How to Find a Hole in an Intex Pool

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Things You'll Need

  • Measuring cup

  • Dish-washing liquid

  • Spray bottle


You may need to refill the spray bottle a number of times in order to spray all of the walls of the Intex-brand pool.

An Intex-brand aboveground pool is primarily composed of a durable vinyl material that holds the water in. A hole in the pool liner will leak water, which will eventually widen the tear, ruining the pool. To find the hole that the water is leaking through, use household supplies and items most homes have on hand. The procedure is straightforward and will not further damage the pool in any way. Once you've found the hole, you can repair it with the patching kit that comes with all Intex-brand pools.

Step 1

Turn on the kitchen sink's spigot. Fill a measuring cup with 9 oz. of water. Turn the spigot off.

Step 2

Add an ounce of dish-washing liquid to the measuring cup. Stir the mixture in the cup with your fingers.

Step 3

Unscrew the top from a spray bottle. Pour the mixture inside the measuring cup into the spray bottle. Screw the top back on.

Step 4

Spray a wall of the Intex-brand pool with the spray bottle. Watch the wall for a minute to see if any bubbles are emerging from the side -- if you see a bubble, that is where the hole is, because the escaping air is blowing the bubble.

Step 5

Spray another wall of the pool if you don't see any bubbles. Continue the procedure until you see a bubble. Now you can repair the hole using the patching kit.


Marshal M. Rosenthal

Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."