How To Repair Your In-Ground Pool

by / Thursday, 31 October 2013 / Published in Blog

Pool Repair

For many pool owners that have invested in an in-ground, the potential for cracks in inevitable, especially since the pool has a concrete base. When your pool does suffer a crack, the repairs are fairly simple if you think it is something you could accomplish, yourself. Otherwise, there is nothing wrong with hiring pool professionals.

However, if you do think that you could manage the repairs on your own, you just need a few simple tools and materials.

Let’s go through the steps of repairing a crack in your in-ground pool and see if you think you could handle it…

Gather Your Tools…

For this project, you’ll need a chisel, a patching kit, and Permaflex.

Drain It

The first step in fixing your pool is draining the water to where it is below the crack. Once the pool is drained, inspect the crack and it there is any loose material; clean it out so the patch has a clean surface to stick to. Often times, using a chisel helps in cleaning out the pool cracks.

Prime Time

The next step in repairing your pool is priming it. To prime it, take the Permaflex and coat the damaged area with it. Priming is what ensures that the patch will bond with the concrete.

Mix It Up

The final step in fixing your in-ground concrete pool is mixing the solution inside the patching kit. The mixture will be thick and needs to be applied to the damaged area, then stick on the patch. Once you stick the patch on, add another coat or two of Permaflex in order to seal the patch and prevent any future leaking.

Those are essentially the steps you will need to take if you want to repair your own in-ground pool. It’s a circumstance where if you don’t need to spend the money, don’t – but if you feel like you may not be able to do any of those steps properly, then look into hiring pool maintenance professionals.