How do you repair leaks in the stair strip seals of a vinyl-lined pool if it's a new liner?

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The vinyl liner should bond together with PVC glue from lowes or home depot. There is even a PVC liner that can be used with the glue to patch tears rips and holes.
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How do you repair an oil seal leak?

Depends on which seal and which model vehicle, but it involves replacing the bad seal. Rear main seals usually aren't that difficult - though again, depending on the model, it may involve dropping the transmission. Front seals or crankshaft seals involve pulling the harmonic balancer (if you have one), pulling the timing cover (if you have one) pulling the old seal from around the crankshaft and tapping the new one into place.

How do you find a leak in the vinyl liner of an above ground pool?

Here are more recommendations from other WIKI ers: . This may not be the answer your looking for, but we used goggles and just went around looking really carefully. It took a while but we did it! There were small air bubbles around the hole - actually we found four holes, but at least we got them! . We've had our pool for about 12 years (are in the process of possibly replacing it) and have had only one hole in liner in all those years. The way I found it (yes, the water appeared to be draining, first) was that the grass in an area around the pool was much greener than anywhere else. So, diving down around that area I found the slice in the liner, actually fairly quickly, and placed a wet patch on it, which held thereafter. . First check the perimeter of the pool for soaked areas or look at the sand cove and see if any craters have formed, as the water washes away the sand it will leave a ctater in the floor. For small leaks try this. Turn off your pump so the water is still. I put in a dozen OS so 3" squares of paper towels scattered through out the pool. As the water leaks out it will drag a couple pieces of paper towels to the leak. This method has worked for me in the past for small leaks. . We were told to use red food coloring. When you drop it in the water, it will be pulled towards the hole. It can take awhile. . Use a rubber hose to listen for the leak! Fill with water, plug both ends and put one end to your ear, and probe around the liner with the other end. Make sure it's a quiet evening and believe it or not, even a small leak makes a lot of noise. If you have some electronics background, a small microphone encased in epoxy and a good audio amp will make a excellent leak finder. . You sound like you are sure that you have a leak and the answers above cover that. I just wanted to offer a hint to anyone that isn't sure whether they have a leak or if the water is just evaporating. Fill a bucket full of water - level with the pool - and place it on the step - if it is evaporation - the level should drop about the same. . The most common way to locate a leak is to swim to the bottom of the pool with a bottle of food color. Squeeze a drop or two by seams or other suspicious locations. The leak will draw the water towards and out of the hole. It is helpful to wear a pair of gogles and to drain the pool leaving about three to four feet of water. . See the Related Link for "Use this in your pool to fix ANY leak" to the bottom for the answer. . I used ink (specially made for pools) to find my leak and it worked, after looking for days and even over looked the spot where the leak was found. It was until I read this how to and specifically the one about the creaters that are formed on the floor of the pool; that is exactly where the leak was. Also the water outside the pool was in line with the crater. . I used Automotive Goop to make repairs in the vinyl liner from the outside. If the hole is small you can wipe away the running water, clean the surface with paint thinner, and apply the Goop to the hole. The water may leak through at first, but apply pressure and smear it into the hole and the leak will hopefully stop. (I lick my finger to prevent the goop from sticking to my skin so I can work it) It worked for me on numerous holes (my crazy dog goes ballistic over water and won't stop jumping at the walls:)and it is a cheap fix. After the first application is dry, add more layers.

How do you repair a leaking inground vinyl pool light?

In my experience with vinyl pool lights it can only be 3 thnigs;around the light'not haveing a gaste;i would chack the light;the gsate;see if that would help;if that don't work i would put it a new light this guys pretty smart and has some good advice huh??...yea right! first of all if your light is leaking call a professional to repair it!! if you must insist on becoming a weekend warrior and trying to repair it yourself...go get yourself some 2 part water resistant epoxy...pull out the light from the niche and puddy the gap between the conduit and the light niche itself. This is where they leak from most of the time. If that's not the case then youll want to try the gasket itself that you can see without removing the light. Hope this helps!! I tried putty with the light box empty. Worked great, for about 10 days. Then I got mad. Fortunately I had a handy family. We cut out the concrete above the light, about 18" square-very tough job. Dug down to the light box with a post hole digger. Then created a new seal with plastic conduit, stainless steel washers and a brass nut (couldn't find a stainless steel nut). Then the entire area was covered with Shoo Goo (found at Walmart in shoe dept) plumbers swear by this stuff. Filled the hole with crushed stone, not dirt. Compacted it and repoured the concrete with 120lbs of concrete from Lowes, just mix with water. Its fixed correctly and will not leak! Sure it was alot of work but to do it right you need to get to the source nut just patch it. Would easily have cost about $1,000 to have someone do it. Cost me about $55, and 6 hours of labor.

How do you repair a new gunite or plaster pool that is leaking around a light?

Call the builder. Warranty. I will add, if contractor refuses to fix call the contractors license board for a license review and state your problem including dates of completion etc. This pool system should have been inspected by a city or county rep. The conduit or connectors must not have been properly attached. Most states require a solid red brass conduit from the light to a junction box located a few feet from the edge of the pool deck. This you must do right away with out delay! k

How do you find a leak in an inground vinyl pool liner?

well 1st..are you sure it's the liner?...if you are ..then here's one way...1st close the skimmer valves so the pump runs off the bottom drain only..and then just let the pool run..don't fill it and watch to see if and where the water stops going down....you can let the pool go down as far as about a foot in the swallow end...if it stops going down...then just start looking all round the pool at about a inch or two above and below the water level...or with the pool, full they sell if you don't want to get into the pool, a neat little kit that fits on the end of your pole...you put a bottle of dye in it and pull a string and it shoots little bits of red dye ..you'd shoot the dye by where you think you see a rip or tear...you must shut off your pump for a few hours to settle down the water first...good luck

How hard will it be to put a new layer of wood on a wood-walled vinyl-lined inground pool when you replace the liner?

Just completed similar rebuild 3 years ago. Hired the original builder and after watching realized I could do this myself. The support behind the pool walls should be similar to that of interior walls in your home. There should be a stud (2x4) spaced evenly every 16". Remove the old walls without damaging the stud support behind them. Inspect the studs, a-frame braces if present, or steel frame if present, for rust, corrosion, insect damage, or wood rot. If the wall is rotted, then the studs supporting that wall may need to be replaced. Place new wood, 1/2' or 5/8' pressure treated, by screwing or nailing into the studs. Scatter the seams so that 4 corners of the new wall material nerver come together. Install the the liner and fill.

How do you find a leak in the liner of a 20x40 inground pool?

well I have the same issue as you ... I heard that by placing a pair of stockings at each end of the pool (shallow and deep)it should move toward the leak ... I just cut one pair of stockings in two ... still waiting for the outcome I just started it this evening ... good luck to you ...

If there is a sunken area in the bottom of a vinyl liner pool does this mean there is a leak?

Are you lossing a lot of water? Do you use any type pool cleaner that attached into the skimmer that bounces on the pool floor? If you do and the base is poolcrete is being better down.. and THAT could cause a hole... You may or may not have a leak but the sunken area is caused by the collapse of the sand or ground under that area of the pool allowing the liner to fill in the hole created by that collapse.

Is it possible to repair a bulging vinyl pool liner?

By the liner bulging, I assume you are refering to water behind the liner due to excessive hydrostatic pressure. To correct, you need to remove the excess water. You need a pump and a length of smooth flexible hose, spa flex is best.. 1. Unhook the liner from the bead receptor in shallow end of pool 2. Place hose into the water behind the liner (towards the bottom of the pool wall) 3. attach hose to front of the pump 4. Attach another hose to the discharge side of the pump 5. start pump and send discharged water back into the pool. 6.use a pool brush to carefully smooth the liner back into place. 7. When water recedes slowly pull suction hose from behind the liner.. Note:You do not want to remove all the water just the majority of it. Otherwise it will be difficult to remove the hose. The remainder of the water behind the liner will disipate as the ground dries and the liner watyer pressure pushes it out..

How do you repair a pool liner?

You can buy an "underwater" PVC repair kit. Providing there are not too many holes, this is the easiest way to repair, as you do not have to drain the water. However, goggles and someone pressing down on your body (or lead weights), do assist to keep you below water, whilst you affix the patch and the underwater PVC repair kit. Dries almost immediately.

How do you seal a pool leak?

If the leak is in the plumbing, you can get a qualified leak detection company repair the broken pipe, skimmer, or other area where the leak exists. If the leak is in the surface of the pool (such as a hole, or through cracks in the surface), coating the pool with a new fiberglass surface is your best bet. Fiberglass can be applied over plaster, aggregate (pebble-tec), vinyl liners, and virtually any other surface. You can see a video here: http://www.advancedpoolcoatings.com/videos.html that is the best answer you can ever get!! does this answer your question?

How do you find a leak in a vinyl pool liner?

A professional swimming pool leak detector can use electronic equipment to locate the leak with 100% accuracy. If you are doing it on your own, it is simply a matter of visual inspection. Look for telltale signs, such as divits in the bottom, though they will not always be present. Check around the bottom of the wall, which is the most common area that gets holes due to cleaning equipment. Also check high traffic areas. There is a website I am not affiliated with called LeakTools.com, where you can locate a professional leak detection company in your area. Finding a Leak in an Above Ground Pool Liner Use Fix-A-Leak made by Marlig. You just pour it in your pool and it will find and fix all leaks up to 1/8". Usually if the hole is bigger than that you will find it by snorkeling around and using an underwater patch (which you can get from Walmart or similar stores that have pool supplies). I posted the website, and you can even search for "Marlig" on Ebay. It's $34.95 + 8.95 handling for a quart that does up to 22,000 gallons. You shouldn't add more than one quart for every 5,000 gallons. But the quart will do up to 22,000 gallons. It even fixes leaks around your lines. The instructions are on the website I posted as well as on Ebay. Here are more recommendations from other FAQ Farmers: . This may not be the answer your looking for, but we used goggles and just went around looking really carefully. It took a while but we did it! There were small air bubbles around the hole - actually we found four holes, but at least we got them! . We've had our pool for about 12 years (are in the process of possibly replacing it) and have had only one hole in liner in all those years. The way I found it (yes, the water appeared to be draining, first) was that the grass in an area around the pool was much greener than anywhere else. So, diving down around that area I found the slice in the liner, actually fairly quickly, and placed a wet patch on it, which held thereafter. . First check the perimeter of the pool for soaked areas or look at the sand cove and see if any craters have formed, as the water washes away the sand it will leave a ctater in the floor. For small leaks try this. Turn off your pump so the water is still. I put in a dozen os so 3" squares of paper towels scattered through out the pool. As the water leaks out it will drag a couple pieces of paper towels to the leak. This method has worked for me in the past for small leaks. . We were told to use red food coloring. When you drop it in the water, it will be pulled towards the hole. It can take awhile. . Use a rubber hose to listen for the leak! Fill with water, plug both ends and put one end to your ear, and probe around the liner with the other end. Make sure it's a quiet evening and beleive it or not, even a small leak makes a lot of noise. If you have some electronics background, a small microphone encased in epoxy and a good audio amp will make a excellent leak finder. . You sound like you are sure that you have a leak and the answers above cover that. I just wanted to offer a hint to anyone that isn't sure whether they have a leak or if the water is just evaporating. Fill a bucket full of water - level with the pool - and place it on the step - if it is evaporation - the level should drop about the same. . The most common way to locate a leak is to swim to the bottom of the pool with a bottle of food color. Squeeze a drop or two by seams or other suspicious locations. The leak will draw the water towards and out of the hole. It is helpful to wear a pair of gogles and to drain the pool leaving about three to four feet of water. . See the Related Link for "Use this in your pool to fix ANY leak" to the bottom for the answer. I used Automotive Goop to make repairs in the vinyl liner from the outside. If the hole is small you can wipe away the running water, clean the surface with paint thinner, and apply the Goop to the hole. The water may leak through at first, but apply pressure and smear it into the hole and the leak will hopefully stop. (I lick my finger to prevent the goop from sticking to my skin so I can work it) It worked for me on numerous holes (my crazy dog goes ballistic over water and won't stop jumping at the walls:)and it is a cheap fix. After the first application is dry, add more layers. Hope this helps. I had a leak in the tile border of my pool liner, and It was really bleached and faded at the waterline i fixed by using a cool product called Borderlines adhesive swimming pool tile borders, its a peel and stick on 4mil thick tile border that come in different tile patterns. The job was super easy and my pool looks new again, go to www.poolsandwaterfalls.com they are the cheapest on the internet with free shipping, i had them in 2 days at my door.

How do you repair pool filter leaks?

Answer . That all depends on the type and location of the leak. You just can't patch leaks in the filter tank body. Not a good idea. Leaks around joints that would have o-rings or gaskets between them are most always repairable. k

How do you repair a leak in the pool liner you can not find?

First, eliminate obvious and visible leaks. Check for evidence of leakage or moisture. Check all fittings that go into or out of the pool pump, filter, or heater. Check for leaky pump lids, leaky valves, or leaky seals. Also check to make sure that your multi-port valve is not leaking water to the waste line. If it's possible to see where this backwash line empties, check to make sure that you don't see water flowing or dripping from here.

Why does your vinyl pool liner have ripples?

One cause is a leak.. A small hole/tear in the liner allows water to get behind/under the liner. Now, without the water pressure pressing against it (or, with equal pressure above and below), the liner 'floats' away from the ground/wall. If you see an increase in the number or severity of the wrinkles, you likely have a small hole somewhere...

Repair vinyl pool liner?

One of the biggest fears that most pool owners have when it comes to their vinyl pool liner is discovering a rip or a tear in it. The fortunate thing about holes in vinyl liners is that they are very easy to repair. . http://www.pondpro2000.com/epdm-pond-liner.html.

How can you repair your Doughboy Pool which has a leak in the area of the return where a piece of the liner was cut out and the metal under that opening edge has rusted?

If new replacement parts are available, you could simply replace the damaged/rusted parts. On the other hand, if parts are not available, or you want to do it yourself, then it will be necessary to restore the rusted parts to service.. A few years ago, for a friend, I made a similar repair on another brand of pool. Being a do-it-yourselfer, I did not buy an "official" repair kit. Following is the process I used.. 1. Drain pool, dissemble the flanged connector which is rusted and leaking, and allow all parts to dry thoroughly.. 2. With a wire brush, remove the loose rust from all parts. It is not necessary to remove all rust down to bare metal.. 3. Apply a product to the rusted parts which converts the rust to a stable compound, thereby inhibiting future rusting. I used a brush-on product called " Ospho ," obtained at my local hardware store.. 4. After the Ospho dried, per label directions I washed the white powdery residue from the parts to which the Ospho had been applied, and allowed all to dry thoroughly.. 5. I then painted all of the treated metal parts with ordinary aerosol can spray paint , allowing it to dry thoroughly for a few days.. 6. I then reassembled the connection using a clear silicone sealant which also is available at my local hardware store. I applied the sealant to both sides of the vinyl liner, and the mating surfaces of the flanges.. My flanged connector parts threaded together in order to "pinch" the liner between, so to prevent "gluing" of the threads and thereby facilitate future disassembly, I very lightly coated just the threads with Vasiline lubricant.. 7. After final tighening of the connector, I carefully wiped off the excess sealant which had squeezed out.. 8. I then allowed the silicone sealant to cure[dry] for an additional 3 or 4 days before refilling the pool.. Although I'm not sure as to exactly when this was done, the repair has not leaked or rusted for some 3 to 4 years.

How to repair Low hung vinyl pool leaks?

Depending on who you talk to everyone has their own tricks. In my opinion, the liner should be replaced AND retrofitted to a full wall vinyl liner. In my experience there can be too many problems with Low Hung Liners.

Leaking inground vinyl liner?

First you have to find where the water is leaking. To figure that out, fill your pool to the normal water level and mark the water level on the liner. Wait a day and mark the new water level. Fill it up to the first mark then shut off all your pool equipment and wait the same amount of time. If the level drops the same the leak is in the liner, other wise it's in the plumbing. If it's your liner leaking in some cases you can grab a pair of goggles and get wet to find a hole and use a patch kit from you nearest pool dealer to patch it. Sometimes you can't find it, most pool dealers have equipment to find the leak and they can patch it. If it's in the plumbing, you could be in for a bigger problem. It may involve cutting concrete decking and a bunch of digging. You have to get to the pipe that is leaking and cut that part out and patch a new line in. Again most pool dealers have equipment to easily tell which line and where plumbing is leaking. This can save a lot of work!

How do you plug a main drain in bottom of vinyl liner pool that is leaking?

If you are talking about,pluging off your bottom drain and just using your skimmer only to run your pool,then you can buy a plug made of rubber or cork to fit inside the hole inside your bottom drain. Just make sure it is in secure. We do this every winter,when we close our pool,because our filter is below our pool. If we don't water will run back in to the pipes and could freeze and bust the underground pipes. We have been doing this since 1977. Good luck.

Will the roots of your apple and fig tree invade your new vinyl liner inground pool?

yes never put or plant any kind of tree near an in ground swimming pool. tree roots have been known to break through cement even metal so if you put/plant a tree near an in ground pool those roots will most likely break through the walls of the pool ruining it and your yard from that water escaping into the soil and flooding it. so i highley suggest not to pun any kind of tree with in 5 feet of your in ground pool.

How do you find a leak in a pool liner?

Answer 1: Try to find the area that is most wet from the leak. if it is on the sides it should be easy, but if it is on the bottom, it may be harder... I use the technique of 'Water Balloon'. Put water in it and move it around to find out where the water where come out. After you find this, you can use a tire patch, or, if your pool came with patches, you may use one of those also. Whatever type of patch you use, be sure the area is dry before applying the patch, and be sure to rub it all the way down to avoid air bubbles that may cause the leakage again. Answer 2: A professional swimming pool leak detector can use electronic equipment to locate the leak with 100% accuracy. If you are doing it on your own, it is simply a matter of visual inspection. Look for telltale signs, such as divots in the bottom, though they will not always be present. Check around the bottom of the wall, which is the most common area that gets holes due to cleaning equipment. Also check high traffic areas.

Can you find a leak in pool liner with no water?

yers but all you have to do is . Here's what you need to do. 1. Check around equipment for signs of moisture. 2. Check all exposed plumbing. 3. Use a Dye Tester to check around fittings or any suspect areas to identify water escaping from the pool. 4 Use a dive mask and inspect the entire surface of the liner for holes, cuts or scrapes . if you have more trouble just send me an email:)

What do you do to get water out from under liner of a vinyl lined pool?

I just had this happen. I have an in-ground vinyl pool. About 10,000 gallons of water was under my liner this weekend. I took off the trim ring around the (normally summerged) pool light and slipped a small submursable pump with hose attached under the liner at the deep end. Plugged in the pump and let it run for a day - got almost all of it out. I used a Rule brand pool cover pump, but any small submersible pump will work.

How much will you pay for a pool liner to be installed if you have a new liner?

A lot. I'm assuming you bought the liner on the Internet, and now you're looking for a local professional to install it. Bad idea...and here's why: Local pool professionals make their profit on the sale of the liner to you, and not much on the installation, while ALL THE RISK OF THE JOB IS IN THE INSTALLATION. It may not fit correctly; he may inadvertently tear it while installing (they're not made of titanium, after all) and have to replace it at his cost, etc. So the installer must "pad" his fee for these contingencies. In effect, you're asking him to take all the risk for a minimal fee, and if he's smart, he's simply going to refuse to do that. In general, local pool companies/professionals detest Internet sales companies, and refuse entirely to install their products bought by "saavy" pool-owning internet shoppers. So next time, be a good client and buy from the guy who's going to do the dirty work.

How do you find a leak in vinyl pool liner?

i have a small rust stain and small hole on outside half way down the pool wall will my hole be right there.it only makes sense to me.the water has drained down just past that mark.should i patch it there or use the food colouring to make sure.

How do you fix the leak in the vinyl liner of an above ground pool?

Vinyl Liner Repair Liner bead coming out of the track? Liners are meant to fit tightly into the shape of the pool. If the liner was installed slightly off center, or if the liner is too large or too small for the pool's shape, you might experience the bead popping out of the track. With the use of a heat gun or blow dryer and a lot of elbow grease (eat your wheaties), the liner can be stretched and locked back into the track. I was also informed by a pool tech recently that boiling hot water works well when you need to stretch a liner. If this is a continuing problem, the use of liner lock can help in keeping the bead in the track. It is best to consult a professional for this problem, to avoid over stretching or melting the liner. I also caution about the use of electrical equipment (heat gun) around water (pool). It's usually a lot of pulling and pushing to get a liner back into the track. In some cases you'll need to lower the water level a foot or more if it is out very far. Better to put back in small areas than to wait until you have to lower the water. Use of a small hair dryer (blow dryer) can heat up the liner, making it more stretchable, and easier to get back into the track. Be careful, keep the dryer moving and not too close to the vinyl! I once heated a hole right through a brand new liner using this trick! Also, if you drop the dryer into the water, don't reach in to grab it, you could become electrocuted. When the liner is put back into the track (it can be exhausting work, I'm telling you) consider using liner lock , pennies or popsicle sticks to help hold it in the track. Liner losing its color? The original color of your liner will fade with the use of sanitizing chemicals and the effects of ol' Mr. Sun. Harsh chemicals and high concentrations of such are to be avoided. This will remove the plasticizers which give liners their resiliency, leading to brittle vinyl, which leads to new liners. The chemical makeup of modern vinyl allows manufacturers to create liners that are now much more durable and resistant to chemical, solar and algae problems. Vinyl liner leaking? Not an uncommon problem. Liners are typically manufactured in 20 mil thickness (28-30 mil option). Although resistant to punctures...it can happen, and will happen. Especially as the liner ages, losing its resiliency. If you are fortunate enough to see a small hole in the liner, simply patch it with a vinyl liner patch kit . If underwater, buy a "wet" patch kit . If the source of the leak isn't readily apparent, go to our section on Leak Detection. If you are adding more than one inch of water to your pool per week, discounting splashed-out and backwash waste water, you probably have a leak. Do not allow leaks to go unchecked. Leaks can washout supporting back fill behind the walls, corrode the walls, and may wash away sand on the floor, creating large sinkholes. It is not advised to drain your vinyl liner pool, or allow it to leak out below the level of the walls. The water in the pool holds the liner tightly against the walls and floor. If the water is removed, the liner must be reset with a vacuum to suck the liner into place while filling. Otherwise, large wrinkles may appear when filling a loose fitting liner. In addition, an empty liner pool may allow rain water to seep in under the walls, washing away and destroying the specifically contoured shape of the floor. There also exists the risk of a wall collapsing or caving in. Consult a professional for assistance in these areas. Never add undiluted granular chemicals, specifically pH de-creaser and Calcium Hypochlorite (shock) directly to the pool. These particles will settle to the bottom, "bleach" the vinyl, and compromise it's strength and resiliency. Resetting your vinyl liner: If the liner has been drained, or leaked out on it's own, it will need to be "sucked back" into place with a vacuum device to remove the air between the liner and the pool shell (walls/floor). The vacuum will be in place until the water level is at a predetermined point on the wall. The vacuum is then removed, and the pool continues to fill. This is necessary to ensure proper fit, and reduce or eliminate wrinkles in the vinyl. Prices will vary on labor and trip costs involved, but expect a few hundred dollars when it's all said and done. Vinyl liners are not limited in colors and patterns as they used to be. Changing this will dramatically improve the visual effect of your pool. The cost of the liner will depend on it's shape, size, thickness, and pattern choice. As an example, a 17' x 35' oval, with a Rockcliffe print, 28 mil thickness, will cost in the neighborhood of $1200.00.

Does a pool liner pad stop an existing leak?

The pool liner pad is placed underneath the pool liner to prevent items from cutting through the liner. If the liner is already leaking, the liner pad will not stop the leak.

How can you tell if you have a leak in pool liner?

If the water level in your pool is declining faster than evaporation or splashing would account for, chances are it is leaking. If it is an above-ground pool you should be able to see the leak; if it is a below-ground pool, the leak won't be visible, however you may notice abnormal wetness in the surrounding ground (unless it's all paved over, of course - even then, the paving can sag or fail, if the ground it rests upon is being washed away by flowing water).

Can you recolor a vinyl pool liner?

Got fed up with liner problems...after 3 liners failed for different reasons, removed and painted the pool a beautiful shade of blue from a renowned paint company (system 10 I think )...never looked back!