So, I finally got my solar panels assembled with hard plumbing, no leaks.
Been running it the last several days just fine.
Started it up this morning, just fine.
It's this kind of solar heater.
Went out a couple hours later and some kind of critter managed to poke/chew holes in several of the channels on the bottom.
That is seriously very frustrating.
One of the reasons I had to hard plumb the pool was something was chewing holes in the flex pipes.
We've got all kinds of critters here I guess. Chukar, Quail, Hawks, Squirrels, Rats, Mice, Rattlesnakes, Coyotes, Jack Rabbits, CottonTails.
Hard to figure out who did it, but they look more like punctures/pecks than rodent chewing.
Has anyone else ever had this happen? Any suggestions for fixing besides the 'plug it with a machine screw' method?