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Thread: Need advise on patch kits

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007

    Need advise on patch kits

    Well a kinda funny thing happen to my pool this weekend. Had solar cover on pool and had to leave early Saturday morning for daughter's ballgame when I notice part of the solar cover had been pushed away about 3 feet. Thinking my nephew and a buddy wanted to take a dip in the middle of the night didn't think much about it. When I got home 3 1/2 hours later I notice water all around the pool and when I got closer I could tell we had lost about 3 inches of water. Well, I knew immediately what happen. Went over to where the solar cover had been pushed back and found two rips in the liner. We live in the country and we are surrounded by deer and the night before I had seen one come right up to the pool just grazing around and walked down to the fence and jumped over it like it wasn't even there. I really think the deer walked up to the back of the pool and thinking it was a fence and just jumped over it landing in it. Well I have two rips in my liner on the wall the shape of upside down "V". We patched with a under water kit and it seems to be holding, but wanted some advise on anything else I should do and how well do these hold up. Only had pool since July and already got rips in my liner.
    30' Above Ground/vinyl liner
    1.5 HP Pump/300# sand filter

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    You are lucky said deer found its way out, and did not completely destroy your liner!!

    8200 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool,
    Intex SWCG, 12" sand filter, 1600gph pump, TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, Chlorine/CYA Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Wow... this is pretty bizarre especially for an AG pool. I wonder how the deer got out???

    I had to patch a small hole in the bottom of my pool where a root had grown through. Granted, this is a very small patch, but it has held very well. It has been patched for over 2 years, maybe 3.
    Current Pool: IG Concrete / 11,000 gal. / Sand filter / Solar heat / Hayward CL200 / Screened / TF Testkit
    Pool owner since 2001. Thanks TFP for helping me convert off Baquacil after six years!

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'
    You may want to check if your homeowner's insurance would cover a new liner. (Just a thought, but a patched liner will not have the integrity of a whole one) The patches, when properly applied, can last for 20+ years, but that's not a guarantee, if you can get a new liner, that would be preferable.

    If you doubt the ability of the patch to keep it's seal, I'll give you a few tips on getting it to stay as long as the liner is still viable 8)

    Please post back, and we'll help you out.
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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