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    Intex Easy Set 18X48 Top Ring Leaking Air

    Received a used 18x48 Easy Set pool. Read till I couldn't read anymore. Cleaned with diluted bleach cleaner and Nylon outdoor broom, leveled, sanded, tapped, sanded, tapped, sanded and tapped some more, added foam board, tarp, then pool. Thinking I'm good to go. Blew up the top ring and all the air went out in less than 10 minutes . Used soap & water, bubbles, brush. Finally found the main culprit a 3/4 tear about a foot from a valve opening. Searched her inch by inch and patched anything resembling a pinhole or soon to be tear.

    It's been about 5 hours since patching. Can I fill the ring at this point and try again?

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    Sharon

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    Re: Intex Easy Set 18X48 Top Ring Leaking Air

    Is there a definitive answer here, I dunno? I guess it depends on how you patched it.

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    Re: Intex Easy Set 18X48 Top Ring Leaking Air

    Well I waited another couple of hours (4 1/2 to 5 all together) then re-inflated waited a couple more hours. It's holding air Yeah! Began filling the pool and the left corner is now leaking water. I've narrowed it down to a small section but, not sure how to determine the exact spot. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Intex Easy Set 18X48 Top Ring Leaking Air

    Drats....yet another leak? Ok. well, I guess there is a price to pay for "Free Pool" huh?

    I Googled "how to test inflatables for leaks"....see this link for instructions --> Google

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    ohhh wait, you said its leaking "water" now. Duh. Ok... hmmmm... :: putting on thinking cap::: I would say fill it up and let it leak- it will stop losing water immediately below the leak I think? So once it stops draining again, run your hand along right above the water line and see if you can find a slice that needs repair.

    That's all I got. I hope it helps?
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    Re: Intex Easy Set 18X48 Top Ring Leaking Air

    There's only about 1 1/2 inch of water in it so I turned it off. Lifted the corner and the wet spot was limited to a small section. Could I maybe rub a small amount of bubbles on it and use the inflator to see if I get any bubbles?

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    Re: Intex Easy Set 18X48 Top Ring Leaking Air

    That's not going to work to large of an area and it's too dark to really see. As you said that's the price of "FREE". Let me know if any suggestions!

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    Re: Intex Easy Set 18X48 Top Ring Leaking Air

    Well, after closer inspection my pool has a lot of pin holes. Patches seem to be holding okay. My top ring is also still holding air. Searching forum fo more info since I have so many tiny holes to patch. Will check back in! Thank you for your help. Really glad to find this forum.

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    Re: Intex Easy Set 18X48 Top Ring Leaking Air

    Finally got her patched and filled . It's definitely been a learning experience. Missing the plug to stop the water prior to attaching hoses. Anyone know the diameter of the plug needed for the 18'X48" Easy Set Round Pool? Thanks!

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