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    leak around light

    What is the best way to fix a leak around a light in a IG vinyl liner pool? The liner has pulled away from the light retaining ring in two places. The result is two holes about a 1/4"in diameter. I don't think a vinyl patch would work because it would have to over lap on top of the retaining ring. Currently I have the holes covered with the vinyl patch tape that came with the vinyl patch kit. Please advise.

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    Paul
    IG vinyl lined infinity pool, upper pool: 16000gal, 30" sand filter, 1 hp 2sp pump. Lower pool: L shape w/slide 6000gal, 24" sand filter, 1hp 2sp pump.

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    Re: leak around light

    Anderson flexible sealer. You can find it at leaktools.com. Sold in white and blue. Sets underwater and remains flexible. You could also remove the ring and patch underneath then reattach the ring
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    Re: leak around light

    Will I have to drain the water below the light to remove the ring? The section of the pool is only 2 feet deep which only leaves about 4 inches under the light. Can the water level be safely lowered to that level for a short period of time to repair the liner under the retaining ring?
    IG vinyl lined infinity pool, upper pool: 16000gal, 30" sand filter, 1 hp 2sp pump. Lower pool: L shape w/slide 6000gal, 24" sand filter, 1hp 2sp pump.

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    Re: leak around light

    Leave it filled up those glues and patch kits work better below water. The water pressure should keep the vinyl sandwiched to the wall. If you see the vinyl start to shift put the ring back on quickly. The flex sealer on the outside is a safer fix since you don't remove the ring
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