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    My solar panel has sprung a leak! Oh no!!

    Just hooked up the panels and one of them has a tiny pin prick of a leak. Is there a way to patch it? I'm in the middle of a google search but haven't found anything yet. Would love some help!

    Thanks
    24' AG - Built July 06
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    2 - 2x20 Solar panels

    Can't wait for the warm weather!!!

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    Re: My solar panel has sprung a leak! Oh no!!

    My good friend, user Cubbybeave, reported successfully using CrazyGlue on his solar panel, a puncture by his dog's nails....

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/my-95...er-t12784.html

    I'm not sure if this will work for you but thought I'd mention it.
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    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: My solar panel has sprung a leak! Oh no!!

    If that doesn't work, you can cut the tube and seal both ends of the cut with a lag bolt (or screw) that is coated in silicon - allow it to dry before using. Obviously that tube is no longer helping heat the pool, but it does work (I have a panel that has an entire section set up this way in order to go around a roof vent).
    20 x 40 vinyl IG. SWG. Solar. Ikeric VS pump.

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    Re: My solar panel has sprung a leak! Oh no!!

    Thanks for the responses. I found a repair kit on ebay for 12.95 so hopefully that will work.

    Hopefully we can get it fixed soon since we are burning sunshine!! LOL Although it's only been the 60's here so no swimming yet. Kind of a bummer for June ya know.
    24' AG - Built July 06
    Sand filter
    SWG
    2 - 2x20 Solar panels

    Can't wait for the warm weather!!!

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