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Thread: horizontal tears in vinyl liner

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    horizontal tears in vinyl liner

    Removed the winter safety cover to my 16x32 inground pool to find 2 large horizontal tears in the liner, above the waterline. Last year we had a couple of small holes, but nothing like this.

    Obviously the liner is nearing the end of its life. I would like to attempt to get another summer out of it by patching these.

    I have attached a picture.

    After reading several posts in these forums, it seems like Boxer 100 glue is the way to go.

    The question I have, is it better to slowly fill the pool first to stretch the liner below the tears before patching it? I was hoping that filling the pool a bit would push the liner a bit closer to the wall behind it before I put the patch on it.

    Of course filling the pool could also make the tears worse I guess.
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    South Central NJ

    Re: horizontal tears in vinyl liner

    That's a this year replacement. The cold shrank the vinyl. The vinyl had no plasticity left.

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    Re: horizontal tears in vinyl liner

    I have no clue if yours is fixable for a year - but here is an interesting thread:

    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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