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Old 10-09-2016, 11:16 AM
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I have a vinyl lined, salt water swimming pool with a small 1/4 " hole in the wall about 2' below the water line. I was thinking of cutting a 1" square piece of left over vinyl liner and using 3M 5200 to "glue" it on over the hole. I just wonder if the 5200 will ever cure?
Old 10-09-2016, 11:32 AM
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Yes, it will cure. Urethane is actually a moisture cured compound. I'm not sure how well it will stick to the pvc however. It may work or it may not. I don't think the 5200 reacts well to prolonged exposure to chlorine. It would be best to lower the water level below the hole and use the proper pvc cement.

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Whether it will cure or not is only part of the equation. I doubt you'll get it to stick underwater.

If you want to use 5200, you'll have to drain it a bit.

Or, you could use the vinyl liner with an adhesive made for use underwater. Something like this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Vinyl-Poo...2280/203796269
Just one I found. I have a concrete pool, so haven't tried this.
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Yes, but try using life caulk instead, it will cure much faster.
Old 10-09-2016, 11:53 AM
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Just curious, any way of putting a 3 sided plastic box around the area and bailing the water out of it to fix the hole instead of dumping all that water out of the pool and refilling?
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Go to a pool supply shop and buy a vinyl repair kit. They're cheap and the included cement goes off underwater. Comes with a piece of vinyl material that you cut to size with scissors. Its a 5 minute job
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Go to a pool supply shop and buy a vinyl repair kit. They're cheap and the included cement goes off underwater. Comes with a piece of vinyl material that you cut to size with scissors. Its a 5 minute job
This is what I use. I have a bunch of patches in my liner!
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As mentioned they make kits to fix this. No need in reinventing the wheel
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I have only owned concrete pools but it only takes a simple google search to find there are products specifically designed for that purpose.
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Yes it will cure underwater.

You can buy vinyl patches that are like a sticker for a leak in your pool, just peel off the back and stick it on. I tried the one with the glue it did not work too well the peel and stick was great. I fixed a small leak in mine last year.
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I wouldn't use 5200 for this. Awhile back I tried 5200 for a few things out of the realm of its intended purposes. I'm not crazy about the stuff and don't put nearly as much faith in it as a lot of members here do.
Just one application that failed miserably was caulking in a fiberglass whirlpool bathtub. It turned yellow and started failing in a matter of a few months.
It will cure when wet, moisture actually helps it cure, but again, I wouldn't use it here.
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try Gorilla Tape

I patched a hole in a above ground pool years ago and its still there holding water. The patch was near the bottom about 4' deep
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Thanks for the input. I bought a vinyl pool patch kit that seems to be holding so far. Time will tell.

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