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Can you empty a vinyl pool and patch a hole then refill the pool without doing anything else to it?

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July 19, 2006 12:49AM

Yes you can but you want to balance your chemicals Even Better! You don't have to drain the pool to patch it at all, unless it's a ghastly large hole. The local pool store should offer an "underwater" vinyl patch repair kit for about $10. The patch can be prepared and epoxy/adhesive applied above water and then placed on the hole UNDER the water! No need to empty and dry out the pool at all! I was able to do this when my brand new 12' x 3' Quick Set pool showed a leak as soon as it was filled!