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    daughter poked hole in liner

    This is only our second summer with our pool and my daughter accidentally poked a hole in the liner. She was trying to hit a wasp with the pole used for brushing and vacuuming but there was nothing on the end that holds the attachments and she somehow jammed it into the bottom of the pool. Kids are kids, not happy with her but do realize it was not intentional but I have a problem nonetheless.

    I wish she would have told me right away what she feared she did. Another daughter discovered the hole a week and a half later and now there seems to be a small dip forming and sand coming up through. I need to repair this, what do I do?
    25,000 gallon
    AG
    Sand
    filter size is 26 diameter
    flow rate 70 GPM
    AG Pool (33ft.) was newly installed in spring 2011
    location: NE OK

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    Re: daughter poked hole in liner

    Get an underwater vinyl patch kit. It will include instructions.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Re: daughter poked hole in liner

    I know it's bothersom however the patch kits work well, my pool has many patches at this point. Some of those patches are due to my errors so don't be too hard on her because one day it just might be your fault.. lol.. Also, you'll need googles and someone to hold you down while repairing.
    30' Above Ground 18,000 gallons, Sand Filter, 1.5 hp Jacuzzi Pump

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    Re: daughter poked hole in liner

    Quote Originally Posted by bbecky75
    Also, you'll need googles and someone to hold you down while repairing.
    Just make sure they let you back up......
    Unknown make 18' above ground (bought used in 1999) Sparco sand filter. Hayward 100,000 BTu heater. 2 speed pump

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    Re: daughter poked hole in liner

    lol, yea guess that one applies too!! My son thought it was funny to continue to hold me when trying to come up until I came up and held him down, lol !! All in fun and everyone is ok!!
    30' Above Ground 18,000 gallons, Sand Filter, 1.5 hp Jacuzzi Pump

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    Re: daughter poked hole in liner

    Quote Originally Posted by danpik
    Quote Originally Posted by bbecky75
    Also, you'll need googles and someone to hold you down while repairing.
    Just make sure they let you back up......
    I'm lurking here, but had to say you gave me a chuckle with this, danpik. Haven't had one yet today, so thanks! Too funny.

    Good luck with your leak Curlyfry! You know where it is, so that's a plus!
    22 ft octagon, inground, 4 ft ave depth - figured @ 11,400 gallons, well water
    Steel walls with sand bottom and vinyl liner : under full sun
    Harmsco Betterfilter w/14 paper cartridges
    1 hp Hayward motor

    Baqua to Chlorine in 2010.

    ~Wisconsin~

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