DIY Katchakid

- if you do not have a Katchakid Distributor or Installer in your area, or you want to save some money by installing this Safety Net yourself, there is a simplified Do-It-Yourself version

Notes:

DIY Katchakid is sold only for regular shaped pools up to 40ft long (13m)

  • Installing a DIY net requires some knowledge of using a power drill and standard hand-tools
  • Installation is a physical job, and requires some strength, but is within the capabilities of most DIY enthusiasts
  • A Pool Safety Net uses horizontal tension across the pool so the decking or coping (where the anchors are placed) must be sturdy, solid and in good repair
  • Fitting a Katchakid can be time-consuming and relatively detailed, as pool safety nets are shaped to the pool during the installation process, but excellent step-by-step instructions are included with each DIY Katchakid, including a colour Installation Booklet and a DVD

The Concept of installing a DIY Katchakid

  • Imaging your pool in a rectangular box; cover that box with a rectangular mesh (net)
  • Keep all mesh running-lines as straight and square as possible
  • The net is then custom-shaped to fit the individual pool

The Process of installing a DIY Katchakid

  • Installation should take between 4 and 6 hours so only begin installation when you have sufficient time to complete the job
  • Ensure you have a dry day to install the DIY Katchakid as you will be working with electricity

 Installing a DIY Katchakid can be broken down into the following phases: -

  • Planning
  • Anchor placement and installation
  • Positioning and securing the Katchakid
  • Trimming the edges of the net
  • Binding the edges of the net
  • Closing the fasteners and 'finishing' the net
  • Setting the Central Tensioning System
  • Assembling the EZ-Roller
  • Attaching ASTM Safety Labels

 Tools and equipment required: -

  • Scissors
  • Hammer
  • Heavy duty hammer drill* (or even better; a diamond core-drill)
  • Soldering Iron and extension cable with Ground Fault Interrupter
  • Tape measure
  • Clear PVC glue for assembly of the EZ-Roller
  • Hose-pipe if you are using a core-drill

*Katchakid recommends a heavy-duty hammer drill but for the best possible results use a core-drill with a diamond-tipped drill-bit. These tools can be rented on a daily rate from many hardware stores or a Tool Hire company

When using a core-drill it is useful to make a wooden template to prevent the drill from sliding/slipping on the surface of the coping. Make a template by drilling a 19mm (3/4") hole in a piece of timber and hold the template still by standing on it during the drilling operation

DIY Katchakid Net - components

I x Katchakid Pool Net with pre-installed Central Tensioning System

  • Sufficient anchors and fasteners for the size of net supplied
  • EZ-Roller components
  • Pulley rope and binding braid
  • 2 x clasps for connecting Ratchet system and EZ-Roller
  • 1 x Start Disc
  • 1 x Instruction booklet and 1 x DVD or Video (both in English) 

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