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    Pool leaking

    I have a 20' round intex style pool that I have had for about 5 years. It just developed a leak around the seam between the drain hole and liner (I hopefully have attached an image to show the location, red arrow). I would normally use a vinyl cement and patch, but this is some kind of plastic to vinyl bond and not sure what to use to seal it up. RTV silicone prob won't work, because it is an active leak, although a slow one. I am trying to do this on the outside of the liner, any one have any ideas what to use for a sealant?
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    20' Easy Set frame pool 8800 gal. Sand filter. Stenner metering pump. BBB for 7 years now, no turning back.

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    Re: Pool leaking

    Don't try to patch from the outside, you need to have the water pressure work with you.
    HH-66 Glue works well for vinyl
    plast-aid bonds well to PVC plastic.
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    Re: Pool leaking

    Thanks for the reply, I do plan to patch it from the inside in the end, just hoping to do something to get by for now. I wanted to wait until closer to closing time so I could drain the water down, I find it hard to patch liners under 4 feet of water
    20' Easy Set frame pool 8800 gal. Sand filter. Stenner metering pump. BBB for 7 years now, no turning back.

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    Re: Pool leaking

    I find it hard to patch things above the water level Without water pressure patches like to curl up, the leak helps hold the patch in place. Plus you know when you have success or not
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