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Thread: Fixing leak with putty not lasting long

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    Jun 2009
    Vero Beach, FL

    Fixing leak with putty not lasting long

    Almost immediately after construction my pool developed a leak. Pool builder bailed on me but I had someone come out and they found the leak around the edge of the drain where the plaster meets the plastic - there was a small gap. He fixed it using the 2 part epoxy. That lasted about 9 months and then it began leaking again. I went down, cleaned out the old epoxy and added new epoxy. That lasted about a year, and then I repeated the process. That was about 12-15 months ago, and now it is leaking again. Probably, it leaks from the start and just gets worse and worse until I notice.

    Anyway, is there something I'm missing? Is it normal for the epoxy to fail so quickly?

    25' x 13' Roman, 12000 gal IGP, Plaster, with 500 gal Spa
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    Exeter, PA

    Re: Fixing leak with putty not lasting long ... y_Code=EAS

    I've used plast-aid with sucess to seal a maindrain. Plast-aid works underwater and bonds VERY well to most plastics. Also since it starts off as a liquid and turns into a putty before hardening you can probably get the plastaid deep into the crack by using a syringe to inject it deep inside. I have not used that mr. sticky's but that comes in a syringe on it's own and may be useful for you as well.
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