Depending upon the design of the sandpit, our sandpit covers may have strap and buckle fasteners, stainless steel snap hooks, elastic attachments, weighted rope perimeter, or a combination of these attachment systems.
Weighted Perimeter Covers can be used in a variety of situations. Historically, these covers have been fitted with galvanized chain in the hem which is knobbly, causes the cover to chafe and tends to break out. This type of cover has naively been used as a "one solution fits all" approach, but unfortunately is not the silver bullet that it has been made out to be.
Just Covers use a weighted rope perimeter in preference to chain which is much smoother, nicer to handle and less prone to chafing and break-out. However, a weighted perimeter needs to be used sparingly and with discretion, often in combination with other attachment systems.
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Elastics and Tonneau Cover Knobs can be used on the outside of a sandbox vertical wall or can be placed strategically among rocks, logs or other uneven perimeters. They cannot be used on a horizontal surface because they will cause a tripping hazard. Likewise, they cannot be used to secure to the inside of a sandpit wall because the elastic loop would just slip off the knob!
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Elastics and Stayput Anchors. The Stayput Anchor is a purpose designed sandpit cover fitting that has a wide application and can be used on horizontal surfaces without causing a trip or stubbing hazard. The only unfortunate downside is that these attachments may become clogged with sand. We recommend that Stayput Anchors are regularly brushed out or cleaned with a garden blower.
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Snap Hook Attachments are made from Marine Grade 316 stainless steel and can be used in a variety of situations. The sandpit cover can easily be secured to an existing post or to the inside of a wall.
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Strap & Buckle Attachments are adjustable rigid attachments that will keep the cover looking taught and smart. However, they have limited application.
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Combination Covers are custom designed sandpit covers that acknowledge the limitations and advantages of each attachment system. Where a single attachment system will not suffice, our sandpit covers are carefully and expertly designed using a combination of appropriate attachments in order to provide the optimum solution for your sandpit.
Combination Covers allow us to offer the perfect balance of practicality, security and safety.