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    Cracked stairs!!!! Help.....

    I have a pool that is about 15 years old. This spring I found a crack about 3" long on the middle stair. I put some caulking on it and haven't had any problems. Until now. I lost about 6" of water last night and I looked at the crack. Caulk is gone and steps are leaking. Can anyone help me on sealing these plastic steps? What do I do???

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    Re: Cracked stairs!!!! Help.....

    Welcome to the forum.

    Is it a vinyl pool? How can you tell the steps are leaking? Where is the water coming out?
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    Re: Cracked stairs!!!! Help.....

    Depending what kind of pool your talking about, I use 3M 5200 to repair leaks under water, this stuff is a pain to mess with, but it does work good for me, does not look pretty because it's white and dries white, and can be applied under water.
    There is also another material that works underwater, much easier to work with, I'm not sure if it hardens, both can be found at Home Depot, this other stuff is called Groov it's an apoxy, I have never tried it, but I plan to in the future depending on the repair I need to do.
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    Re: Cracked stairs!!!! Help.....

    I came home from lunch to find the leak. That's when I made the post. Drained all afternoon to this.

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    I put this on the 3" or so crack.

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    Waiting on the full hour to sand and hopefully paint so I can re fill with this.
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    Has anyone used this stuff?

    Does anyone have a better idea?

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    Re: Cracked stairs!!!! Help.....

    Depends, how hard does that stuff get, 3M 5200 stays pliable, and I think it would look better with the white pool.
    Where is a close up picture of the crack.
    Owner of Pool Service Pro, Hilmar, Ca.
    Biggest fish shot, 35 pound halibut, this was not in my 12,000 AG pool, Kreepy krawly vacuum that's obsessed with tying itself into knots.

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    Re: Cracked stairs!!!! Help.....

    It won't let me upload it. This stuff didn't work. Looking for the 5200now.

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    Re: Cracked stairs!!!! Help.....

    I cleaned that **** off...JUNK

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    Re: Cracked stairs!!!! Help.....

    NorCal, thanks for the advise. The 5200 worked great. I used that and the 2" fire hydrant to refill. 7000 gallons in one hr and fifteen min.

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