Although Nettle Nets Boat Pools are manufactured from expensive, tough and light hi-tech composite fabrics, tears or punctures may occasionally occur - almost always from overlooked sharp objects such as barnacles, shells or exposed screws or bolts.
Carry a needle and thread (preferably nylon or polyester) on your boat and simply stitch a torn net together. If you are not comfortable with tackling the job, give us an email or call. We can advise you or you could send the pool to us to do the job for a reasonable fee.
Float ring repairs
First, try to avoid situations where the pool could become damaged. Try to police the parts of your boat where the pool may come in contact (particularly around the stern) and remove or cover sharp objects. Dock users should read the Launching and Retrieving from a Dock or Pier
section of this website for additional information.
Repairs for the 12 Foot and 8 Foot pool fkioat rings are as follows.
Buy now a small bottle of contact cement with a brush (a form of rubber cement). This is a brand name, manufactured by the DAP Company. You can find bottles at your local hardware store. No other glue or adhesive will work and will actually make it difficult to subsequently do a proper repair.
To repair the 20 Foot pool float ring, please use the repair kit included with your pool and follow the instructions provided.
Repair of small pinhole leaks or seepage leaks
First, find the leak by submerging the float ring under the water to locate air bubbles. Second, mark the exact location of the air bubbles with a number 2 lead pencil. Third, after the float ring is completely dry, brush 3 coats of contact cement over a 1/2 inch area centered on the bubble location. Let the contact cement dry one hour or more between each coat. The last coat must dry overnight before inflating the pool to be a permanent repair. More than 3 coats are better.
Repair of leaks larger than 1mm:
Make a patch 1 inch larger than the hole by simply putting 3 coats of contact cement on both sides of any small piece of fabric (with at least 35% polyester content) and around the damaged area, letting each coat dry until tacky. Then roll the patch over the damaged area. Women’s panty or bra material, 100% nylon or polyester, works best, as it is very stretchy. This provides a nice flexible patch and will be a permanent repair. No other type of patching (except with original material) is likely to work because the material will not stretch enough. If you are not comfortable with tackling the job, give us an email or call. We can advise you or you could send the pool to us to do the job for a reasonable fee.
If you do not feel comfortable with tackling a repair job, give us an email or call. We can advise you or you could send the pool to us to do the job for a reasonable fee.