How to find hole in inflatable pool
Most inflatable pools are prone to tears and punctures. It can be a sad moment for every swimmer to witness their pool losing air because of holes. However, knowing that you and everyone can repair them is such a relief.
There are some techniques you can use to find holes in inflatable pool. Some of these techniques are listed as below:
Option 1: Dipping Technique
One of the amazing and useful ways to find holes in your inflatable pool is to blow it up and submerge it into the pool with water. Then, look for airy bubbles in the inflatable pool.
Option 2: Soapy Water Technique
The first step in this technique is to mix soap and water in a large bucket or container. Mix the solution properly to ensure large bubbles’ formation. Lay your inflatable pool on the ground and spray the soapy water on it. Observe it, the holes areas on the surface of the toy will create soap bubbles.
Although this method usually takes time, it’s one of the best ways to locate holes in your inflatable pools. In addition, if you want to try out this method better, do well to add a little glycerine dish soap. 1 Tbsp glycerine, and 1 gal H²O. It will help in creating larger bubbles, making them easy to appear.
Option 3: Water Filling Technique
The third option on our list is to fill the inflatable pool with water and put it on a dry surface. Observe where moisture appears in the surface and you will easily recognize where the holes are. In addition, squeeze the area of the holes gently to locate them later when you want to patch them. ( kindly noted: this way is not recommended compared with above two ways, and suitable for small pool floats & toys)
Option 4: Paper and Water Technique
This method is similar to the water filling technique except that it involves the use of paper. First, fill the inflatable pool with air; you can place a funnel or something similar to achieve this. After filling it with air, start pouring water into the funnel. Notice where there is a leak in the inflatable pool, and mark the area.
If there is more than one hole, you will also notice them as you pour the water. To find the exact location of the hole, cover the whole inflatable pool with thin newspaper. The water will leak and moisten the newspaper. ( This method is also not the best choice compared with option 1 & 2, and suitable for small pool float & toys )
After locating where the holes are in your inflatble pool, you will need to mark the spots. This is to make the holes easy to identify and patch. So, you can use masking tape, pencil, or crayon to draw a circle in the area of the holes.