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    May 2016
    Washington Twp, MI

    Best way to salvage tears in pool liner

    Hi All-
    I'm new to the site, and hoping for some help. My pool is opened, and although we had a few minor tears last year in the liner, they are getting worse this year. However, I have already invested in pool chemicals (before I found this site), water, etc, and don't want to pay for a new liner until the end of the season. For reference, the liner is at the end of its life expectancy (about 14 years), pool came with the house we bought last year, and I am trying to get through the rest of this season (September) before replacing it. Should I continue with regular vinyl patching and cross my fingers? Is there better patching or glue out there rather than what the pool store has? Thank you in advance for any assistance.
    InGround Pool, Vinyl Liner, 30K gallons, Pentair FNS Plus DE Filter, Hayward 200 In Line Chlorinator, Well Water

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    Jul 2013
    Fletcher, OK

    Re: Best way to salvage tears in pool liner

    Welcome to TFP

    this stuff is awesome, I have used it but not in the pool, people have used it in pools and said it worked great.. Not sure what you are using now.. Tear-Aid Repair Type B Vinyl Kit: Sports Outdoors
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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: Best way to salvage tears in pool liner

    If you arent already doing it.. multi-patch it.
    Put a normal size patch over the hole.
    then cut another that is 2 inches larger on all sides than the first and patch over top of the first patch.

    A 3rd on top wont hurt.
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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