Intex swimming pools are known for their ease of installation and simple maintenance. They are ideal for neighborhoods that don't allow permanent above-ground pools because they can be dismantled at the end of the swimming season. While the pool surface is comprised of durable rubber, the integrity of the material can weaken after extended use causing tears and holes. Luckily, patching an Intex pool is not a difficult task. The job requires a scissors, the patching kit that comes with the pool and a few other tools and can be completed in a matter of minutes.
Patching the Inflatable Ring
Inflate the pool ring with an air pump to help locate the damaged area.
Mark the hole with a permanent marker.
Cut a circular patch to cover the hole you will be repairing. Use the clear patch material from the patching kit that comes with your Intex pool.
Place a small amount of patching adhesive on the area around the hole and on the circular patch. Allow both areas to sit for 10 minutes so the adhesive can cure.
Place patch on the hole and smooth from the center to the outer edges to remove any air bubbles.
Patching Pool Surface Above the Water Line
Cut a two circular patches from the patterned patching material that comes with the Intex pool patching kit.
Place a small amount of adhesive around the hole on both the inside and outside of the pool and on the circular patches.
Allow the patches to sit for 10 minutes before adhering to the pool surface.
Place the first patch over hole on the inside of the pool and smooth from the center to the outer edges to remove air bubbles.
Repeat Step 4 to apply the remaining patch to the damaged area on the outside of the swimming pool.
Patching a Hole Under Water
Cut a circular patch using the patterned patching material that comes with the Intex swimming pool.
Place a small amount of adhesive onto the patch.
Fold the patch so that the adhesive is inside the patch and allow to sit for 10 minutes so that the glue can cure.
Submerge the patch in the water, keep it folded until you are ready to adhere to the pool surface.
Place the patch over the hole and smooth from the center to the edges.
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