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    Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    Hello,

    My mother in law has a doughboy above ground, and she was rubbing down the plexi(?) side and noticed a hole in about 3 inchs in diameter (pictures coming) and immediately started to freak. She went to the local dough boy dealer and they said just take it down and buy a new one. My thought was to clean the hole up by trimming the broken peices and putting layers of thin fabric over the outside of the hole and paint fiberglass resign over the hole. If there is an easier way please let me know but im hoping there is a way.

    Thanks

    Joseph

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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    Drain to below the hole, tape some flashing to the inside of the wall, under the liner. Make the flashing 2-3" larger than the hole and cover all the edges with a couple layers of duct tape. Put the liner back in place and refill. You can then cover the outside of the hole to make it look good. The pressure of the water will hold the patch in place if the tape fails, the tape is mainly to protect the liner.
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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    What exactly is flashing? Thank you very much for your help

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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    Thin metal frequently used by roofers. HomeDepot and Lowes will have it near the roofing supplies. They may also have have heavier/larger metal panels over by the expanded metal, near the door hardware in my HD.
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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm17 ... _158-1.jpg

    So what your saying is use the flashing tape on the inside of the wall and then cover with a layer of duct tape and the put the liner back on and for costmetic purposes repaint or cover the whole.

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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    I would use a larger panel to fix that.

    maybe like this:
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bol...2#.Ue8Jm421F8E
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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    I am just taping this to the inside of the wall with duct tape?

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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    Yes, you can simply tape the panel to the wall. The pressure of the water will hold the panel in place The tape is there to hold it in position until the liner and water hold it firmly. If the 3 foot tall panel can rest int he lower track, all the better.

    The tape is also there to protect the liner from the sharp edges of the metal panel. I would add about three layers of good duct tape. If you are buying tape, Nashua 357 is the good stuff and will be printed on the inside of the roll. It's worth the extra few dollars.
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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    Thank you guys very much for your help

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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    I can remove the top metal railing and reach down to apply the flashing metal over the hole and then tape around it with nasha 357 to protect from the sharp edges. Sweet, i will be doing it tomorrow after school...Thanks again

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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    You will need to remove the water to get to that wall, IIRC. You have 80-100,000 pounds of water in the pool, at least to the point where have access to the split.
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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    remove all the water, or just below the hole?

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    Would a sheet of plexiglass be better since it wouldn't rust?

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    Would have to be really thin plexiglass though?

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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    The metal is usually thinner, since flashing is designed for wet weather applications it shouldn't corrode. If you're using other metal you may want to paint it. It will be between the liner and the wall so theoretically it won't get wet, but I wouldn't trust it. Remove enough water to get below the hole. Unless you have to take out more try to leave at least a foot of water in the pool otherwise the liner can shrink and/or shift. If you do have to remove all the water, do the work as quick as possible and get water back in it as soon as possible to minimize the risks to the liner.
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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    Is there any special trick to getting the top metal piece off?

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    Re: Hole in plexiside~dough boy

    Thank you guys for your help, i really appreciate it. I taped around all four sides to eliminate any sharp edges and then slid it in and taped it to the side wall. You can see the outline of the flashing sheet but i suppose there was no way getting around that

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