How do I install a Swim Tether?

Installing the Swim Tether base plate may seem a little intimidating at first but it's actually quite simple.

The entire process is easily doable in less than 15 minutes. If you'd rather follow along to a video, skip ahead to the video below or click here: Swim Tether Installation

Step-by-step instructions

    Step 1: Gather

    What you'll need:

    • Installation plate (Pick one up here if you don't have one)
    • Hammer drill
    • 1" masonry bit
    • Hydraulic cement or similar adhesive
    • Tape measure
    • Marking tape
    • Writing implement
    • Rag for cleanup

    Step 2: Measure and Mark

    Determine the best location for your install and mark. Ideally, the hole should be set back 6-8" from the edge of your pool.
    Mark the drill bit with a piece of tape to indicate a drilling depth of 3".

     

    Step 3: Drill and Clean

    Start slowly with the drill perpendicular to the drilling surface and continue until the hole depth reaches your 3" mark. Clean out the hole of any dust and debris.

     

    Step 4: Check Fit

    Once the hole is clean, insert the plate to check for fit and any adjustments the hole may need prior to installing.

    Step 5: Install

    Apply a modest amount of hydraulic cement or outdoor project adhesive to both the hole and stem of the base plate.

    Press firmly and evenly into the hole while wiping away any excess adhesive. Make sure the Swim Tether logo is aligned the way you want.

    Wait 24 hours for the adhesive to cure before using your newly installed Swim Tether. Enjoy.