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You’re considering getting your pool cover repaired or replaced but are unsure which option is best for you and what to expect from the process. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. This post will list the factors you need to consider when deciding if a pool cover repair or replacement is needed. So, whether you’re just getting started in your decision-making process or you’re almost ready to phone a dealer, read on for helpful tips and information.

Gaps and Leaks

You may have a pool cover that’s lasted for years, but over time it may start to develop small holes or tears. If this happens, you can repair the cover by replacing the vinyl liner or patching the holes/tears. But if you have significant tearing in a vinyl liner, it probably needs replacing.

Sewn-in Damage

A pool cover can often be repaired if it’s not too damaged. But some warning signs might mean it’s time for a full replacement. If the sewn-ins have weak spots, or if it’s starting to loosen, then it’s probably time for a new one.

Another indication that it might be time for a replacement is if you see bunched webbing. To inspect your pool cover, check for tears or rips in the fabric, and make sure the cover is supple and pliable. If it’s not, then it’s probably time for a new one.

Deteriorating Hardware

Pool cover hardware can deteriorate for several reasons. If your hardware is tarnished, it should be replaced. Esthetically, dull and corroded hardware detracts from the look of your backyard.

Replacing your pool cover hardware is a small investment that can make a big impact. Not only will it improve the look of your backyard, but it will also help keep your pool cover in good working condition. So if you’re on the fence about whether to repair or replace your pool cover hardware, make sure to consider these factors.

Fading and Brittle Material

When it comes to your pool cover, there are a few things you need to keep in mind: how old is it, how bad is the damage, and what kind of materials will be used for the repair.

If your cover is showing its age and has extensive damage, it might be time for a replacement. However, if the damage is minimal and you have a good repair person, a patch-up might be the better option. One thing to note: new pool covers are made from a malleable, supple fabric that feels soft to the touch. If your cover feels rigid and brittle, it’s time for a replacement.

As we come to a close, take a look at your cover and see how bad the damage is. If it’s only a few minor tears, then a repair can probably fix it. If the cover has large holes, then it’s probably time for a replacement. Another thing to consider is the age of your cover. If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s likely apt for a replacement whether or not there’s damage. Finally, think about your budget. A repair is going to be cheaper than a replacement, but if your cover is severely damaged, it might be worth investing in a new one.

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