Installing the Ameri-Bubble Pool Cover
When installed properly, the Ameri-Bubble will give you many years of service. Before covering your pool, make sure the water is propely treated with chemicals. Your local pool dealer can advise you regarding this. The water level should be to within 4 to 6 inches of the top of pool.
To avoid possible damage to your Ameri-Bubble, make sure any sharp edges on the top and sides of your pool are well padded. You can use old towels, carpet remnants, foam remnants, old blankets, or cardboard. Remember, holes or punctures caused by abrasion are not covered in your cover warranty.
Unfold cover and place over pool. Make sure to place the cover so the fill port is in a convenient location. Allow the cover to rest on water.
Secure all the buckled straps to the hooks on the uprights of your pool. After all the straps are in place, tighten the buckles so the straps are snug.
Note: For Advantage or Splash Pools, or other soft sided pools using tubular piping for support. Place eye of hook even with hem on cover. Place center punch through screw hole in hook and mark tube. Carefully drill 1/8" hole in tube and attach hook to tube. After attaching hook to all supports thread cable through grommets on cover and through eye of hook. Install winch and tighten cable. Some Splash pool covers have belts and belt loops instead of hooks.
Now you are ready to inflate your Ameri-Bubble Cover. A shop vac is the best way to inflate the cover, although any vacuum cleaner with blowing capabilities or an air compressor will work. Attach the hose to the fill port, or simply place a hose through the top of the skimmer and into the pool. Turn on vac and inflate the cover until it is fully domed over the pool and is firm to the touch.
Maintaining your Ameri-Bubble Cover is easy! The Ameri-Bubble Cover is designed to be inflated at all times when installed on pool. As with any inflated item it is possible to lose air due to temperature expansion and contraction, or punctures. To enjoy the many benefits of the domed cover, such as no puddling of water, or gathering of debris, on top of cover, it will be necessary to inspect and maintain air pressure in the cover, and adding air from time to time if necessary. It is also important that you check to be sure all straps remain tight aroung the pool.