Oh, we also nearly forgot to tell you that it’s a good idea to install this, or any, top on a warm, but not hot, day. Why? First, hot days are better spent at the side of the pool, and second, when it’s cold outside the soft top won’t want to stretch and conform to its new surroundings, making installation difficult. Our install day was warm, and we also laid the top out in the sun (bottom up) so it would be nice and pliable and any bends and creases from the box would be erased. This position also helps with assembling the top, which we’ll get to in a minute.