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    leak in drain body

    Anybody use plain silicone to fix a small leak in bottom of a pool?
    There is a small gap between the plaster ring and the drain body that is letting water drain between the two, Small slow leak. Just wondering if a bead of silicone will do the trick, im pretty sure it will work but for how long?
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    Re: leak in drain body

    I don't think you'll be able to get a bond underwater.
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    Re: leak in drain body

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    I don't think you'll be able to get a bond underwater.
    pool is drained and dry.
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    Re: leak in drain body

    It would be better to use a two part pool putty. The silicone will just be washed away after a while.
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