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    Grass growing thru liner (pic added)

    UGH!!! I just noticed 4 places where grass is growing in my pool (that's only been up 4 months). I'm afraid if I leave it till spring it will spread and I'll have a forest. But the water is so cold. Anyone know if it will get much worse? Or do I have no choice but to brave the cold?
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner

    Grass in your pool? That's a new one to me.
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner

    Through your liner????? HOW?????
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner

    Is it bamboo? That's one aggressive grass in any case. So this is a case of grass actually puncturing the liner by growing - not a case where a rip or tear allowed grass through - correct?
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner

    Correct, no rip or tear. Just about 8 clumps of grass growing straight thru liner. Not bamboo. It's nutgrass. Thick blades that grow in tufts.
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    Is the liner Leaking? Nut grass is nasty stuff. I don't know how to stop it from growing now. Might have to put a gorilla pad under the liner.
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner (pic added)

    Hard to see because my phone won't zoom. This is just 1 of the 4 spots. Yes, it's leaking. On the plus side, my water is crystal clear! (thanks to BBB)
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner (pic added)

    Water looks great!! Bummer its leaking. Maybe pull grass out and try to patch liner? Pad under new liner if all else fails. Maybe somebodyelse will chime in with some ideas.
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk
    Is the liner Leaking? Nut grass is nasty stuff. I don't know how to stop it from growing now. Might have to put a gorilla pad under the liner.
    X2 on the nut grass. That stuff will grow through just about everything. Nasty stuff and is not easily killed. I fought that battle for over a year at my house when we bought it. I would dig it up everyday down to the nut and the next day there would be 5 new sprouts.
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner (pic added)

    Here is what I would do. Pull out the blades (the best you can hopefully pulling out some root) then inject a full syringe of groundclear or Ortho Max Nutsedge Killer. Then patch the hole from the injection point / hole from the nutgrass. My only other Idea would be an underwater lawnmower.
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner (pic added)

    Injecting a defoliant might work but that may get to be very painful. You may just have to bite the bullet and pull up the liner and lay down some type of impervious barrier.
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner (pic added)

    You can also inject nutsedge killer under the edge of the pool from the outside. You'll need to saturate the ground with it so it'll migrate as far toward the middle as possible. Then when the grass dies, remove the blades and patch the holes.
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner (pic added)

    Wow, that looks to be a pain but the picture looks cool. Add some fish and you have an aquarium. Good luck with it.
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner (pic added)

    could you drain, remove half of retaining clips treat that half, the n reverse things?

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    Re: Grass growing thru liner (pic added)

    My thought was a vinyl lined pool should never be drained because it will shrink. I hate to buy a new liner when this one is only 4 months old. Not to mention wasting 23000 gallons of crystal clear water. I'm going to try injecting nutgrass killer under pool as Bama Rambler suggested. I just hope when the grass dies that it doesn't make the leak worse because I can't get in that cold water to patch it now. We must be spoiled here because we've had rain and a cold front so the water is about 75. Fingers crossed that this works. Thanks!
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner (pic added)

    75 isn't cold, climb in and patch it.
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner (pic added)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInNH
    75 isn't cold, climb in and patch it.

    We swam more than once in that temp. Once you get a chance to get used to it, it's not so bad.
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    Re: Grass growing thru liner (pic added)

    Ha, 3 weeks ago I took off my solar cover for the first time in a couple of weeks. There were so many leaves at the bottom that I thought it might take all day to fish them out with the leaf rake as my deck only surrounds about 1/3 of the pool. So I jumped in and gathered them all and vacuumed, with my manual vac. Water was 62! It was pretty uncomfortable (especially diving to the bottom) but I did get used to it eventually.

    When I closed last weekend though I managed to do the cleaning all from the deck and a step ladder walking around, I was not going to try it at 58 degrees!
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    jump in patch it heck 75 here in ontario is a pool party

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