How to seal an inflatable pool: useful tips
Popular and popular summer vacation items are inflatable pools. They can be seen in almost every private or holiday home, especially if the family has children. For them, a pool filled with water is the funniest entertainment.
Any adult member of the family also likes to have his own pond, thanks to which a green lawn next to the house gives rise to thoughts about an exotic oasis. Despite the fact that the hot summer months in the year are not so many, the impressions of their own pond leaves a lot. Interrupt this pleasure can only puncture the walls of the pool by the efforts of children, animals or simply by imprudence. But this insignificant problem is completely correctable.
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Repair of inflatable pools can be done in two ways: ask for help from a dealer, through which you purchased a pool, or cope with the puncture yourself. Mention another way - vulcanization. You can ask for help from specialists in the workshop for tire vulcanization. Surely they know how to seal an inflatable pool, if it's rubber. And even if in such a workshop you are denied help, then advice will always be shared.You should be aware that the kit when buying a swimming pool is sometimes accompanied by a repair kit that contains everything necessary to seal the puncture. In any case, there is some description in the kit, it will help you decide how to seal an inflatable pool. For example, the repair kit, attached to the inflatable goods of the company Intex, contains:
b) vinyl transparent cover;
c) detailed instructions on the back of the repair kit package.
Having carefully studied it, you will easily understand how to seal an Intex inflatable pool. The famous Chinese manufacturer Intex specializes in the manufacture of many inflatable products made of polyvinyl chloride - mattresses, beds, armchairs, children's play centers, sledges and, of course, swimming pools. Therefore, the glue that is part of the repair kit is designed specifically for vinyl, from which the products of this company are made.
How to seal an inflatable pool yourself? Of course, every rubber inflatable product requires an individual approach to repair. Specialists apply sophisticated technology, special tools and tools. But to cope with the task it is quite possible and at home. We begin by looking for a puncture site on the dried product. A soap solution will help, which "gives out" the hole with its air-soap bubbles. You can find a hole in the product by dipping it in water. You can also partially pump an empty pool pump. A slight hiss of air will indicate the puncture site. This area must be degreased and sanded with sandpaper. For degreasing everything that is suitable in the house is used - pure alcohol, acetone, solvent. Then a round patch with the size of a 5-ruble coin made of the material corresponding to this inflatable product is cut out. The choice of glue should be approached with special care: super-glue is hardly suitable for PVC. Apply the glue on the patch. It should be remembered that its drying occurs quickly enough, and PVC - the material of the inflatable product - under the influence of the adhesive softens. Therefore, the patch without special delay is applied to the cleared puncture site, pressed from the center to the brim to expel air and hold for 10 minutes. You can use the pool after a day. Having independently provided "first aid" to your home mini-sea, you will forever remember how to seal an inflatable pool.