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Pool leak
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bob ny    Posted 06-24-2003 at 04:26:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
our pool developed a leak arojnd the skimmer it appears thwt during the winter the netal side bent around the skimmer plates i tightened all screws slowed a little packed cloth around leak slowed a lot is there any sealant i could put around the skimmer or do i have to drain 10 inched of water off and put new gasket and sealer
point of info. i have a well and that much water may cause problems although we have had quite a bit of ratn this spring oh yeah the sealant i'm looking for should be able to be applied under water inside the pool (probably have better luck winning mega-bocks)

Greg VT    Posted 06-24-2003 at 08:07:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
3-M makes a sealer/adhesive called "3-M 5200" used for marine applications. It cures under water and is unbelievably strong but remains somewhat flexible. It is intended for permanent installations so be careful if you use it as you will not get it off after. The "3-M 4200" is also good but is not quite so aggressive and can be removed with the right solvent.

Salmoneye    Posted 06-24-2003 at 04:52:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are plenty of under-water pucky goos available at all pool emporiums...

For future reference, there are also under-water two part epoxies that are available for repairing broken plastic parts like that frame around the skimmer box...


Ron/PA    Posted 06-24-2003 at 04:44:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bob, I've used these wet patchs near the bottom of our liner, and a friend of mine used this tubo of goop around his skimmer, and it worked fine. He got his from a local dealer, but I would imagine this would do as well.

Later Ron

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