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    intex pool leaking

    Guys I have a small pin hole on the bottom of my intex 16ft ultra frame pool where it curves to bottom I need to get this fixed quick what can I do?!?!?

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    Re: intex pool leaking

    Use an underwater vinyl patch. I thought the Intex pools came with some.
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    Re: intex pool leaking

    if it is a small hole, a generous amount of PVC glue and a scrap piece of vinyl makes a decent patch as well. when I cut my intex last year to install the hayward skimmer... all went well until as I was finishing up, I did something incredibly stupid and bumped the sidewall with my exacto knife, puncturing a 1/4 inch gash in the liner!!!

    quickly I grabbed the pvc cement I had laying nearby, used my exacto knife to cut a 1 x 1 square out of the scrape vinyl I had from the hole for the skimmer I just cut, and put a good amound of PVC cement on it, slapped it on the outside of the pool and held pressure on it for about 5-7 minutes.

    hasnt leaked yet....
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    Re: intex pool leaking

    This leak is at the curve from sidewall to bottom

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    Re: intex pool leaking

    The patches are vinyl ... so they should be able to curve as well.
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    Re: intex pool leaking

    I hust tried applying one of the patches the pool came with it say to use pvc cement well it did work just fell right off after a few mins of holding it there

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    Re: intex pool leaking

    I didn't get any spare patches with my new Intex.... I was bummed.... I'll have to get one just to have on hand...
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