New metal frame pool with pinhole size leak on side wall

DIANAMURACA

New member
Jul 1, 2012
1
NJ
Hello.

I have just found this wonderful site.

I purchased a "summer splash" 15 x 42 metal frame pool. Everything went well during assembly. Started filling the pool up last night. Checked on it this morning and saw tiny drops of water coming out the sidewall of the pool near the bottom. It came with a patch kit (which i think is more designed for pools with the blow up top ring), put patch on outside of pool, water is still leaking out. We are now in the process of emptying the pool figuring that we will have to do that at some point to either correct the problem or return the pool.

Are there any solutions to this type of problem other than returning it and giving up for the summer?



"summer splash" 15 x 42 metal frame pool with attached filter. purchased and assembled 6/30/12
 

poolgranny

Well-known member
May 1, 2012
120
Mid-Missouri
Re: NEW METAL FRAME POOL WITH PINHOLE SIZE LEAK ON SIDE WALL

If it were me I would return it for an exchange.

May I suggest you read the BBB method and go to the poolschool for valuable information. It is well worth the time spent and will save you tons of headaches.
 

harrenst

Bronze Supporter
Apr 26, 2012
28
Re: 15 x 42 metal frame pool with pinhole leak on side - HEL

There's a product out there that's an underwater wet/dry goo for doing small patches. Cheers! I had a leak within the first hour of my pool also but it's been great ever since (goin on 2 months now)
 

Durf

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Jul 6, 2011
67
Re: NEW METAL FRAME POOL WITH PINHOLE SIZE LEAK ON SIDE WALL

Well I had a tree branch crash through my pool cover and make a quarter size hole in the bottom of the pool 2 winters ago. I patched the bottom and it still holds to this day. Patching under water is really easy.
 

jlsr

Well-known member
May 22, 2012
55
Re: NEW METAL FRAME POOL WITH PINHOLE SIZE LEAK ON SIDE WALL

Hi, we had the same problem with ours. I got an underwater patch kit from walmart and patched the pinhole from inside the pool. Worked great! No more leak and didn't have to drain a drop from the pool.
 

luvmyintex

Active member
Apr 18, 2011
33
Re: NEW METAL FRAME POOL WITH PINHOLE SIZE LEAK ON SIDE WALL

I agree with the others...Use the underwater patch. It works very well.
 

Bama Rambler

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Diana I merged all your duplicate topics and deleted the ones in all caps. Please keep related posts in this topic and refrain from using all caps

A patch kit as mentioned above is your best bet.