Hole on my pool, and rust. Fixable ?

JeffB44

New member
May 22, 2017
4
Quebec
Hi, my pool is leaking from a 1" hole on the wall, and the liner is also perforated at this same spot. There's a rust spot on the wall. (See pictures). My pool is 24 feet, round. From 2008.

1) Is it fixable ?

2) what would be the steps ?



Thanks!
 

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jasnovanorder

Bronze Supporter
Jul 2, 2015
201
Hamilton Michigan
Depends on how much you want to invest. You could replace both the liner and the metal side panel. Or you could clean the rust paint it and put a cushion between the spot and the liner then patch the liner.
 

jasnovanorder

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Jul 2, 2015
201
Hamilton Michigan
Thank you. I don't want to invest too much. I plan on changing my pool next summer (and make it smaller).
with that being the case. Pull the liner back from that spot clean it with some sandpaper and give it a shot of paint. Then put a few layers of duct tape or something for some cushion from the rust edges. Then patch the hole in the liner and you should be good to go.
 

plabar

New member
May 20, 2017
3
Twin Lakes
It's going to be worse from the inside. Pull back the liner, scrape aware any rust and than post pictures.
Even though you are replacing it next year you don't want to risk a blow out.
 

phonedave

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May 30, 2012
646
Montville NJ
It's going to be worse from the inside. Pull back the liner, scrape aware any rust and than post pictures.
Even though you are replacing it next year you don't want to risk a blow out.

Exactly

That could be really really bad on the inside. IF it is rusted badly enough on the inside, you could be risking a serious blowout. I actually happend to my brother one year. His return was leacking, and he never fixed it. It looked OK from the outside, but insde the rust was working its magic. It blew out the side of his pool while a bunch of kids were in it.

It is is really bad under the liner, you *could* patch it, by cleaning up the spot, priming the rusted areas, and then bridging the hole with a peice of aluminum. Cover the polt heads with foam and put the liner back, that should get you through a season.
 

JeffB44

New member
May 22, 2017
4
Quebec
Removing the liner would basically mean that I change the whole liner (unlikely to fit back), which I would have preferred avoiding to be honest.
 

Casey

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Apr 16, 2007
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SW PA
Removing the liner would basically mean that I change the whole liner (unlikely to fit back), which I would have preferred avoiding to be honest.
No,it doesn't. Drain the pool below the spot and pull the liner back in the section to be worked on.Use a shop vac to remove any rust you accumulate. Patch the wall and rehang the liner. Fill the pool.
 

phonedave

Well-known member
May 30, 2012
646
Montville NJ
Removing the liner would basically mean that I change the whole liner (unlikely to fit back), which I would have preferred avoiding to be honest.
You only have to drain the pool down to a point where you can work on the rust. Let's put it this way, if the interior is so rusted that you would have to drain the pool to a point where you would have to replace the liner, then you really should be considering just giving up on the pool.

-dave