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    My dog ate my pool



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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    How is the dog now?
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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    I have read on here somewhere someone using large tie down straps to replace the strap. The rope can be replaced with rope.
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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    Did the dog try to frame someone by putting that sword on the ground!?

    EDIT: is-my-liner-ruined-t41186.html this is the post that I read about the same thing happening. As you will see, Zea mentions another (even OLDER) post..I will try to find THAT one if I can...

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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    Use the ratcheting tie down straps and go around the pool. I used them to replace the pos rope on the bottom to keep the legs from splaying all over the place.

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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    Well, as you can see, the poles are on concrete blocks. If I screwed the poles down so they don't pop out, and took OUT the rope & the big blue thing, would that work? Does the liner need that blue thing, or is it (and the rope) only there to keep the legs from popping out?

    The dog is fine. She's a 5mo old yellow lab with too much energy. So I played fetch with her until she wouldn't get the ball any more. She's collapsed on the floor now panting...
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    I'm sure they are there for some form of structural integrity. I wouldn't want to chance not having at least one of them in place just for piece of mind

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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    Tie one end of the big blue band in a knot. Tie the other end of the big blue band in a knot. Tie a short rope to the first big blue band knot. Take up slack and tie the rope to the other big blue band knot. Repeat on bottom rope.
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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    Thread title is misleading. That's not a "dog ate my pool" photo. That's just a "dog mildly chewed my pool" photo.

    My dog ate our pool. I literally would have needed a 5 foot patch to patch the hole. Lucky for us it was only a $99 8 footer. It was during winter when the pool was still up, but drained.

    Yes, ours was also a less-than-year old yellow Lab as well. They can be buggers. Killed 2 apple trees (completely stripped every inch of bark off both from about 6 feet height to the ground,) chewed a hole in the breezeway paneling and literally halfway through one of the wall studs behind that paneling, a 5 foot hole in the Intex pool, countless tears from the girls at toddler age when all they would find of their stuffed animals was an eye, or half a nose, countless shoes, etc, etc.
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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    OMG! I feel your pain.... (or in my case) rage. I have a soon to be 1 year old German Rottweiler (rottenweiler as I like to call her) who ripped the siding off of our house just last week in a single game of tug of war. She won. I was so mad!
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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    Big Lots and Dollar General almost always have bags of 5 or more chew toys for $2-$5.

    Granted, they last about 30 minutes, but at that price you can afford to keep enough around to keep even 5 monsters entertained.
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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    I can't say a dog ate mine, but I keep getting squirrel attacks. just found one last Thursday floating in my pool. second one in 3 years. this time it chewed the line to my pool slide after I had just checked a couple days earlier.
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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    Quote Originally Posted by docchop1
    Tie one end of the big blue band in a knot. Tie the other end of the big blue band in a knot. Tie a short rope to the first big blue band knot. Take up slack and tie the rope to the other big blue band knot. Repeat on bottom rope.
    I like parts of this solution but I would tie big ole knots in the banding that is left and use a ratchet scrap to span the gap.
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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    Meet Sam, he eats cars!
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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    Quote Originally Posted by BadOleRoss
    Meet Sam, he eats cars!

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    OMG! SAM!
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    Sam is one handsome dude! And Casey--I too, had Rottenweillers. Tucker, my first one ate my walls down to the studs when he was a youngster. When he was just under a year old I got another and he picked up where Tuck left off. After $1500 worth of repairs and the "boys" maturing some everything looked brand new again.
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    Debbie, Boo is my second and I never had this rotten-ness with my first male rotty. She will be a year old on June 15th and she is so lucky I think she is cute!
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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    I fixed it. The blue plastic band I rotated around so the gap was at the back (out of sight). I then took docchop1's advice and tied the frayed ends in a knot, and used a strap to pull the ends tight. Along the bottom, I pulled out the rope & replaced with 3/16" plastic-coated steel cable. I don't think she'll get through that (I hope).
    No pool right now: hoping for a gunite pool in the near future
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    Re: My dog ate my pool

    I used to have labs. I quickly found out that they are part goat, part gopher. They will eat anything and dig holes to China. I've lost the wheels to my gas grill, 100 ft of extension cord, and a 50 ft garden hose to my dog.
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