Replacing and repairing old vinyl liner of swimming pool

Fiberglass pools and vinyl liner pools and spas are cost-effective pool technologies. Although fiberglass pools and spas are very durable and easy to maintain, exposure to harsh chemicals and everyday wear and tear can cause cracks and bulges to appear.  Vinyl liners can also develop tears and holes. AquaBond offers Fiberglass Pool Repair kits, Vinyl Liner Pool Repair Kits and products that are easy enough to use on a small residential hot tub repair — and durable enough to be applied across a large water park. AquaBond fiberglass, acrylic and vinyl liner pool repair products will exceed your expectations.

To repair a crack or leak in your fiberglass or vinyl liner pool, first find out what the problem is:

  • Is a structural issue causing water loss?
  • Is the spa shell leaking?
  • Are there loose tiles?
  • Are the inlet valves or jets leaking?
  • Are the acrylic steps leaking at the seal?
  • Are the handrails loose?
  • Can an underwater repair be made or does the pool or spa need to be drained?

Once the problems are identified, selecting the right product for the job is the next step. AquaBond® has all the repair products professionals need to fix a wide variety of problems that occur in fiberglass pools, spas and hot tubs, as well as in vinyl pool liners.

The best product for the job is determined by the extent of the problem. Many leaks and cracks can be fixed underwater without draining the pool. However, sometimes the best solution is obtained by lowering the water level below the repair area. For technical advice on choosing the best product(s) for your situation give us a call at 714-961-1420 Ext 1.

Underwater Repair Kits and Products for Fiberglass, Vinyl or Acrylic Pool Cracks and Leaks

These AquaBond products can be mixed, applied and cured underwater – without draining the pool or spa!

AquaFlex Underwater Sealant can be used easily on almost any material and works extremely well as a sealant around skimmers, trim rings, valves and jets. It’s also the best solution for sealing thin and spider cracks in fiberglass and acrylic materials – or for reliably sealing leaks in vinyl pool liners underwater.

Because AquaFlex can be applied to wide surface areas on pool floors or side walls, it’s a cost-effective alternative to expensive leak detection when you only know the general area in which the underwater leak is occurring. And unlike patches, AquaFlex and its unique application system allow vinyl liner pool leaks to be sealed both on the inside and on the outside – with one application.

Fiberglass Pool Repair Kits and Products for Dry Surfaces

If emptying the pool or spa is necessary, we recommend the following products:

Structural Repair Adhesive is an extremely strong, fast-setting, two-part acrylic adhesive — the “super glue” of the pool and spa industry. Our fastest curing compound, it hardens in 5 minutes and requires little surface preparation. It’s ideal for all sorts of repairs on horizontal or vertical surfaces – from quickly and easily reattaching or replacing tiles to anchoring hand and grab rails.

Polyurethane Foam Crack Injection Kit permanently repairs leaking cracks in fiberglass pools or spas. The white polyurethane foam in this low-pressure injection kit expands to 25 times its original volume and seeps into every crack, fissure and void – plugging the entire thickness of the fiberglass. When cured, this permanent, waterproof resin maintains its volume and flexibility and is not subject to shrinkage, even through normal ground movement and thermal cycles.

Waterproof Permanent Gap & Seam Filler is a professional pool and spa sealant specially engineered to work like silicone caulk but with the added advantage of permanent flexibility! And our clear version remains clear. It’s also high viscosity and non-sag, making it “stay put” even on vertical surfaces. If the pool or spa is drained below the repair level, this is the most economical fix.

Have technical questions? Call AquaBond at 714-961-1420 Ext 1