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    tear in liner above water line - 12"

    My liner has torn open above the water line. The tear is now 12" and growing... Liner is about 5-7 years old.

    The liner was stretched in this area during install; the liner never seated totally where the bottom meets the wall and you can see the vinyl pattern is more stretched here. The stretching and the sun has made this the area fail first :<

    Should I try to patch it ASAP? or let the tear open up and relieve the tension, partially drain and patch?

    Thanks
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    Re: tear in liner above water line - 12"

    Amazingly pertinent, look at this post from just a few minutes ago...

    spray-on-duct-tape-and-liner-t23816.html
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    Re: tear in liner above water line - 12"

    after a lot of searching, seems no one carries the spray on duct tape anymore. EPA??
    Bummer.
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    Mike in Dallas
    20' x 40' IG Vinyl Liner (Heldor: 1989)
    almost ready for 3rd liner
    Mostly copper-silver system since 1991

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    Re: tear in liner above water line - 12"

    Quote Originally Posted by leaky
    My liner has torn open above the water line. The tear is now 12" and growing... Liner is about 5-7 years old.

    The liner was stretched in this area during install; the liner never seated totally where the bottom meets the wall and you can see the vinyl pattern is more stretched here. The stretching and the sun has made this the area fail first :<

    Should I try to patch it ASAP? or let the tear open up and relieve the tension, partially drain and patch?

    Thanks

    Welcome to TFP!!

    I hate to tell you that your liner is failing fast You might get another season or 2 out of it, if you patch it. Advice on applying the patch is here
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