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    Seam coming undone

    Hi All
    I was in our above ground 18 x 44 inch intex ultra frame pool last night and noticed where the middle seam meets the edge as the liner starts to slope up the seam seems like it's coming undone. It's shaped like a "T" top part is starting to open. Any suggestions on how I can fix this?
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    Re: Seam coming undone

    Leslie's sells an underwater patch kit that has a cement that works under water. It worked surpisingly well for my seam leak I had a few weeks ago.
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    Re: Seam coming undone

    I got my new 22x52 liner and samething. How do you keep yourself under water while applying the cement, don't want to drain. I do have a small minor leak looks like its from the corner seam.
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    Re: Seam coming undone

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    Re: Seam coming undone

    same issue here....but I was out of town when my corner/lower base leaked...the rip is now 8" long...help

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    Re: Seam coming undone

    I'm disappointed in Intex. This is on my replacement liner not even a week old getting slow leaks around the seams. Might just go with putting an inside liner.
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    Re: Seam coming undone

    I would be triple patching seam leaks on the inside n outside of these pools. Round each patch making the next patch bigger than the last. Have someone you trust hold you under water.

    Scokur, you're going to need a new liner.
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    Re: Seam coming undone

    we used a 20 pound weight to hold while slipping on the patch.. that is no fun....
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    Re: Seam coming undone

    I had my darling wife who I trust...... stand on my rear while I applied patches to small seam split. I don`t remember name of what I used but it was self adhesive been on bottom for 4 years.
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    Re: Seam coming undone

    Quote Originally Posted by Stump View Post
    I had my darling wife who I trust......
    I laughed pretty hard at the disclaimer!
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    Re: Seam coming undone

    I have used this stuff for a couple leaks in our Intex ultra frame pool and it has been fantastic!
    One patch on the inside and one on the outside... done!

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    Re: Seam coming undone

    It looks like intex didn't properly cut the extra vinyl that sticks out from the seam which cause it to be like a T. So couldn't you just apply the cement instead of putting a patch on top of it?
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    Re: Seam coming undone

    First of all, is it leaking? No, don't worry about it, mine is the same way for the last 2 years. Or, just buy the underwater pool liner repair kit and give it a go.


    Quote Originally Posted by Piper Mike View Post
    Hi All
    I was in our above ground 18 x 44 inch intex ultra frame pool last night and noticed where the middle seam meets the edge as the liner starts to slope up the seam seems like it's coming undone. It's shaped like a "T" top part is starting to open. Any suggestions on how I can fix this?
    Thanks
    Mike
    Ultra 16', Intex Sand filter/pump combo, 8' x 20' solar panels, solar blanket w/roll tube, 1" extruded foam floor with Gorilla pad, Liquid chlorine and stabilizer.

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    Re: Seam coming undone

    Quote Originally Posted by latin_racer View Post
    I got my new 22x52 liner and samething. How do you keep yourself under water while applying the cement, don't want to drain. I do have a small minor leak looks like its from the corner seam.
    I read in an old thread that someone got their kid to hold them under. I assume they had some predetermined signals in place .
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

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    Re: Seam coming undone

    Quote Originally Posted by f3justusc View Post
    I read in an old thread that someone got their kid to hold them under. I assume they had some predetermined signals in place .
    I never thought about that but yes someone you can trust lol, for sure not the wife just in case.

    I bought a cheap snorkel from biglots and ended up swallowing a lot of water. maybe i'll try something better from big 5 store.
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    Re: Seam coming undone

    If you have a Costco close by, they carry quality snorkel kits. Cheap ones are best left at the store. Heck, the kids won't even wear them.
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

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