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How to Repair a Pool Liner With Tape

By Justin A. Mann
Keep your pool liner in good condition with regular maintenance.
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When a swimming pool is constructed, a liner is put into place to separate the pool water from the pool bottom. Over time, the liner endures much wear and can become torn. Torn pool liners no longer prevent water from reaching the pool bottom and are a serious risk to the integrity of the pool.

Cut a length of waterproof tape slightly larger than the tear in the liner.

Press the length of tape firmly to the tear. Hold the tape firmly in place for at least 10 seconds. Wear goggles if you're applying the tape underwater.

Smooth the edges of the tape. Run your fingers over the surface of the tape to remove wrinkles.


Things You Will Need

  • Scissors
  • Waterproof tape
  • Goggles


  • If the tape does not hold when you're applying it underwater, drain the pool water so that the tear is above the waterline, then apply the tape.

About the Author


Justin A. Mann has been a freelance writer since 2007. Mann is experienced with computers and all things relating to swimming pools, and he uses his knowledge in these fields to write articles for various websites. Mann is an English major at East Central University.