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First question. Does it leak?Second. Is it structural?Third. How noticeable is it?

It might be better to leave it alone unless one of the three questions asked is negative.If it leaks, drain and hot patch.If it's structural, (ask your builder or an engineer) drain and follow the engineer's advice.If it's a visual problem, hot patching it will only make it more noticeable.Sometimes pools crack even when they're new. could be one of many reasons, poor soil conditions, the shell my not be thick enough or the gunite may be of poor quality.In any case work with the builder to remedy the problem. If he or she is not willing, Take the necessary steps to mitigate further damage to the pool, then seek legal advice.

If it's structural, you've got bigger concerns... and the only true way to repair structural cracks in Swimming Pools is to stabilize the structure.

Epoxy injection is a great way, however, gluing a crack never prevented water from seeping through and expanding the crack. You certainly wouldn't find this approach being used at the Hoover damn for leak repair. Epoxy "plugs" the hole temporarily... Check out a product that enhances and takes epoxy injection to the next level. Actually, it's the proper way to repair structural cracks: Torque Lock Structural Systems.

By reinforcing the structure with torque, you can ensure that widening of the crack is eliminated.

I wouldn't recommend the average home owner to install this product. Ask your local pool engineer or contractor about it.

Best way to repair a crack

Hire a licensed pool professional. Today's pools are easy to make either an underwater repair or dry repair. Both methods will yield a repair good as new. Gunite is very easy to repair.The industrial bonding agents and polymers are quite impressive in performance. Ground shifts are responsible for many very minor swimming pool surface cracks. Check your Corvette,Boat, or even your Basement floor and you'll find acceptable stress.

You may even have an underwater vinyl leak, again easy to glue on a patch and your good as new, Fiberglass boat folks have been repairing their boats both in and out of the water since the 1960's your pool is no different.

Check with your pool professional he has "guaranteed products" you'll not find down at the "DEPOT Mart" which will fix you up quick.

That also reminds me there is a great product for pool owners now who have experienced pool staining with fiberglass or vinyl or gunite pools. It works great and you do not have to drain the water, especially important for new pools. good swimming take care

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