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Applying a Pool Patch


How do I apply a dry patch to the liner?

Lower the water level beneath the hole on the side of the pool. Clean both sides of the liner, ensuring that the area is dry. If the patches are not round, cut the patches into round shapes, as sharp edges have a tendency to leak. Apply the dry patch to each side of the hole sandwiching the hole between the two patches. This will ensure that the sealing adhesive bonds on both sides of the hole. Ensure there are no air bubbles by pressing down in an outward circular motion, which will push out any trapped air. Let patches sit for at least 24 hours before adding water back into the pool.  The patch with build strength over the 24 hours.


How do I apply wet patch with adhesive under water?

Cut the patch into a rounded shape. Make sure the patch is large enough to cover damaged area. Apply adhesive sparingly to one side of the patch. Fold the patch in half over on itself. Once you reach the damaged area under the water, unfold patch and immediately apply to the liner. Squeeze out any air bubbles or excess water and smooth out patch. Do not disturb patch for at least 12 hours.


How do I apply a adhesive vinyl patch to an inflatable pool?

Apply the pool vinyl adhesive to the patch sparingly. Press the patch tight to the surface being repaired ensuring to get all air bubbles out between patch and surface. Allow to stand overnight before inflating.


How would I apply a peel-and-stick wet patch?

Make sure area is clean. Cut patch with rounded corners at ¾-inch larger than the hole. Separate the protective sheet from patch, then place the patch over the center of the hole and press firmly. Work out air and water bubbles from underneath the edges. Do not disturb patch for 30 minutes. The longer the patch remains, the more positive the bond. Note: If applied to an inflatable surface, do not inflate for 30 minutes.

If you are in need of a pool patch, wet or dry, please contact our customer service at 1-888-919-0070.  You can buy patches and other pool components at

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