Pool Net Installation

Pool Safety Net

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Katchakid Inground Pool Safety Cover Net Installation Outline

A typical Katchakid inground pool safety cover net installation will take approximately 4-6 hours on an average swimming pool. Learn more about our installation process.


The Katchakid pool safety net is extremely adaptable; designed to be compatible with virtually all pools, ponds, spas, and water features. The concept of installing a pool net is to imagine a swimming pool in a rectangular box. The objective is to cover that box with the netting material while keeping all mesh running lines as straight and square as possible. After the required tension is achieved, the edges of the net are custom shaped to conform to the pool deck.

Installation Steps

  1. Planning
  2. Anchor Placement and Installation
  3. Positioning and Securing the Katchakid
  4. Trimming The Katchakid
  5. Binding the Edges of the Katchakid
  6. Closing The Fasteners & Finishing Up The Edges of The Katchakid
  7. Setting The CTS System
  8. Mounting The EZ-Roller and Tying On The Start Disk
  9. Attaching the ASTM Labels


The ideal position for an EZ-Off Roller is on the corner of a pool; the roller requires up to 3ft of open area for operation. The Central Tension System (CTS) is customarily located in the middle of the width of the pool, and works in conjunction with the largest area of open working space on the deck. The Start Button indicates the first anchor to secure during replacement of the Katchakid.

Anchor Placement and Installation

Anchors are typically spaced approximately 10-inches away from the water’s edge and usually no more than 30-inches apart. Using a high-end, diamond tipped, core drill with a ¾ inch drill bit, an approximate 1¾ inch deep hole is drilled. The anchors are inserted into this recess, with the keyhole of the anchor facing towards the water.

Pool net installation

Positioning and Securing the Katchakid

The slimline net is spread over the pool while ensuring the tensioning system remains central, facing the desired operating direction. The net is tensioned across the pool in all directions, keeping the mesh lines as straight as possible, and the distribution even. Unilateral tension is concluded by securing the net, by fasteners, into corresponding deck anchors.

Trimming the Katchakid

Satisfied that the net is as straight and tight as possible, the excess netting is trimmed, along the natural curve of the pool, with a soldering iron which cuts and seals the ends.

Pool net installation

Binding the Edges of the Katchakid

First Binding: This process increases the pool nets tension. A sturdy binding cord is used for binding the edges. Beginning at a corner and working from fastener to fastener, the first binding rope weaves through each mesh square until the whole pool net has been encircled.

Second Binding: This process closes off the net and sets the first bind. It gives the pool nets edging support and strength; reducing potential damage from wear and tear and preventing access from underneath. The second bind does not affect tension and is applied for additional strength. The 2nd binding requires over-knotting, with binding cord, every mesh square’s knot around the entire edge of the pool.

Pool net installation

Closing the Fasteners

Once the binding process is complete, the fasteners are closed.

Finishing Up the Edges of the Katchakid

The nettings edges are finished by soldering together and tidying up any loose braid from the 1st and 2nd bindings. This procedure prevents any knot slippage and gives the pool net a neat appearance.

Finishing Up the Edges of the Katchakid

The inground pool safety cover net is now at the required tension with the central tension system (CTS) closed. For the final steps, the CTS must be undone. The installation of the CTS system and ratchet requires three more anchors. The tension cords are guided over the designated pulleys in a straight line, about 60 – 90 degrees apart, and the CTS system set and secured.

Pool net installation

Positioning the Roller and Tying on the Start Disk

The roller is placed on the designated corner pre-determined in the planning stage. An anchor is drilled to hold it securely in place during operation. The start button is tied onto the net’s corresponding diagonal corner. When removing the net the start disk will be the last point onto the roller.

ASTM Code Labels

Three labels are required for the Katchakid pool net to meet the ASTM F1346–91 code section 8.1 – 8.7.1 for manual safety covers. These labels are attached to the pool net once the installation is complete.

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