When you’re installing safety covers one of the problems you might encounter is the need to remove an anchor. If you run into this situation, there is a simple and inexpensive way to extract an anchor from the pool deck. The tools you need are all pretty common and can be found at Lowes or Home Depot. Please let us know if you find this method helpful.
Place the 2 in. x 2 in. piece of flat metal over the pipe so that the rod runs through the hole. Screw the nut on to the threaded rod until it touches the pipe. Use your wrench to tighten the nut. As you tighten the nut, the anchor will start to loosen and eventually pop loose.