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    screw in pool - help

    Hello, I was installing my stairs last weekend when one of my very helpful 2 year olds decided she could not see well enough and bumped into me to see what I was doing. Well I was screwing in the last small screw for the stairs. Needless to say the screw fell in the pool and I am not sure where it is. My question is can I throw in the automatic pool cleaner and not worry? Is there a chance that the cleaner would press down on the screw and tear the liner?

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    Re: screw in pool - help

    Is it a wood screw (sharp point) or is it a sheet-metal type screw with a blunt end? If it is a sharp one, I would be inclined to probably put a mask on and go get it.
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    Re: screw in pool - help

    Pointy metal objects and liner pools generally do not go well together. A magnet might help.
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    Re: screw in pool - help

    pointy end! That's what I was afraid of. Good thing the water has warmed up to 61 degrees, in I go tonight than.
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    Re: screw in pool - help

    You might try to see if you can locate it once it gets dark. With the pump off and the water still, turn your pool light on and look. You can usually see things on the pool floor pretty well in that situation. If you find it, try the magnet thing like OhmBoy suggested. That way, you don't have to get cold and wet.
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    Re: screw in pool - help

    If the screw is stainless, the magnet won't work
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    Re: screw in pool - help

    woohoo I got it out... But I had to go in the pool to get it and man was it cold. I found it under the stairs. Thanks for the help everyone.
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    Re: screw in pool - help

    I was going to suggest a preteen neighbor child or relative..my 9 year old was only too thrilled to go fishing for a nail I flicked into the pool...3 times in 60 degree water was plenty for me..
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