Safety Cover with pavers
We have a new 20x40 free-form inground pool surrounded by pavers. I have had 4 companies come out for estimates. Here is the summary:
Meyco 9" pipes installed in joints
Lite Mesh $4030
Rugged Mesh $5000
Merlin 18" pipes installed in paver
Standard Mesh $3600
Smart Mesh $4380
LoopLoc 15" pipes installed in joints
So as you can see, they are all varying in price, material and method. Can anyone, from experience (owning or installing) recommend the best method for securing a cover? I'm in Massachusetts, there is no concrete under the pavers. We have pavers from same installer that are 3 years old and have not moved. There is polymeric sand that hardens between the pavers. We also have about 25' of the pool wall that has a lower deck to it, one foot lower than rest of deck. At this area, the cover will go over the coping and then the straps will go down at an angle to the lower pavers.
The Merlin guy who wants to drill through the paver says he's never had a paver crack. The Meyco guy said some of the corners may chip when he drills 9" but it won't look bad.
Ready for help!