Is this pool cover salvagaeble or is it beyond repair?

n00bling

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The previous owners left a pool cover for me, but because of the combination of COVID lockdowns and renovations that were going on, the cover was left on for approximately 3 weeks after settlement and so it got damaged by the sun. I have some photos of the pool cover and you can see that the air bubbles have popped. The dark spots are where the air bubble has popped and dirt has accumulated inside.

Is this cover beyond repair or are there cost-effective ways to repair it somehow? Or is it still effective despite the number of damaged air bubbles (I'd guesstimate it to be maybe 10-15% are damaged). Alternatively, if I was to think about a replacement how much would one of these cost? The pool is approximately 16m x 6m.

I am based in Sydney Australia if anyone has prices for Sydney.
 

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ajw22

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The cover is not repairable but is usable until it begins annoying you.

Those solar covers with bubbles only last a few seasons. They have a limited life and should be viewed as a consumable.
 

woodyp

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If it starts tearing when you start to remove it and such....it's overdue. Doesn't take long for sun to kill them.
 
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