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    Default tear in above ground pool liner causing hole 12" wide and 9" deep

    I'm posting this for a friend so info on my account not for this pool. His is an oval much bigger and deeper pool. We live in Florida and it's very sandy here but still concerned about the hole this tear, about 2" long caused. He had the land surveyed by a sinkhole company before installation and they said it was ok.

    I dove down to try and patch it and the pull from the hole took the patch out of my hand. It was that strong. Covered it with a bowl and it leaked slower but liner will have to be replaced. Anyone had a fast leak that caused holes in the earth below it?
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    15 ft Intex 3200 gallon agp. Intex GP53366EG 2500 gph pump with size B filter as of 5/21/2012. Used 1000gph pump before that for 2 yrs.

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    Default Re: tear in above ground pool liner causing hole 12" wide and 9" deep

    oh forgot. The hole is about 12" in diameter and 9" deep and there seem to be smaller ones around the bigger hole.
    15 ft Intex 3200 gallon agp. Intex GP53366EG 2500 gph pump with size B filter as of 5/21/2012. Used 1000gph pump before that for 2 yrs.

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    Default Re: tear in above ground pool liner causing hole 12" wide and 9" deep

    Yikes! I can't help really, but I am curious. What "pull" caused the patch to leave your hands?
    26K gal 20x40 rectangular IG vinyl pool; Apr 2014: New pump, liner, auto-cover, & water; Pentair Whisperflo 1HP pump; Pentair Trition sand filter; Cover/Star CS-500 auto cover; Taylor K-2006C; OTO

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    Default Re: tear in above ground pool liner causing hole 12" wide and 9" deep

    The force of the water going into the split in the liner when I put my hands near it. After losing the patch we got a heavy glass salad bowl i was going to put upside down on the split in liner and had a space picked out in the hole to place it in and the force of the pull put the bowl in another spot.
    15 ft Intex 3200 gallon agp. Intex GP53366EG 2500 gph pump with size B filter as of 5/21/2012. Used 1000gph pump before that for 2 yrs.

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    Default Re: tear in above ground pool liner causing hole 12" wide and 9" deep

    I missed your response until now. Any updates?
    26K gal 20x40 rectangular IG vinyl pool; Apr 2014: New pump, liner, auto-cover, & water; Pentair Whisperflo 1HP pump; Pentair Trition sand filter; Cover/Star CS-500 auto cover; Taylor K-2006C; OTO

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    Default Re: tear in above ground pool liner causing hole 12" wide and 9" deep

    Probably Replacing liner. The hole did not get any bigger but we'll wait and see what the well established pool company has to say about the ground before we go ahead. It was only four years old. Don't think that should have happened
    15 ft Intex 3200 gallon agp. Intex GP53366EG 2500 gph pump with size B filter as of 5/21/2012. Used 1000gph pump before that for 2 yrs.

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