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How do you fix a hole in a pool without a vinyl repair kit?

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2011-04-20 02:10:27
2011-04-20 02:10:27

You can't ... since the above ground pool is made of vinyl material, you need to apply a vinyl patch. Has to be a like material to be compatible.

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You can use the same hole in the ground for both a vinyl liner pool and a gunite pool. You should not need a new hole dug.


The size of the hole will be the determining factor but a small hole or cut can be patched with a vinyl repair kit which will work under water.


I assume you have a leak - yes you can use a standard repair patch on it usually a vinyl pool comes with a repair kit but just go to your local pool supply place and pick up a vinyl repair kit. MP macintalkpro@yahoo.com


NO! You want to use a glue specifically designed for underwater vinyl liner repair. It can be purchased at most pool supply stores.


Vinyl liner pools normally develop holes from some type of abuse, usually something is poked, jabbed, stepped on or scraped causing a hole. On rare occasions a seam can split open. Chemical abuse is another cause. To repair, YOU may try a vinyl liner repair kit from your local pool store or YOU may call a swimming pool leak detection company in your area.


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


As long as the vinyl liner pool is inground, it can be converted. But you'll probably have to remove all of the vinyl pool elements until you have reduced the pool to a big hole in the ground and then start from there. All it takes is time and money!


There are several pool patch kits available at your local pool dealer...if the hole is not too big than this should work. It works under water.


they make a under water repair kit for vinyl pools,you can buy a local pool supply house


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!


form_title=Swimming Pool Repair form_header=11653 What type of pool do you need repaired?*= () Above ground () In ground What primary material is the interior pool surface made of?*= () Vinyl () Concrete () Tile () Unsure () Fiberglass Can you describe the repairs that are needed?*= [] Vinyl lining repair [] Pool cover needs repair [] Filtration system not working [] Pool surface is cracked or flaking [] Tile needs repair [] Want to replace or add accessories [] Heater not working [] Other [] Want to remove/fill in pool


I may be able to help you with your pool. I have 25 years exp. with vinyl liners. Please feel free to contact me via my measage board if you still need help.


Yes, this can be done however, basically the only thing you can use from your vinyl pool is the actual 'hole' and maybe equipment. The cost is not much less than having a new gunite pool built.


form_title= Pool Repair form_header= Have your pool repaired by a pro and enjoy it all summer long! Please explain the problem in detail.*= _ [100] How old is the pool?*= _ [50] Is it an in ground or above ground pool?*= () In Ground () Above Ground



Hi, Use underwater glue to stick a peice of vinyl over the hole, It works very well, available from any good Poolshop.


A fiberglass pool is far superior to a vinyl liner pool. It is also about twice as expensive.


An above ground pool vinyl liner repair kit may work. You can get these locally at most hardware stores and even Wal-Mart.


Steps built into vinyl liner pools are always manufactured with fiberglass. These steps can be easily repaired with products sold at www.swimmingpoolresurfacing.com.


A pool can be build using bricks by digging out a large, pool-shaped hole and lining it with bricks. This provides a secure base which can then be covered with a vinyl liner and then filled with water.


Contact the manufacturer they would have the best understanding of their particular product


Probably not without draining the pool. You need a pro to come in and evaluate. Many times they are not even fixable, particularly if the pool walls are deformed. Just cant push the dirt back easily.


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


go to cheappoolproducts.com ANS 2 - There are special vinyl patches and liquid glues to adhere them with. Sold in Walmart.


Yes, you can. The type of patching would depend on what kind of pool it is - vinyl or concrete - and what it is that needs patching. You can use a piece of pool liner and underwater liner repair glue to patch a vinyl liner (I prefer to not use the clear patch material that comes in most store bought liner repair kits, but the glue is ok to use). If it is a concrete shell, you would use a 2-part underwater epoxy made for pool repair. If the pool is a fiberglass shell, you will likely need to empty the pool to make an effective patch.



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