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    Liner Scratch

    Not sure if this is in the right forum...

    My pool is about a year old so I'm fairly new to pool issues. My golden retriever (who uses the stairs to go in and out) accidentally fell in the pool and left a scratch on the liner wall. It looks like just a scratch, not a tear.

    Is there anything I need to worry about with this?

    Thanks!!
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    Re: Liner Scratch

    It possibly could have weakened the liner and could start to leak ... kind of depends how bad of a scratch we are talking about.

    The safe option would be to preemptively put a patch over it, then again that could be overkill.

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    Re: Liner Scratch

    Thanks. I can see the scratch but can barely feel it. That kind of tells me it's shallow and hopefully just cosmetic.

    I'll check it out again in the morning and decide if I should patch it for peace of mind. Hopefully I'm just overreacting
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    Re: Liner Scratch

    A patch could be overkill, but patch kits are relatively cheap, so why take a chance? Here's one for $10 on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Hydro-8815-4-Ounc ... +patch+kit
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