Home & Garden Swimming Pools & Water Fountains & Ponds

Pool Liner Repair

    • 1). Turn off your pool's skimming system. Drip a couple of drops of food coloring into the water along the side of the pool.

    • 2). Watch the food coloring to see what it does. If it stays in one place while slowly dispersing, the leak is not in that area. If it is rapidly drawn toward the liner and out of the pool, you have found the leak.

    • 3). Wipe the area around the leak or crack clean with a cloth. There can be no dirt or algae on the liner where you will be applying the putty or it will not adhere well.

    • 4). Unwrap the two portions of pool putty. Each putty will be labeled. One will be the resin and one will be the hardening agent.

    • 5). Cut off a portion of the resin with a razor knife. The amount you cut off will depend on the size of the hole or crack you are repairing. Set the resin aside. Cut off an equal portion of the hardening agent.

    • 6). Mix the two putties together in your hand. They mix easily by rolling them into a ball, stretching them out and rolling them again. Continue blending until the two colors of the putty are thoroughly mixed and one color does not show more than the other color.

    • 7). Flatten the putty out so that it is about 1/4-inch thick. Push the putty onto the side of your pool, directly on top of the vinyl liner and over the leak or crack. Smooth the edge of the putty with your fingers so it blends with the wall of the pool. Do not use your pool until the putty has time to harden the amount of time recommended by the manufacturer.

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