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Thread: Tried to patch a 1 inch tear in my vinyl liner

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    Tried to patch a 1 inch tear in my vinyl liner

    Hey guys...new to your board but I took the advice and tried to patch a 1 inch tear in my vinyl liner. Water temperature was 63 degrees. Luckily I had a wetsuit but the adhesive in the repair kit did not seem to like the cold water anymore than I did. Does anyone know if the adhesive has trouble working in cold water? The reason that I ask is that it appeared that the adhesive came off of the patch just as I unfolded it and applied it to the tear. Let me know what you all think.
    Thanks in advance.
    Indoor 160K gal. tile pool, Pentair 15 Hp Epoxy coated pump, 5 Vortisand 150 gal. sand filter tanks with PLC programmed BW, Pulsar 3 tablet chlorinator, acid injection, Strantrol 5F ORP controller, titanium heaters, level control, vaccum line.

    ...and a paddle pool.

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    Re: Tried to patch a 1 inch tear in my vinyl liner

    tear-aid vinyl patch kit, type: B

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    Re: Tried to patch a 1 inch tear in my vinyl liner

    Thanks for the quick reply. Just looked up the Tear Aid type B and I didn't see if it works underwater or not.
    Indoor 160K gal. tile pool, Pentair 15 Hp Epoxy coated pump, 5 Vortisand 150 gal. sand filter tanks with PLC programmed BW, Pulsar 3 tablet chlorinator, acid injection, Strantrol 5F ORP controller, titanium heaters, level control, vaccum line.

    ...and a paddle pool.

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    Re: Tried to patch a 1 inch tear in my vinyl liner

    http://www.tear-aid.com/

    PATCH TYPE B - VINYL

    Works on all dry vinyl
    Can apply underwater on smooth non-textured vinyl surfaces - Pool Liners
    yes

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    Re: Tried to patch a 1 inch tear in my vinyl liner

    The top part of my above-ground vinyl pool liner is ripping due to sun exposure. Would the tear-aid type b vinyl tape be a good idea to go around the top for approximately 4 feet where the sun has hit it the hardest?
    over 30 year old 40K Gallon IG Vinyl, Laser250 sand filter, 1.5 hp Hayward Superpump, Aqua-Rite SWG

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