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    Crack in sidewall of 2 y.o fiberglass pool.

    I just noticed a 2 inch crack in the sidewall of our 2 y.o pool! I haven't contacted the installer yet because it's after business hours, but I wanted to get any advice you all have. I assume he'll suggest epoxy to get a quick fix, but I don't like that idea. The pool is manufactured by Leisure Pools, so theoretically it has a lifetime warranty. However, the installer didn't follow their guidelines during installation, so they're probably not going to honor the warranty. He didn't use gravel to line and backfill, and he didn't install a standpipe to drain under pool. When I confronted him after getting the warranty conditions, (after pool was in ground) he said that I'd never have to worry about it. I'm worried now


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    Re: Crack in sidewall of 2 y.o fiberglass pool.

    Ugh. Not good news at all. But stick with it. Between Leisure Pools and your installer, they may have a plan that will meet your satisfaction. I certainly hope so.
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    Re: Crack in sidewall of 2 y.o fiberglass pool.

    Update for those following. Our pool is fixed. Leisure Pools didn't ask any questions. They have a fiberglass repairman who travels all over, and he happened to be in SC this past week. He did a great job, and he said that he thought the fiberglass shell probably had a hidden defect from manufacturing or it got bumped during transit. Fingers crossed that we won't have anymore issues!
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    Re: Crack in sidewall of 2 y.o fiberglass pool.

    That's great. We'll give a thumbs-up to Leisure Pools on this one.
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    Re: Crack in sidewall of 2 y.o fiberglass pool.

    Can you describe how your pool was fixed?
    What was the procedure?
    Did they have to drain the entire pool?
    Do you have a well point??
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    Re: Crack in sidewall of 2 y.o fiberglass pool.

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Can you describe how your pool was fixed?
    What was the procedure?
    Did they have to drain the entire pool?
    Do you have a well point??
    I wasn't home, but the guy sent me pictures. They had to take about 2/3 of water out. They pumped it into a bladder, but the bladder burst! He ground the fiberglass down at the crack then re-glassed it and applied new gel coat. It looks like new. Now I just have to get my pool water chemistry fixed with the addition of all the new H2O! I don't know what a well point is?
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    Re: Crack in sidewall of 2 y.o fiberglass pool.

    YAY... glad you got it taken care of.. I too have a fiberglass pool here in SC..
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