Patch Material , kit supplied or surplus pool liner?


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Jul 31, 2019
So my 1 year old summer waves pool suffered a failure.
Sprung a leak and before it was spotted it displaced enough sand to tear along the hole i. The ground. Doing so dropped the water below filter ports and smoked the pump. Looking at replacement pump cost i found it more coast effective to buy a repalcement pool on clearance ...summerwaves 16'x48" for $150 . Pump was $70 and the liner tear was pretty big . Attempting to save the pool by patching uderwater the patch kept getting sucked out of the hole!

Now the question. Should i retain a hunk of the old liner for future patches. The patch material in the kits does not seem to be as "strong" as the OEM liner.