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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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How do I Find a leak in above ground vinyl pool liner?

One way to find a leak in a pool liner of an above ground pool is by using food coloring. When you add the food coloring in small amounts, you can see it leaving the pool through the leak.

How can you find above ground pool repair in your area that installs liner?

google above ground pool repair

Where can you find above ground pool repair in your area that install's liner?

Do a goggle search find above ground pool repair k

What is the best way to find a leak in the liner of an above ground pool?

look for the wet spots. where the grass is greener is usaully a clue. fittings that night be leaking or hole in liner.

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

Put a small amount of food coloring in the area of the pool you think is leaking and watch the food coloring disappear in the hole

Which pool is better - fiberglass or in-ground with a liner?

you will find that people will swear by either method and then others will say in ground gunite or concrete is best . If properly maintained they are all much of a muchness. from what I have seen When they are new the vinyl pool looks better. the problem is that the vinyl will need to be replaced eventualy while you wont have this problem with fiberglass.

How do you find in inground swimming pool liner?

They don't make them for in ground.

How do you repair a large tear in an above ground pool?

My advice is to contact the manufacturer of the liner and get their advice. at least find out what type of glue works on the liner and if you can get a piece of it to cover the tear. I have always found that when you ask nicely company's can be very helpful.

Where can you find lodestone?

you can find lodestone above ground, but not below ground.

How can you find out if the leak is in the equipment or the liner of an above-ground pool?

Put your winter plugs in blocking off all flow to the pipes and etc. If the water still drops, it's in your pool.

Can you put a vinyl cover over a existing concrete in ground pool?

You mean a cover like to close the pool over top of the water or a liner to hold the water. To cover over the water, some companies make vinyl covers, they tend to be more expensive and heavier then woven ones though. As far as a liner, some manufacturers choose not to make Vinyl Liners for concrete pools for different reasons. You'll have to check with a dealer in your area to find a supplier that does, or pursue other repair options.

How can you fix vinyl liner tear in ground pool?

Vinyl liner patch kit are available at pool dealers and at stores like Walmart. They usually consist of some clear vinyl and some liquid glue. The best thing is to use vinyl that matches your pool liner. I always save scraps when new liner is installed. First trim the patch to cover the hole. A round or oval patch works best since there are no corners to peel off. Next clean the place to be patched. Then cover the back of the patch with glue. If the tear is under water fold the patch together with the glue on the inside. Next open the patch and place it over the tear and press the air out starting from the center working outward. If the tear is deep under water you may need to find a diver.

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