How to Repair Inground Swimming Pool Leaks


It's very common to get a leak in your inground swimming pool. If you're lucky enough to find the leak, you can easily repair it on your own. In some instances, it's necessary to call a professional diver in to locate leaks.

Repair a Leak in a Concrete Inground Pool

  • Drain the water in the pool below the crack or leak so that you have easy access and can make repairs.

  • Remove any loose substrate, scrape clean and dry the area.

  • Prime the damaged area with one coat of PermaFlex. This first coat penetrates into the concrete surface and helps the patch adhere permanently.

  • Mix liquid rubber base and thickening activator together to create a thick mixture.

  • Use your mixture to patch and profile cracks, seams and rough areas.

  • Brush, roll or spray on an additional two to three coats of PermaFlex to seal the patch.

  • Apply a two-part swimming pool epoxy.

Repair a Leak in a Vinyl Lined Pool

  • Locate the tear in the vinyl. Check with your local pool supply company for a recommendation of a pool diver who can help locate the leak, if the tear isn't obvious.

  • Purchase a vinyl repair kit at a local hardware store or nearby pool company.

  • Use the adhesive glue to adhere the vinyl patch to the liner. Follow the exact directions on the repair kit.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't drain your vinyl lined pool. If your tear is below the surface of the water, purchase an underwater or wet patch kit.

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