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    Leak in Intex pool

    We have a 24' x 52" Intex that we've had up for almost a month now. Suddenly, it has sprung a small pinhole size leak on the side wall. What could have caused this? What's the best way to patch it? We put one of the patches that came w/ the pool on it. How long can we expect that to hold?

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    Re: Leak in Intex pool

    Walmart carries HTH patch kits. Just keep an eye on it...there are folks who have had patches hold many years, less if you will be dismantling the pool every year...solution, just patch it again when you put it back up.
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    Re: Leak in Intex pool

    Will those patch kits be at the pool items at Walmart? I'll check today for them. We plan to keep it up year round, just drain it some for winterization. Thanks.

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    Re: Leak in Intex pool

    Yup, should be right next to the little testkits/thermometer/pool accessories area. If not your local pool store/ace or tur-value hardware store may be another source
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    Re: Leak in Intex pool

    Quote Originally Posted by alrightythen
    Will those patch kits be at the pool items at Walmart? I'll check today for them. We plan to keep it up year round, just drain it some for winterization. Thanks.
    Yes, they should have it there. If not...and I hate to suggest it, but the pool store will.

    Speaking from experience, I woul patch it from the inside first. Most of the vinyl glues will work under water. Just take your time and work out any air bubbles from the glue when you apply the patch.

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    Re: Leak in Intex pool

    So we need to patch it from the inside and the outside? Or just inside?

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    Re: Leak in Intex pool

    I would patch it from both sides.
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    Re: Leak in Intex pool

    Quote Originally Posted by alrightythen
    So we need to patch it from the inside and the outside? Or just inside?
    Yes, I would patch both sides to be safe. Be sure to use lots of glue on the inner patch, press and press, to work any air from between the patch and the wall. Same on the outside.Don' worry, it will work.

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    Re: Leak in Intex pool

    I think we fixed it. Patched both sides and there's no water leaking out. Thanks so much!!!

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    Re: Leak in Intex pool

    I have the same problem & I have the same pool. Can this be done without draining it?
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    Re: Leak in Intex pool

    See the above information, and search the forum for "patch".

    There is a current thread about patching right now as well, click on "active posts" at the top left, it should show up.

    I'm lazy and need to do something not pool related right now, I just typed some info about patching Intex pools in that other thread.
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