developed a crack. Pump was operational but I was afraid that it will not leave long and glued the hose connector into the hole with PVC glue. Will see how it will last.
    2. 5 years ago
      No clog filter is a great feature
      Money well spent it will get the job done! I would recommend this one.
    3. 9 months ago
      Great for the price
      It’s a good little pump. Only no auto on/off. Pumps great.
    1. 2 years ago
      Attention to Detail
      I received exactly what I ordered and the packaging was good.
    2. 2 years ago
      Just what I needed
      I needed to replace anchors in my concrete pool patio and found exactly what I was looking for. Same style and manufacturer as what I have installed elsewhere. Great find.
    3. 4 years ago
      Worked perfectly!
      We desperately needed these replacements and never thought we would find them. Shipped quick and replaced easily! So grateful!
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    In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Pool Safety Cover Parts & Tools

    In The Swim's Dr. Pool

    More on Safety Pool Cover Parts & Accessories

    Pool Safety covers are the best thing going - they always look great with minimal care and cleaning, and can last for over a decade! However, safety covers do require some maintenance and parts replacement from time to time. Here we have assembled safety pool cover parts, tools and accessory items, to keep your pool safety cover in tip-top shape. In The Swim replacement parts and tools will fit all brands of safety covers by Buffalo, Cantar, GLI, HPI, Loop-Loc, Meyco and more. 


    Brass Cover Anchors: Cover anchors should be replaced if they become inoperative. Old anchors can be removed with our Brass Anchor Removal Tool, which allows you to easily leverage old cover anchors from a concrete pool deck. Simply tap the new Brass Cover Anchor into the hole with any type of hammer, using the Anchor Tamping Tool. Thread in the pin to the anchor and connect your spring. 

    Installation and Removal Tools: The main tools needed are the Cover Hex Key, a tempered steel Allen wrench of the right size to fit any brass cover anchor. Extra long hex key can be used without kneeling down, or when used horizontally, makes a fast anchor spinner. The Safety Cover Installation Rod is the second main tool that every safety cover owner needs. Notched steel tube with heavy duty handle allows for levering the strap spring over the cover anchors. For removal, twist the Installation Rod between the spring and anchor and simply lean it forward, towards the pool.

    Extension Straps and Hardware: Extension Straps are used to extend the cover straps to anchors placed off the pool deck, or beyond a planter area. The Y-Strap for safety covers is used when a diving board, fountain or other large obstruction, allowing you to connect to two anchors on either side. In this section we also have replacement stainless steel safety cover Strap Buckles and cover Strap Tips. Stainless steel rings are used in place of the cover spring, in cases where a wall is tall wall is within 15" of the pool edge.

    Specialty Anchors and Stakes: Specialty safety cover anchors are aluminum Cover Stakes that can be used in planter or grassy areas, or in paver pool decks. In this section we also have cover Wall Anchors used for installing safety covers on inground pools with raised wall or raised deck areas.

    Springs and Spring Covers: We have two sizes of safety cover strap springs, and the vinyl covers that are used to prevent the small scratches that cover springs can make on a pool deck, as it expands and contracts. Use the 4" Short Springs only in locations where there is not enough room to use the longer 8" Cover Springs.

    Storage Bags and Patch Kits: Safety Cover Storage Bag replacements for storing your safety cover safely during summer, are made of mesh cover material, with durable tie rope to cinch the bag tightly. Safety Cover Patches are made to quickly patch both solid and mesh safety pool covers with a self-adhesive heavy duty patch, 3"x8" in size, in 5 colors, and 3 types.