How to perform a pool cover repair?

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Murphy’s law can foretell that if a hole is to evolve in your pool cover, it will occur in the regretful time of year – wintertime!

Just like other pool equipment needs repair, same is the case with your pool covers. No matter which covers type it is, you need to maintain it for prolonged use and your comfort.

Do you frequently use pool cover for your outdoor or indoor swimming pool?

If yes, then, you cannot deny the fact that pool covers are exposed to the sun and pool chemicals repeatedly. So, you may experience wear and tear of the pool cover over a passage of time.

Worried about the maintenance of the pool cover? Don’t be. Pool covers are cost-effective to provide repair at home with simple tools.

How Success Rate Of Repair Is Defined?

Pool cover’s repair is needed when it suffers tears, holes. Most damages can be repaired at home while some need professional help.

The success rate depends on certain factors like:

Pool Cover’s Age

  • From how long you have been using the same pool cover?
  • Were you given any kind of warranty when you purchased it from experts?
  • Is the pool cover still under the warranty period?

All the above questions count the frequency rate of pool cover repairs. A pool cover lasts for around 12 to 13 years if you maintain it regularly.

If your pool cover is deteriorating, a warranty doesn’t cover:

  • Negligence like ignoring cleanliness
  • Due to natural calamities such as flood, heavy rainfall, etc.

Do you find defects later in pool cover due to the faulty manufacturer? If so, then, immediately contact the dealer from where you purchased it and claim for warranty.

Types of Repair Material For Pool Covers

The materials used for repairing plays a crucial role in the longevity of the pool.

If you are patching up a tear with sticky tape, then make sure it is water resistant such as polyethene tapes. If the damage is 8 inches long, then you can manage with proper waterproof sticky tapes.

Once the repair is done, wait until it dries completely. In the case of net pool covers, use nylon straps to stitch the tears. If the tear is huge then you can use a suitable mesh whose materials match with your pool cover…
 
 
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