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    Torn Liner. Need advice.

    Just found my liner is tearing at the seam around the bottom. Abouut an 8" tear. Can I drain it all the way and leave it like that for a couple days or is it gonna cause damage to the walls? It is only 1 month old Ahhh!!! Thanks !!!
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    Re: Torn Liner. Need advice.

    If the pool was installed by a builder, call them. If you installed it, call the supplier. Liners are usually warranted for seam failure. Emptying your pool may cause wall damage if you were to get high wind.
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    Re: Torn Liner. Need advice.

    So I should just leave it full. Its got my yard a mess. It's about an 8" tear.
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    Re: Torn Liner. Need advice.

    Sorry to hear this!

    Any chance of slapping a patch on it til the pool dudes can check it out?
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    Re: Torn Liner. Need advice.

    Never installed a patch before so I am not sure but the tear (liner pulled apart) is about 8" long. It is pulled so much that I can lift it up and see the coving so I doubt a patch will help. I can also see about two feet in either direction that it looks like it is coming apart. I think I am going to leave it full until I find something out cause I read that draining it will void the warrenty if it dries out so I am not gonna take any chances. Do manufacturers usually stand behind their warranties?
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    Re: Torn Liner. Need advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by ttomp
    Do manufacturers usually stand behind their warranties?
    Seeing that it has only been a month, I don't think that you will have much of a problem getting things handled. Just follow their instructions in the meantime.

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    Re: Torn Liner. Need advice.

    I hope your right. My luck with stuff like this is not very good though.
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    Re: Torn Liner. Need advice.

    Called the place this morning and explained what is going on and the guy said "no problem. I have one left here", so my wife went got it. They didn't even go look at the old one, nor do they want the old one back. Now I just have to change it out. Sucks but at least I didn't have to buy one.
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    Re: Torn Liner. Need advice.

    That was about as easy as I've ever heard of. You might want to hang onto a chunk of that old one. Never know when you might need it for something.
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    Re: Torn Liner. Need advice.

    You read my mind. I am assuming I can use it as a patch? What kind of glue/adhesive do you use that sets up underwater?
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    Re: Torn Liner. Need advice.

    It's called Boxer adhesive. It's the best out there.

    If you got the same pattern, by keeping a piece of the old liner you'll have a perfect match should you ever need it.

    here's hoping that you have to throw it away after it's so old that it's completely faded to white.
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    Re: Torn Liner. Need advice.

    Yes indeed.
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    Re: Torn Liner. Need advice.

    Pool place gave me a new liner with no questions asked. Have the new one in and all filled up. Thanks for the responses !!!
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