Marlig Fix A Leak 1 Quart - 32OZFAL

$32.99

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Model # 32OZFAL

By Marlig Industries

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Model # 32OZFAL

Alternate Part #'s 189317, AMG-50-100, FAL32EACH, MLIFIXALEAK32

Product Description

Try Fix-A-Leak before you call for expensive leak detection services or repairs!  

This patented formula is made of a concentrated material designed to seal leaks in pools and spas.  Fix-A-Leak can provide a permanent seal for holes up to 1/8 inch diameter in the walls, floor, shell, and suction and plumbing lines.

  • 48 hours to harden and cure
  • Use 1 quart for pools up to 22,000 gallons
  • Use 4 oz per 250 gallons for spas
  • Safe for salt chlorine systems
  • Easy to follow instructions right on the bottle

Product Specifications

Size:
32 oz.
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?     Asked on 5/10/2020 by kelly

hi will this work on hot tub if leak is suspected at the manifold?
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A  Answered on 1/6/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Kelly, if the leak is minor it should work however if it's a more serious leak then replacing or reattaching the manifold may be required. 
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?     Asked on 4/23/2020 by Andy

I have a DE filter, if I set the multiport value to recirculate. Do i have to remove the grids from the filter before using the product?
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A  Answered on 4/23/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

No, you are not required to remove the filter grids when using this product and placing the valve in the recirculate position. 
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?     Asked on 10/24/2019 by

I have a slight leak at the auto fill could this help?
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A  Answered on 10/25/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This product can be used.
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?     Asked on 4/27/2019 by mark ayash

I have a plaster pool that seems to have a leak..I am suspecting it's a return line because if the pump is off I don't lose water but with pump running it drops. My question is can you run a cartridge filter ( hayward 4030) without cartridges? I tried it last year with old pump and it wasn't working
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A  Answered on 5/4/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mark. Yes, you can operate the Hayward 4030 without the cartridges.
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?     Asked on 4/8/2019 by Richard Mabry

I have a 25,000 gallon in ground vinyl pool that is salt water. I lose a 1/4" to 1/2"total per day, and I cannot find any visual leaks. I understand that if it is a 1/8" of less in an underground pipe it will fix it on the return side. What about the suction side? I it happens to be in the vinyl of the pool will it find it.?
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A  Answered on 4/27/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Steve M.

Hi, Richard. In order to get this product to fix a suction leak, you must reverse the flow of water, to force the material through the leak under pressure. Preferably 5-10 psi. until the leak has stopped. That is because in most cases suction lines only leak water when the filter pump is shut off. Normal circulation will simply draw FIX-A-LEAK away from the leak and if the pump is shut off the material will simply not get to the leak.
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  • Commented on 6/25/2019 by Product Owner

    I think i might try this. I believe it is leaking on the suction side. How do I reverse water?
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  • Commented on 5/13/2019 by Product Owner

    How do you control the pressure to "preferably 5-10 psi"?
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?     Asked on 7/28/2018 by Evelyn

Product just arrived. I have a salt water inground pool. Pool leak stops when goes below skimmer. I have been using the bottom drains. There is no water in the skimmer. Do I have to put water in the skimmer before using? And if so after adding, do I put on recirculate and pull from bottom drains?
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A  Answered on 8/3/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Evelyn. Yes, you will have to get the water level above the skimmer before adding this product. 
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?     Asked on 7/6/2018 by Angie

will this product find the leak as well?
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A  Answered on 7/6/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Angie. Yes, it will locate and seal the leak if applicable. 
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?     Asked on 6/2/2018 by George

i have a Marque Spa which leaks. I've used Fix A Leak before with success. My question: After filling the spa, can I add the Fix A Leak right away or does the water need to be at operating temp before adding? Thanks
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A  Answered on 6/2/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, George. The spa does not have to be at operating temperature. It can be freshly filled at room temperature. Instructions are available via http://www.fixaleak.com/hot-tubs-spas.
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?     Asked on 5/30/2018 by Steff

will you damage your spa if you pour in approx. 1/2 the Bottle of Fix a Leak in a 1500 L hot tub,
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A  Answered on 6/1/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Steff. You will not damage your spa, however, your spa water will need to be changed. 
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?     Asked on 11/4/2017 by John

Can Fix a Leak be used on a dry surface of the pool or spa that is leaking of can it only be used under water??
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A  Answered on 11/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, John. This product cannot be used on a dry surface. Here are the Fix-A-Leak Instructions - Pool.
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?     Asked on 8/6/2017 by Rich

Hi, I have a leak in my hot tub heating unit around the gasket seals on both end of the heater in my hot tub(leak is between metal parts and the gaskets). Do you suggest I use the product for this . Also a leak around the drain plug (where it screws into PVC pipe, all are small but constant drips. Rich
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A  Answered on 8/8/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Rich. This product can be used but for a permanent solution I would recommend replacing the gaskets and the drain plug. 
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?     Asked on 6/21/2017 by

Is this safe for fish I have an above ground pool that is salt water and I have a leak.
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A  Answered on 7/4/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This product is not safe for fish but can be used in a salt water above ground pool.
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?     Asked on 6/2/2017 by Robin

does this really work
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A  Answered on 6/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes we have sold many bottles of fix a leak with great success. You do need to be realistic about its abilities as will not fix cracks in the pool shell for example.
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?     Asked on 5/25/2017 by Carly

Will the fix a leak affect plants when drained out of hot tub?
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A  Answered on 5/25/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello Carly, this should be safe, but this bonds to the plumbing and there wouldn't that much running through the lines that wouldn't effect your plants.
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?     Asked on 5/24/2017 by Tom

I have a leak under the concrete in one of the PVC pipes that leads to a jet in the swim out lounge in my inground pool. Will this product work? If so, how much should I use? Where to I put it in to make sure it gets to the underground pipe?
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A  Answered on 5/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Tom. This product can be used to seal hairline cracks in pvc pipes. Click this link >Fix-A-Leak/Pool to read application instructions.
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?     Asked on 4/8/2017 by Larry Miller

Have cracks around my skimmer, can I use this to fix them. Is their a aerosol can to spray on cracks? Have fiber glass pool.
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A  Answered on 4/10/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Larry. Unfortunately, this item will not work on cracks. I would recommend using the AquaMend Underwater Repair Epoxy Putty, 4 Oz. Stick - 88-265-1005.
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?     Asked on 3/19/2017 by Ken

does this product work on suction leaks?
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A  Answered on 3/21/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Ken. This product can be used to stop suction leaks but not in a swimming pool. In order for this product to work on a suction leak, water circulation will have to be reversed. For more info, you can visit www.fixaleak.com.
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?     Asked on 2/22/2017 by Andy Cox

Will this product stop a slow leak on cedar hot tub between floor & staves? I do not have a filter or pump either. Tub was leaking all around bottom but has stoped except slow leak in six inch space.
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A  Answered on 2/23/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

I would recommend draining the hot tub and patching the leak and then if it is still leaking use the fix a leak to take care of the miniscal leaks. Six inches is asking a lot for a liquid solution like that.
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?     Asked on 1/18/2017 by Michael S.

I have an approx 16k gal unground pool...Would I just put this into the skimmer and run the pump or would I have to drain the pool.
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A  Answered on 1/18/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Hello Michael- Here is a link to the Fix-a-Leak website that outlines the instructions for treating your pool with this product. Please read the instructions before using this product. This product needs to be circulated when added so you do not turn off the pool. You will want to remove the filter (cartridge/D.E. grids) before adding. Fix-a-Leak is a heavy product and needs to be circulated every 4-6 hours with a brush or a pool cleaner vacuum.
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?     Asked on 1/10/2017 by stuart Lewine

I treated my attached gunite spa with Fix a Leak, I thought with complete success. It held the completely full spa for 60 hours without any water loss. Now after a week under normal operation, I am beginning to see the level slowly go down. About 1/2 inch in less than 24 hrs. I guess I need to re treat and hopefully re- seal what ever is leaking. Any thoughts? Thanks, Stu.
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A  Answered on 1/10/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Adam Y.

Good morning Stuart, Sometimes on the size of the leak it will need to be retreated. If it doesn't work on the second treatment . The size of the leak will be to large and you would have to possibly look into a leak detection company.
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?     Asked on 12/26/2016 by Stu

I have a 500 gal attached to pool, gunnite spa with a slow main drain leak. My idea is to re add water to the spa, heat to 70 degrees and turn the pump on low recirculate just to the spa before targeting the main drains with the Fix a leak. How long do I keep it running? How long should it be off? When do I turn it back on and when can I up the pressure back to normal? Should I maintain the temp the same during the whole process? Thanks.
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A  Answered on 12/27/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Adam Y.

Good afternoon Stu, What type of filter do you have? If you have a cartridge filter than great. You will need to take out the element, Put the pool in spa mode, Add 8 ounces of Marlig, and run pool non stop for 24-48 hours.
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?     Asked on 10/7/2016 by Ryan

My 450 gallon spa has a slow leak, I'm interested in using fix-a-leak on it, my question is what pumps should I run during the initial leak fixing period? I have 2 big pumps to run the jets which generate high pressure and one small circulation pump. Also do I need to drain the spa after the treatment? Thanks.
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A  Answered on 10/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

You will just need to use the pump the does the circulating and will run it continuously for 24 hours. Circulating it continuously will help the solution find the leak.
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?     Asked on 9/23/2016 by Todd

Will this product work on vinyl pool liners?
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A  Answered on 9/23/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

Hello, Todd. Yes, the Marlig Fix a Leak is safe to use on Vinyl Liners. It will only work for pinhole leaks on the bottom of the surface, it will not work for the sides of the pool. Please review the directions in full before using.
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?     Asked on 9/4/2016 by

Some answers say this product will repair a vinyl above-ground pool liner, others say it won't. Which is it????
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A  Answered on 9/8/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, If you have anything larger than a pin hole in the liner this product will not work. If it is, you will need the Vinyl Pool Liner Repair Sealant.
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?     Asked on 8/3/2016 by Craig

Hi, I have a small leak in a 90mm storm water pipe that leads to my main drinking water tank that is under concrete. If I add fix a leak and then let in flow to waste will it be safe to let this water run back into the tank after the 48 hour cure time. I guess what I am asking is this product non-toxic, cheers!
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A  Answered on 8/3/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Hello Craig, I would recommend contacting the manufacturer at 905-374-2560 if you are looking to use this product in this fashion. They would be the best resource to advise you with this question. Thank you!
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?     Asked on 7/31/2016 by walt

I used a bottle in my 410 gallon spa. It has slowed the leak but not stopped it. It has been in for two days with pump running for 30 minutes 4 times per day. Should I drain and see if it sets up or should I try running another 32 oz. bottle of fix a leak through system. I ran the pump on high for an hour when I first put product in spa. Then again am I waisting my money and time. Thanks
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A  Answered on 8/5/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

HI Walt, If one application has slowed the leak then another could seal it but you will have to let it circulate continuously.
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?     Asked on 7/27/2016 by Gary

Hello. I have a 15 x 30 concrete diamond bright finished inground pool. I was told I have a leak in one of the PVC lines coming from my pool pump under the concrete patio to the pool. I am losing about 3 inches of water every couple of days. I have two questions. One question is do you think your product would work not knowing how big the whole or crack in the pipe is? next if I use the product and try it and it does not work will it harm anything else in the pool lines pump filter etc.?
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A  Answered on 7/28/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Thank you for your questions. 1. It is very likely this product will repair your leak, but it is possible the crack is too large to repair this way. You are taking a gamble so I could not guarantee you would see the desired results. 2. I recommend reading the product instructions carefully so you understand how to apply this product. If followed correctly, there will be no damage to your pool or equipment.
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?     Asked on 7/21/2016 by chuck

can i use this product with my salt chlorine generator ? the leak is in a return line, thanks!
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A  Answered on 7/21/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

This product will not affect your salt chlorine generator.
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?     Asked on 7/14/2016 by doug dower

Will this product repair a leak on a vinyl liner?
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A  Answered on 7/14/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

You can use this product in a vinyl liner pool, but it is not recommended to fix leaks on the liner. The application of Marlig Fix-a-Leak would repair leaks in the piping of the pool. I would recommend a Vinyl Pool Liner Repair Sealant to repair the liner.
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?     Asked on 7/12/2016 by Richard

Can this product be used in a vinyl liner pool.
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A  Answered on 7/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

You can use this product in a vinyl liner pool, but it is not recommended to fix leaks in the liner. The application would repair leaks in the piping of the pool.
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?     Asked on 6/11/2016 by Butch Fontenot

I have 7000 gal inground fiberglass pool. I have reply bed to reverse water flow as suction side is suspect. After heating product and pouring in ports, what is optimum time to run pump. Which is more beneficial running enough to circulate water once or allow pump to run for prolonged time? Any info greatly appreciated
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A  Answered on 6/22/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Butch, Once this product is added you will have to let the pool circulate  for at least 48 hrs.
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?     Asked on 6/11/2016 by Vincent Thorn

I put Fix A Leak in today. When can we go back in?
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A  Answered on 6/22/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Brian M.

The product takes 24-48 hours to set. Once it has set, you can resume swimming.
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?     Asked on 6/11/2016 by

I do not know where the leak/leaks are? The pool is 40,000 gallon vinyl liner. How much of the product will it take to do the job?
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A  Answered on 6/19/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Hello, I would first recommend trying to determine where the leak is. The location of the leak will determine how the product should be applied. 1 quart treats 22,000 gallons of water.
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?     Asked on 5/20/2016 by ronald r hill

does fix a leak work on vinyl pool liners
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A  Answered on 5/20/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Hello, This product is not recommended to fix leaks in vinyl liner pools. We would recommend your use this product instead 1 oz Vinyl Repair Kit - OBW197020
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?     Asked on 5/19/2016 by

Hello. How much Marlig fix a leak would i need for 26,000 gallon inground gunnite pool? Thank you
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A  Answered on 5/19/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Hello, You will need to use 1 quart for pools up to 22,000 gallons.
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?     Asked on 5/11/2016 by

Once I have a leak, do I need to use product annually to keep up with leak/repair?
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A  Answered on 5/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Hello, Once you have applied Fix A Leak and the product has cured, you will not need to add more annually unless you develop a new leak.
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?     Asked on 4/20/2016 by Mike

I believe I have a leak in my bottom drain line that goes to filter. I have the line exposed. What will happen to fix a leak product if I just pour it into the line? Will it just go to the bottom of the line into pool or will it fix leak on the way? At this time I have cut several lines to pressure test and cannot run filter. Thanks
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A  Answered on 4/22/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Hello Mike, Per the manufacturers instructions , this product is added to the skimmer or in front of a suction intake, with the pump running. The product must maintain circulation until the leak has stopped. You would not be able to us this product effectively if the pool water is not circulating.
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?     Asked on 4/16/2016 by norman

how much fix a leak do I need for 100 meters of water pool
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A  Answered on 4/18/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Hello Norman, This product fills holes up to 1/8 in diameter. You would use 4 oz per 250 gallons or 1qt for pools up to 22,000 gallons. 100 cubic meters is equivalent to 26,417 gallons, so you would need at least two bottles of Marlig Fix-a-Leak.
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?     Asked on 3/4/2016 by Olivia

I am refilling my pool from scratch. Is this product best to be added before any further chemicals are added to the new water or can it be added at the same time? Thanks!
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A  Answered on 3/8/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Olivia, You would need to fill the pool, balanced the water and then add this product.
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?     Asked on 2/25/2016 by

Is it best to apply this before filling a pool or do you simply add to the water after filling?
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A  Answered on 2/25/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, This product has to added when the pool is filled.
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?     Asked on 2/21/2016 by Paula

Can this be applied under water? I have a couple pin holes on the 2nd step going into my pool and would like to get them fixed when the warm weather gets here. Our pool is over 30 years old and my pool store said it is very costly to replace them.
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A  Answered on 2/22/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

For the type of leak patching that you are referring to I would recommend the Dynamite pool patch.
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?     Asked on 2/20/2016 by Naseer Siddique

I have an in-ground concrete swimming pool. I am losing water and it doesn't seem to be the skimmers, any plumbing or light fixtures. I stop losing water once the water level is 4" below skimmers and 1" above all return lines. Basically 1" above all plumbing lines. It appears the pool shell is leaking but I can't figure out where it is leaking from. Is there a reasonable way to find and fix this leak.
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A  Answered on 2/22/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

In this case since you have ruled out the majority of the main cases of leaks it would be in your wisest interest to get a leak detection crew with the proper equipment to test all lines for pressure fluctuations. Likely an underground leak somewhere.
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?     Asked on 2/2/2016 by Dillon

hi there, I have a concrete pool that is 42000 litters and it has the tiny hair line crack that its slowly "seeping though" literally 2 drops every 10 mins... Will this product work in this situation ? thanks D
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A  Answered on 2/3/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Dillon, The Marlig Fix A Leak can work in this situation, just depends where the crack is located.
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?     Asked on 12/22/2015 by miles

Is Marlig designed to stop leaks through hairline cracks in a concrete in-ground pool? If the Marlig will plug the cracks, will the barracuda type pool cleaner suck the Marlig back out of the cracks over time?
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A  Answered on 1/6/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

Miles, Fix A Leak coats all surfaces that it comes in contact with so it will work with hairline cracks in concrete. As for the cleaner, as long as you allow the product to cure properly, the suction of the cleaner should not disturb the product.
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?     Asked on 12/22/2015 by kev

Wouldn't this product cause problems clogging / sealing spring return valves, heat exchangers, jet nozzles, pumps etc? The spa part supplier I purchased parts from said don't use it as no telling what havoc it could wreak.
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A  Answered on 12/22/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Charlie R.

Kev,The mfg has rated this unit safe for gas heaters. Before using this product, you are to bypass the filter media. Sand filters you set the valve to re circulate. You are to remove cartridge DE elements from filter tank, then proceed to circulate through empty tank. Feel free to review the directions on the mfg website.
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?     Asked on 12/17/2015 by Stephanie

Hi. Can this product be used if the location of the leak has not been located in the liner?
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A  Answered on 12/17/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

This product is not designed for leaks in liners. You'd be better off using item OBW197020.
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?     Asked on 11/3/2015 by jerry

I have an fiberglass pool and after letting it drain down with the system off I see it stopped 2 inches below both outlets and the waterfall outlet, seeming to tell me the leak is in the suction side.. If I put the product in the skimmer and turn the system on, doesnt that just pull the product away from the crack or leak and not allow it to actually flow thru the leak to seal it.
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A  Answered on 11/3/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Jerry- Once you add the Fix-A-Leak to your water, it will continue to circulate through the skimmer. This will help it build up and seal the leak.
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?     Asked on 10/29/2015 by lars

Hi, I have a spa in my pool, do I have to run the air bubbles when I had the fix a leak? regards
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A  Answered on 11/2/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Lars, Its not recommended to run the air bubbles when using Fix A Leak.
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?     Asked on 10/25/2015 by Vin

I have a 60,000 liters (salt water) pool. would Marlig Fix A Leak 1 Quart work on a salt water pool?
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A  Answered on 10/27/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S.

Vin, Marlig Fix-A-Leak is saltwater safe. With a pool of 60,000 Liters (16,000 Gallons,) I would suggest using 2 quarts of Marlig to ensure a proper seal.
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?     Asked on 10/23/2015 by Jack

What is the recommended rpm setting on my pool pump while the pool is running with the product circulating?
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A  Answered on 10/23/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Brian M.

It is intended to work at the normal speed of a single speed pump, which is 3400 RPM. But if you have a variable speed pump, I would not go below 2000 RPM. Just know, the more the water circulates, the better chance of the leak getting fixed faster.
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?     Asked on 10/18/2015 by david

how do you use this product
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A  Answered on 10/19/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi David, You can find the complete product instructions via link >http://www.fixaleak.com/pools.html.<
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?     Asked on 10/8/2015 by Jacob

In the video you instruct how to fix a leak in suction pipes. Instructor talk about a "primer" before apply the "fix". What kind of primer is that ? Regards Jacob
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A  Answered on 10/13/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Jacob, PVC Primer is what they referring too.
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?     Asked on 9/8/2015 by

Will this product seal a leak around stairs or jets in a vinyl lined inground pool?
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A  Answered on 9/10/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Gary, I would not recommend using this product to seal a leak around the steps. It will be difficult to get the product to settle around the stairs.
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?     Asked on 8/13/2015 by janice

Will this product find the leak
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A  Answered on 8/13/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Janice- Marlig Fix A Leak 1 Quart part # 32OZFAL will not find the leak, it is designed to stop and fix pin hole leaks.
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?     Asked on 7/30/2015 by Brenda

We have a natural gas heater. Is this product safe to use with this equipment.
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A  Answered on 7/31/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Brenda, The MFGR said that the Marlig Fix A Leak is safe to use with your gas heater.
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?     Asked on 7/13/2015 by Mike

My in the ground pool has a cleaning system that has return ports on the bottom of the pool that open and close as an automated water driven 5 port valve cycles. Will Fix A Leak gum up those ports or the valve?
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A  Answered on 7/15/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Mike, Unfortunately the Marlig Fix A Leak 1 Quart can not be used in your pool since you have an in-floor cleaning system.
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?     Asked on 7/9/2015 by Carla

How long after I put in fix a leak in do I have to wait to swim?
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A  Answered on 7/12/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Carla, The product takes 24-48 hours to set. Once it has set, you can resume swimming.
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?     Asked on 7/9/2015 by Peter

When Is it safe to swim after application?
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A  Answered on 7/11/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Peter, 48 hours after application of the Marlig Fix A Leak you can swim.
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?     Asked on 6/10/2015 by steve pace

My swimming pool liner is leaking bad, I have a 24x 48 pool. 2/3 in ground. Do you have a liquid sealer?
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A  Answered on 6/12/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Steve, This is the only liquid sealant that we have. In order to use this product, you will need to know where the leak is. Have you done a leak test?
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?     Asked on 6/3/2015 by kathy

Do you pour it through skimmer? And I just put new sand - does it hurt sand? Also do I run it on filter as normal operation unit leaks stop and then leave off for 48 hours?
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A  Answered on 6/4/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Brian M.

The best explanation I can find it on the Fix A Leak Web Page iteself.  Please click on the link and it is the first bit of information on the top left of the page.
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?     Asked on 6/1/2015 by Tammy

I have a 48" above ground pool leaks we know it's along seams on bottom but not sure of which ones. I am filling pool about 2-3 inches and adding in your seal a leak - my question is how do I know I've got all the chemical out before filling and letting kids swim - worried of the warnings on bottle.
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A  Answered on 6/3/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Tammy, Once the product has been cured (approx. 48 hours), you can resume swimming.
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?     Asked on 5/29/2015 by john fowler

will fix a leak work on vinyl pool liners and will it discolor water
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A  Answered on 5/29/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

John, Marlig Fix A Leak can be used to seal pin hole leak in a vinyl liner, this product will not discolor water.
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?     Asked on 5/26/2015 by

Tried this.Seemed to work at first. But on day 2 I started to run my pool as usual (with solar heating)and I started losing water again.Maybe I didn't let it cure long enough?Can you explain what one should do during the 24-48 hr cure period? Do I turn everything off for 24-48 hours? Or keep circulating through the filter for 24-48 hours? Or can I just resume my usual routine(which I did and water loss returned):cleaner for 4 hours, then skimmer and solar for 5 hours? Should I skip solar heat?
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A  Answered on 5/27/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Continue to recirculate water until the leak has stoppedMark level of water in pool and check for 2-3 days to determine if the leak has stopped.After the leak has stopped and given the proper time to cure do not run pump for 48 hours. as well doing this leave solar off the complete time
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?     Asked on 5/23/2015 by mary

I bought a qt of Fix a leak as you suggested. I have a Starite System 3 Modular Media Filter. Do I need to remove the cartridges from the filter before adding the Fix a leak to my skimmer? I'm a little confused by the directions as I have neither sand nor DE filter system.
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A  Answered on 5/24/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Mary, Yes you would need remove your cartridges before adding fix a leak to your skimmer.
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?     Asked on 5/23/2015 by Fares

I followed all the instructions and ended up using a 32 oz bottle for a 10,000 gallon pool. 48 hrs later, the leak has slowed down by at least 50% but not all the way yet. Can I do a second treatment? By the time I order and receive a second bottle, it will be a week after the first application? Will that work? Please advise.
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A  Answered on 5/24/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Fares, Yes a second application of Fix A Leak should slow or eliminate the leak even further.
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?     Asked on 5/18/2015 by delaney hinton

how much does it take for a pool with 33000 gallons of water,do you put in the skimmers run pump and bypass filters
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A  Answered on 5/19/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Delaney, You will need to add 48oz of the Marlig Fix A Leak. Yes, with the filter bypassed or removed, this product is to be slowly added through skimmer or in front of any other suction intake.
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?     Asked on 4/27/2015 by Dennis b.

Have a pool with a hot tub that water falls into the pool when the hot tub is not in use recirculating. The exterior of the spa is showing some cracked tile and the spa is leaking thru the concrete and tile and efforvessing on the exterior tile surface. I can isolate the spa and recirculate the stop leak material in only the spa, will this stop the leaking concrete shell of the spa? Thanks Dennis B.
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A  Answered on 4/28/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Dennis - This product will work if the crack/hole is smaller than 1/8".
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?     Asked on 4/19/2015 by joe

I have a pool that has a rock wall bordering the perimeter of the pool. The rocks are naturally porous and therefore some water is lost thru the rocks. Will FIX A LEAK coat the vertical surface of the rocks to stop the water from penetrating thru the rocks?
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A  Answered on 4/20/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Joe - The Fix-A-Leak will work if the holes are an 1/8" in diameter or smaller.
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?     Asked on 3/2/2015 by les

Will Marlig fix a small leak in a metal tub?
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A  Answered on 3/3/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Less - It will fix a leak in a metal tub as long as the hole is an 1/8" in diameter or less.
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?     Asked on 2/26/2015 by harry

I have a stand-alone hot tub that has a small leak in a pvc pipe to a jetthat is under spray form could this product work?
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A  Answered on 2/26/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes this product can potentially seal small leaks of up to a 1/8 inch diameter in pools and spas including plumbing lines. If the product does does not seal the leak then it is likely that the leak is more sever than you realize.
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?     Asked on 5/27/2013 by Guest

How long after putting the Fix A Leak in my above ground pool can we swim?
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A  Answered on 5/27/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

After the product is used, it should be allowed to cure for 24-48 hours depending on the leak. It would be best to go swimming before the Fix-A-Leak is used. If that's not possible, I would recommend waiting 12 hours before resuming swimming.
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?     Asked on 12/20/2012 by Guest

Does my pump and filter need to be running when I add Fix A Leak?
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A  Answered on 12/20/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes, the pump and filter need to be running when Fix A Leak is added to the pool.
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?     Asked on 2/20/2012 by Guest

What is the optimal water temperature to use Marlig Fix-a-Leak?
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A  Answered on 2/20/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The manufacturer suggests that the water temperature should be 70 degrees fahrenheit or above.
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?     Asked on 2/10/2012 by Guest

How do I use Fix a Leak?
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A  Answered on 2/10/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Depending on the type of leak you are looking to repair, there are certain steps you must take before and after using the product. If you are using Fix-A-Leak to seal a pinhole leak in a pool liner you will want to set your filter vale to recirculate. If you don't have a filter valve on your filter then you can remove the filter element from the filter. Once this has been done you can slowly pour the product through the skimmer. The product has very simple instructions on the container. If you want to see Fix-A-Leak in action, feel free to check out this > >video.
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?     Asked on 1/26/2012 by Guest

Is Fix-A-Leak safe for salt water pools?
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A  Answered on 1/26/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes, Fix-A-Leak is safe for salt water pools and the salt cell does not have to be removed from your plumbing.
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?     Asked on 1/19/2009 by Guest

Can you use this product to stop a leak in a vinyl liner pool?
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A  Answered on 1/19/2009 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

This product will stop a pin hole leak in a vinyl liner pool if the leak is at the floor of the pool. The chemical is heavier than water so it will sink to the bottom.
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Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

None

My Skimmer Was Leaking

Written on 12/9/2020 by Guest

I followed the back of the bottle and this stuff worked. I did not have to tear out my cement which I was forever grateful for and was amazed by the product. Strongly recommend this product before spending big bucks.

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Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

4 to 8 hrs

Tools Needed

saw to cut pipe to splice a hose connector, pump

My suction lines leaked

Written on 5/31/2020 by Guest

Installed a loop hose in the skimmer , inject the product and circulate in a closed loop for 2 hours, removed the hose and ran pool 48 hours later......leaks were slowed but not stopped.

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Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

None

Return line leak

Written on 7/29/2019 by Guest

Set my filter to recirculate. Poured into the pool let it run and by morning my water level quit dropping great stuff.

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Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

More than 8 hrs

Tools Needed

None

Hot tub leaked

Written on 6/11/2019 by Guest

My husband has been trying to find the source of a leak in my hot tub for over a year. He removed all of the insulation and reinstalled every jet, sealing each with silicone and the tub still leaked.

I found Fix A Leak on the internet by doing a search. I ordered it right away and when the bottle was delivered my husband followed the directions on the Fix A Leak bottle and the leak was finally stopped. After running the solution through the system for two days he reinstalled the filter and he kept taking the filter out and rinsing it just clearing out any excess Fix A Leak.

Now my hot tub is fixed and I am a happy camper!

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Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

None

Slow Leak in Fountain Lines

Written on 3/28/2019 by Guest

This product is about as straight forward as they get. Put it in the line that has a problem. I actually poured this into a funnel at the fountain head and let gravity do its thing. Let it sit overnight and voila leak gone!

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Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

None

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Leak in return pipe underground

Written on 3/27/2017 by Guest

Discovered I had a leak in a return pipe under-ground, REALLY did not want to dig it up and repair. I read about Fix-A-Leak on INYOPOOLS website and decided to give it a try. I ordered 1 quart of Marlig Fix a Leak, arrived two days later, followed the directions on the website (instructions on product were unclear), it's been two weeks and no more leaks! Works perfectly!!!!

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Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

None

Unknown leak somewhere in pool water return for spa part of pool.

Written on 12/6/2016 by Guest

Used the liquid fix-a-leak as directed and leak was stopped.

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