This is a great site... very informative. Hopefully this post will become a resource for others.
I am researching products to repair cracks in my poured concrete pool (it came with the house
I purchased about four months ago). The pool had not been opened for a few years, so it was
a bit of a chore, but i managed to clean it up and balance the water and enjoy it this summer.
There are visible cracks and I am losing about 3/16" of water per day. I have pressured checked the intake and return lines and also performed several bucket tests for evaporation. Pressure tests were good and my pool water went down faster than the water in the bucket. I tested a crack in a corner with dye and visibly saw the dye drawn into it. I temporarily patched this with butyl rubber tape, but am still losing water, I assume through the other visible small cracks. At this point, I plan to drain the pool, fix the cracks and repaint with a high quality epoxy paint. Time and weather permitting, I will do it this Fall, or for sure in the Spring.
I am considering this companies products for repairing the cracks:
Does anyone have experience with their products or have recommendations for something else?
Also, what brand of epoxy paint do the folks here like best?
Does anyone have experience with this company:
They will adhere a vinyl liner to an existing concrete pool. The seams are heat welded on site. It looks like a viable option, but I haven't gotten a quote from them yet.
Also, does anyone have recommendations for pool crack repair specialists in the Chicagoland area.
Thank you in advance,