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    Hole CHEWED in liner!

    Winter here in New England and my pool has a thick sheet of ice up to just below the top step on my in ground pool. I went to check on things a couple of days ago and there is a hole on the top step. Looks like a squirrel or something chewed right through the vinyl liner!

    Of course it started raining heavily, the water rose above the step and then the temperature dropped 25 degrees and it froze (just a typical winter day in Rhode Island).

    I'm not sure what to do, I've only been living in the house for a year so this is my first winter with a pool. I assume I should at least patch it when I can, but then can I install a permanent patch? I really hope I don't have to replace the liner.

    HELP!
    - 41869 Gallon In Ground, Vinyl-lined
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    Re: Hole CHEWED in liner!

    You can always try a patch first. The next couple days we be close to 50 up here so get the water below that hole and try to keep it from going behind the liner. Get a patch on that hole.
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    Re: Hole CHEWED in liner!

    Thanks, should I go to local pool store for a patch (Signature or Leslie's)?
    - 41869 Gallon In Ground, Vinyl-lined
    - SWG - Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generator, Hayward T-Cell 15
    - Sand Filter- Model unknown
    - Hayward C48K2N143B1 Pump
    - Dolphin M400

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    Re: Hole CHEWED in liner!

    Probably your best bet for getting a patch today, Amazon can probably get you one tomorrow
    Chuck-
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    Re: Hole CHEWED in liner!

    Iím curious, which style winter cover?



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    Re: Hole CHEWED in liner!

    Great question, and the answer is none. I had to buy a new cover, it ended up being a custom size/shape and arrived much later than quoted. By the time it arrived the weather had turned and I never installed it.
    - 41869 Gallon In Ground, Vinyl-lined
    - SWG - Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generator, Hayward T-Cell 15
    - Sand Filter- Model unknown
    - Hayward C48K2N143B1 Pump
    - Dolphin M400

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