Intex-style pools are made from slightly different material than vinyl pool liners, but they can also be patched, even on the outside. You don’t need to empty them, either. Patch kits for this type of pool usually include clear vinyl, blue vinyl, and exterior patch material (laminated PVC).
Can you patch an above ground pool with water in it?
The good news is that once you identify the area of the leak, you can repair it with the water still in the pool. Find a patch material that matches the shade of your current liner in the case have options in your patch material kit. If the leak is underwater, you can use a wet patch kit.
How do you patch a pool without a patch kit?
Tip: If you’ve just found a leak and you’re trying to figure out what to do: Grab a roll of duct tape, and cut a piece a bit larger than the hole. You can stick it right under water and rub it onto your liner. It won’t last forever, but it’ll help keep the water in your pool until you can properly patch it.
What happens if water gets behind pool liner?
What happens when water gets behind my pool liner? The water causes the liner to lose its original seal, which then can cause soft spots, wrinkles, and other imperfections that lead to a lifted, floating liner.
How big of a hole can you patch in a pool liner?
Patching your pool liner can work on a tear as little as 2-inches and as big as 8-inches depending on location and pool age. For example, if you have a 2-inch tear near your filtration system and your pool is ten years old, you can temporarily patch it while shopping for a new vinyl liner.
Does Flex Seal work on inflatable pools?
It will work great. This stuff is amazing. You can seal your pool liner and it will last and last.
Can you use flex tape in a pool?
It’s inconvenient and pool liners can cost hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars to replace. That’s why we recommend keeping Flex Tape or our Pool patch and repair kit nearby. The next time you find yourself with this problem, just use Flex Tape and your pool leak will be repaired in a matter of minutes.
Can you use a bike puncture repair kit on a pool?
Put glue on both the hole and the patch, you can use a piece of bike tubing as a patch, but make sure to scuff it if you do. Let the glue sit for a couple of minutes until it becomes tacky. Press both pieces together for a few minutes to ensure good adhesion.
Do pool patches really work?
This stuff works underwater and actually works better under water while curing, even if you’re just doing the ring which isn’t submersed normally. They recommend putting some kind of weight on the patch, which is great if you can, but the water seems to also work.