How to Fix a Hole in Vinyl Swimming Pool Liner Underwater Repair



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How to Fix a Hole in Vinyl Swimming Pool Liner Underwater Repair

Fixing a leaky vinyl liner with holes in it can be done by homeowners, however we recommend calling a professional pool diver who can inspect your liner and make any patch repairs on site. We explain and show you the process of how to apply a vinyl patch underwater with our GoPro camera.

Contrary to popular belief, the patches that are used need to be wet. The glue is applied to the patch poolside before diving back to the location of the hole.

Steps to Repair a Hole in Liner:
1) Using a swim mask or googles, identify where the hole is that needs to be patched
2) Using a new piece of vinyl, Cut a patch that is slightly larger than the hole
3) Apply bonding cement (glue) to the underneath side of the patch and lightly fold in half so the glue is on the inside
4) Swim back to the area and apply the patch
5) Use an adequate amount of pressure when applying the patch to the liner, being careful not to slide it
6) Run your finger around the edge of the patch to secure it and wipe away any excess glue that may have been squeezed out from under the patch

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6 comments

  1. Family-owned since 1989, E-Z Test Pool Supplies has 3 retail stores in the Southern NH and Metro-Boston area, plus an extensive online store for all things pool related. Shop over 20,000 pool products at https://www.eztestpools.com

  2. What is the bonding cement you used? I see stuff online for skin bonding cement and then another style bought at a hardware store.

  3. You mentioned "bonding cement" in the video (at 2:19), but at the beginning, your graphic says "vinyl adhesive glue" (at :22). However, you call it "vinyl adhesive cement" (at :27). Can you please clarify this? We have a pin-hole leak on the side of our above-ground pool and I don't want to buy the wrong thing. Thank you!!

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