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Thread: Rats ate my pool cover - repairable? Pics attached.

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    Jun 2013
    Boston, MA

    Rats ate my pool cover - repairable? Pics attached.

    Hi folks:

    It's a good thing I listened to the advice from you guys: do a test run of the closing process! I laid out my pool cover on the lawn and found a rats nest and holes in the cover. The perp was still at the crime scene and ran into a badminton racket and was dead at the scene.

    So please tell me the holes are repairable. If yes, what product should I use? I don't know the brand of the cover, but it uses spring loaded clips that hook onto anchors embedding into the pool's deck.

    Just curious, what do pool cover's cost?

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    Inground pool; about 20,000 gallons (18' x 36'); pool liner (vinyl?) a few years old; Hayward pump SPX2607X10

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    Re: Rats ate my pool cover - repairable? Pics attached.

    They do have patch kits, but the patches are not going to be as strong as a proper sewn patch. Since it's a safety issue, I would go with a proper sewn patch over an adhesive type patch. The smaller holes are probably ok for an adhesive patch. The bigger one is borderline.
    Patch Kit - 3M Mesh Green
    Self adhesive, no tools required, patch size 4" x 8", 3 per pack
    You can usually find a local shop that will do the repairs.

    Google: pool safety cover repair "your city, state"
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