How to repair a safety cover


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Safety Covered Pool

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A large tear or torn seam can be sent back to Kafko for repair. The cover can be repaired and returned quickly, usually in less than 2 weeks. The cost is reasonable.

A small tear or rip can be repaired by the installer or consumer with our safety cover patch kit. The kit includes a 12” square piece of cover material (solid or mesh, green or blue) with a crack and peel adhesive already applied to the material. Installation instructions are as follows:

  • Area to be patched must be clean and dry on both the top and bottom. Use Isopropyl alcohol to clean the area to be patched
  • Trim any loose threads or irregular material
  • Lay cover on a clean flat hard surface
  • Trim the patch with rounded corners so that it is at least 1” larger than the hole on all sides
  • You will need a patch for both the top and bottom. Use the patch as a template and cut out another patch
  • Remove the backing strip from the adhesive side of the first patch
  • Place the patch over the hole and with firm pressure smooth wrinkles from one side to the other making sure that the patch makes full contact with the cover
  • Repeat steps 6 and 7 for the bottom of the cover
  • Ideal temperature for the patch adhesive is +70 F (21 C). If the temperature is below 70 F, you may need to use a hair dryer to heat the cover and adhesive side of the patch to obtain maximum adhesion. Application below 50 F (10 C) is not recommended.
  • There is no warranty, expressed or implied, that a safety cover repaired with an adhesive patch will meet ASTM standards.