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    Vinyl Repair - Patches Turned Pale yellow

    About a week ago the kids alerted to me there where tears in the liner. I dove down and found 3 half moon shaped cuts. I went and bought a clear vinyl repair kit, cut 3 circular patches and applied with no problem. From the surface and in the pool they were very hard to find/see. After a couple of days later they had all turned a very pale yellow. I assume the Cl did this, I run about 3 to 4 ppm.

    Is this normal for these to yellow?

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    Re: Vinyl Repair - Patches Turned Pale yellow

    It was probably sunlight, not chlorine, that caused them to yellow. It also means that the patch material was not really the best grade of vinyl.
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    Re: Vinyl Repair - Patches Turned Pale yellow

    Thanks, Jason. I guess I'll be tossing that repair kit out so the next time, hopefully never, I need a patch I won't have this problem.
    20x40 IG Vinyl, 1.5 HP Whisperflo, Sta-Rite System 3 (300) Sq. ft Cart
    Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, 125,000 BTU Pentair heatpump, Polaris 280
    7' IG FG Spa, 2 HP Whisperflo, Pentair Dynamic III Cart (100) Sq. ft

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