Help! I've sprung a leak

Stephs2125

Well-known member
Apr 18, 2017
47
SE Michigan
Pool Size
43000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Hello! One of the elbow pieces has cracked (going from the heater to the return jets). I've called around and no one can get out to repair it in the next week (at best). The leak is bad, I cannot run my pump without keeping my hose in the water to replace what I am losing via the leak. This plumbing is beyond my abilities. I don't have the skills/knowledge to replace this myself. Is there a product or something you would recommend as a bandaid/temporary fix until I can get someone out? I can't go a week w/o running my filter or I'll have a swamp. Any suggestions?

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jtpipkin

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Oct 2, 2016
330
albany, ga
This seems very doable. Thanks for this recommendation.
very doable and easy. just make sure you let it cure for the recommended time according to instructions or you'll have a patched leak. You may want to roll it into a ring and attach it to itself to encompass the pipe and insure it doesn't fall off. I don't think it will, but it would make me feel better. That make sense?
 

Stephs2125

Well-known member
Apr 18, 2017
47
SE Michigan
Pool Size
43000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
very doable and easy. just make sure you let it cure for the recommended time according to instructions or you'll have a patched leak. You may want to roll it into a ring and attach it to itself to encompass the pipe and insure it doesn't fall off. I don't think it will, but it would make me feel better. That make sense?
I think so, yes!
 
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