Small holes in liner

TarheelPool

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 29, 2007
86
Burlington, NC
I've been investigating the source of a leak for several weeks now this weekend I found some small holes in the liner in the shallow end. I have 2 issues stemming from this for which I would appreciate the advice of the forum users.

#1 - I would like for someone to run through the basics on patching a leak. I know this is elsewhere on the web but I think it would be useful to have at TFP, possibly as a sticky.

#2 - When the liner was put in, there were lots of places where the vermiculite/portland cement mixture was pushing against the bottom of the liner (see pic). The PB said the mixture had the consistency of coagulated sugar and would smooth out with pressure. For the most part, I have found this to be true but I noticed several of the pieces seemed a little harder than he described when I pushed them down with my foot although they did seem to break apart and smooth down as well. My question is whether these pieces could actually have worked through the liner in places and be the source of the small holes that I have now. Has anyone experienced this with an IG vinyl liner?

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Thanks,

Kevin
 

TarheelPool

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 29, 2007
86
Burlington, NC
Sean,

Can you (or someone) post issue #2 of this thread at PF for me. I'm working with the PB to get this resolved but would really be interested in input from other poolowners or the industry guys who may have experience with this issue.

Thanks,

Kevin
 

TarheelPool

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 29, 2007
86
Burlington, NC
As an update, I have since found some places under the liner that feel very hard to the point where I'm almost afraid to try to smooth them down for fear of pushing them through the liner.

Thanks,

Kevin
 

JohnT

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Apr 4, 2007
9,624
SW Indiana
TarheelPool said:
Sean,

Can you (or someone) post issue #2 of this thread at PF for me. I'm working with the PB to get this resolved but would really be interested in input from other poolowners or the industry guys who may have experience with this issue.

Thanks,

Kevin
Done!
 

haybird

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 29, 2007
211
Ontario
We had a vinyl pool done in Oct. last year. We had a two stage bottom done. Are material might be differnt, but before they dropped the liner in they used power grindders and ice scrapers on the bottom to make sure it was nice and smooth. Hope everything works out good luck!
 

jholling

New member
May 2, 2007
3
leak

Kevin,

I've been searching for my leak for 3 days now. I'm losing almost 2 inches a day. Did you call in the pool company to find the leak or did you find it on your own.? How much water were you losing? What did you find helpful in finding the leak?? Thanks,

Jed