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Old 07.06.2015, 09:22
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Good idea - I have some plastic electrical cable pipes, snorkel, also have a wetsuit (if I still fit in) - although water should be warm enough, tomorrow - plus there may be some lightweight dumbbells around, to weigh me down.

...... and if the cat thinks, he's going to make a habit of this, I'll have his bollocks off ..... oops, already too late.
Do you have evidence that your cat was responsible? If so, then it's clearly up to him to sort it out - it's not you who should be messing about with dumbbells and snorkels. Just give him the gear, explain exactly what outcome you expect, and then leave him to get on with it. It's actually very empowering for the cat, and he will learn valuable new skills. You will be surprised how much a motivated cat can achieve. Our family tabby can even do minor welding repairs. It annoys me that people mollycoddle their pets so much these days.
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Old 07.06.2015, 10:11
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Do you have evidence that your cat was responsible? If so, then it's clearly up to him to sort it out - it's not you who should be messing about with dumbbells and snorkels. Just give him the gear, explain exactly what outcome you expect, and then leave him to get on with it. It's actually very empowering for the cat, and he will learn valuable new skills. You will be surprised how much a motivated cat can achieve. Our family tabby can even do minor welding repairs. It annoys me that people mollycoddle their pets so much these days.
Agree. I would first leave a note on his litter box and if that didn't work, throw eggs at his cat tree and then steal all his cat toys. He'll get the message and in no time flat come slinking back apologizing with a bottle of wine.
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Old 07.06.2015, 10:21
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Agree. I would first leave a note on his litter box and if that didn't work, throw eggs at his cat tree and then steal all his cat toys. He'll get the message and in no time flat come slinking back apologizing with a bottle of wine.
And make sure the note is written in crayon so it's difficult to remove.
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Old 07.06.2015, 12:09
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Re: Help! - swimming pool leak

Just to add my two penn'orths to the mix, first, regardless of joking or not, a snorkel-sized pipe to the surface wouldn't work anyway. Apart from the CO2 issue already mentioned, the pressure on the chest only a metre down would make it practically impossible to suck air in through the pipe anyway. BTDTGTTS.

Secondly regarding the patching kit; they do claim to be able to work underwater, but in my experience this is very difficult to achieve properly. On a flat surface you may have better luck, but I tried, tried and tried again to patch a split on the inside corner of the steps, and each time found it impossible to properly position the patch without smearing the glue all over the place. Eventually I had to drain the water below that level, but it was difficult then too, because without the water pressure to hold it firm the liner adopted a different shape in the corner. Managed it eventually, but it's not aesthetically as good as I'd have liked.

So take your time, drain the pool if it's in a corner, and good luck.
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Old 07.06.2015, 15:48
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And make sure the note is written in crayon so it's difficult to remove.
That's tricksy. Sounds like you've done this before.
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Old 07.06.2015, 17:24
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Re: Help! - swimming pool leak

Friday, evening .....

So the new Bauhaus let me down - no products, just empty shelves. Picked up a couple of variants from Jumbo, in the end. Both clear film for using underwater - one already with glue, just pull off the backing paper, the other with a tube of glue.

The hardest thing was locating the hole and staying a metre down, long enough, to do the repair.

The pre-glued patches were the easiest for underwater - but a whole pack of 5 sheets (6,95) were used or wasted. I used a wax crayon to mark a cross, but it turned out to be slightly high and to the right - so I had to over patch three times.

Also had to get my daughter in the water to hold me down on the bottom, so I could use both hands to smooth over the patch. Strangely, she seemed reluctant to release pressure on my back, when I needed to come up for air, but eventually did.

.... still a minimal dribble visible on the outside, but that's now fixed using th other kit of film cut-to-size with the separate glue.

Probably not the best or long lasting repair, but should be fine until the pool's emptied, when a better one can be effected

Anyway, it's been well used over the weekend, without any problems ..... heat - what heat?
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Old 07.06.2015, 19:05
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Also had to get my daughter in the water to hold me down on the bottom, so I could use both hands to smooth over the patch. Strangely, she seemed reluctant to release pressure on my back, when I needed to come up for air, but eventually did.
Has she been asking about details of your life-assurance policy?
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Has she been asking about details of your life-assurance policy?
Perhaps she read his posts on EF
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