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    Side wall blowout

    Our pool is old, over 20 years. I just noticed a rust through close to the cove, about two fists in size. The liner (one season old) hasn't failed ...yet. Is there any way to reinforce it sufficiently to get through the season? I suspect a new pool is in our future, since this won't be the only spot to go. Suggestions?
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    Re: Side wall blowout

    You could take a metal patch and epoxy it in place on the outside. You'll have to use something to hold it against the side wall until the epoxy sets but that shouldn't be too hard.
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    Re: Side wall blowout

    The metal was too far gone for epoxy. There is a deck around it, so I used a pt deck board between posts and wedged a piece of 2X 6 against the hernia. Should get us through the season at least.
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    Re: Side wall blowout

    Usually, when one area has rusted out, several other areas are about to go. That isn't always true, but it often happens that way.
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    Re: Side wall blowout

    Yeah. That's why I started "repair or replace". Always something...
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