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    Weeds through liner

    I discovered 2-3 weeds poking up through my ABG vinyl lined pool. I plan on pulling the weeds through, from the top, and then patching the bottom with a patch.
    My questions are:
    1) Does anyone have a better solution?
    2) Could I have done anything to prevent this? (I orginally put out the recommended weed killer prior to installation
    3) Is vegetation around the perimeter of a pool a bad thing? (wife likes the look)




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    Re: Weeds through liner

    I am not an expert, but is it possible for a weed to grow through the vinyl liner unless there was a hole there first?

    Kind of late now, but you could have put down some landscapping fabric to prevent the weeds from growing.
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    Re: Weeds through liner

    cant see the weeds growing unless there was light.

    must have been a hole there first me thinks
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    Re: Weeds through liner

    Quote Originally Posted by scooter64
    I discovered 2-3 weeds poking up through my ABG vinyl lined pool. I plan on pulling the weeds through, from the top, and then patching the bottom with a patch.
    My questions are:
    1) Does anyone have a better solution?
    2) Could I have done anything to prevent this? (I orginally put out the recommended weed killer prior to installation
    3) Is vegetation around the perimeter of a pool a bad thing? (wife likes the look)



    Welcome to TFP!

    There are some weeds that can grow through the liner. No hole necessary!

    1. Until you actually pull the weed, you will not lose much water at all, because the weed is plugging the hole it created! However, your "pull and patch" solution is just about your only option!

    2. I will let others answer this

    3. depends on the vegetation. I would not personally have grass, but non-invasive shrubs and flowers are fine.

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    Re: Weeds through liner

    Quote Originally Posted by scooter64
    My questions are:

    2) Could I have done anything to prevent this? (I orginally put out the recommended weed killer prior to installation
    3) Is vegetation around the perimeter of a pool a bad thing? (wife likes the look)



    Sorry to hear about your troubles. Weed killer, like Round-Up is dependant on the weather. You can't spray it too early in spring before warm weather kits because the plant needs to be activly growing for it to work.

    Plants around the pool area can look nice. But I would be careful with the selection, trying to stay away from suckering trees or shrubs. Also...a tree that was recently cut down could spread a good number of suckers up away from the stump itself.

    good luck!
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    Re: Weeds through liner

    My pool has sprouted a sprig of grass....seems as though I have the same problem as the original poster, but not clear on what I should do from the responses he got, should I pull it out? Not real sure how it got thru sand, tarp AND the bottom of the viny pool, but we did spray before setting up, guess we missed a spot. Any ideas?
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    Re: Weeds through liner

    Nut grass is notorious for growing through pool liners. It doesn't need a hole, the sun, or anything else. Most weed killers won't touch it! Round-Up only kills what you can see of it and it'll come right back. At this point, pull it and patch is about the only thing you can do short of pulling the liner and sand and installing a barrier like Gorilla Pad or Perfect Pool Bottom. We installed the Perfect Pool Bottom on ours and it sticks out all around the pool about a foot.
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    Re: Weeds through liner

    We had the nut grass sprout up in a couple places with our first pool

    We ended up using the gorilla pad this time because of that.
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    Re: Weeds through liner

    Thanks guys...we had planned on leaving the pool up year round, so I guess I'll pull and patch! But I am going to check out what a Gorilla Pad and Perfect Pool Bottom are since I'm not familiar with them.
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    Re: Weeds through liner

    has anyone ever seen a weed split 5" thick concrete, or push through 6" of perfect asphalt? Sure weeds can grow without light - a pool liner is nothing for weeds to grow thorugh!

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