If you are looking to install the EZ Drain Above Ground Swimming Pool Cover on your pool you will first need to gather some basic tools and make sure you have everything that was supposed to be in the pool cover box.. You will need a pair of small pliers, the EZ Drain cover, the EZ Drain hose that connects the center drain to the wall fitting and also the winch and the cover cable. You should also have two hose clamps to tighten the hose to the cone adapter fittings. These should also have been included with the purchase of your above ground EZ Drain Cover.
The first thing you will want to do is to remove the return jet from the wall fitting inside your swimming pool. After you have removed the jet from the wall fitting you will want to install the cone adapter that came with the cover. Once you have screwed the cone fitting adapter into the wall fitting you will want to take the EZ Drain cover out of the box.
Now that you have the cover out of the box you will want top open it up on the lawn or some other large space and turn the cover so that it is upside down and look for the fitting that will be in the center of the drain. Once you find this fitting you will want to screw the other cone adapter into this fitting. Once you have done so you will want to connect the hose to the cone adapter and then tighten the hose to the cone adapter with the included hose clamps.
You now will want to put the cover on top of the swimming pool with the hose facing into the water. You might need some help putting your cover on if your pool is large, you can always ask a neighbor, family member or friend for help. Once you have the cover in place you will want to take the hose that is connected to the center of the drain and connect it to the cone adapter that is sticking out of out pool wall fitting. If you have excess hose hanging into the water after doing so you will want to remove the hose and cut it down to size so that it does not sag.
For best results you always want to make sure your pool water is at least in the normal operating range. Remember the water is being drained off by gravity so the cover and the center drain need to be higher then the wall fitting and that’s also why you should not have slack in the hose connecting the center drain to the wall fitting.
Once you have your hose connected you will want to insert the steel cable through all the eyelets in the pool cover and then tighten the cover down with the cable winch. You also will want to keep a tiny bit of water on top of the cover at all times to prevent the wind from blowing it off during the winter.