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Thread: Low water all winter, tears along top

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    Low water all winter, tears along top

    I'm getting ready to refill my pool which has had a little under a foot of water in it all winter. I've been basically mixing in a little bleach every few days and swirling to keep the algae down.

    Near the top I noticed a tear of several inches along with a few other smaller oval patterned holes. I had this problem last year (much bigger holes at lower locations) for which Boxers patched it up nicely and held all summer.

    My concern now is that the sun has been zapping the liner. I know it needs replaced but cannot afford to.

    Filling the entire pool with water will be risky to say the least. I don't want to patch the new holes until it is full of water. Just worried that the whole thing will rupture and turn into an expensive waste of water.

    Wondering if anyone had any thoughts on risks of attempting this?
    * 18' x 33' - 48" oval AGP - new liner Summer 2014
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    * Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 1 1/2 hp Pump Model SP5615
    (equipment on posts prior to summer 2014) Hayward PowerFlo 1 hp pump - Jacuzzi "Tidewater" 190L, sand filter

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    Re: Low water all winter, tears along top

    Sorry, I don't have any advice on your problem but just had to comment on your avatar. I used to watch Keeping Up Appearances with my dad all the time as a kid! Sadly, most people I know have never even heard of it, so I had to laugh when I saw your user name and avatar!

    Good luck with your liner!
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    Re: Low water all winter, tears along top

    I would patch it before adding the water, since the weight of the water may pull on the tears and make them worse.
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    Re: Low water all winter, tears along top

    Okay. Will post back with outcome.
    * 18' x 33' - 48" oval AGP - new liner Summer 2014
    * Hayward Pro Series S210T Top Mount Sand Filter
    * Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 1 1/2 hp Pump Model SP5615
    (equipment on posts prior to summer 2014) Hayward PowerFlo 1 hp pump - Jacuzzi "Tidewater" 190L, sand filter

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