How to find a hole in the paddling pool? The first warm spring day, which allows water pleasures under the open sky, is always a very special one in the year!Quickly built the paddling pool, filled and it’s pure fun – as long as the model of the previous year from the previous year does not run out of breath, because somewhere at the end of the last outdoor season or stowed over the winter an unnoticed small hole emerged in the plastic skin.
The patching of a paddling pool – usually at the time of purchase enclosed – suitable repair kit is usually not a big problem if the hole is not just in a seam.It can prove to be much more difficult to find the leak at all in advance.
After years of (painful) exercise in the following some experiences on the topic:
Method 1: Submerge
For mini-wading pools for the little ones, this is usually possible without any problem: blow up the pool and dive into the full bath on the next “bath day”.vAlternatively – if by chance – in the paddling pool of helpful neighbor families …when air bubbles rise to the surface, the hole is found in no time.
Method 2: Spray bottle
For larger paddling pools or a non-existent bathtub, the following procedure is recommended: Fill a spray bottle (such as for fogging houseplants or moisten the ironing cloth) with warm water and a few drops of detergent.
If you have very good ears, in a very quiet environment, in advance, with some luck, you can even sometimes narrow the approximate location of the hole based on the sound of the exiting air from the packed paddling pool.Otherwise – as naturally as possible outdoors – the surface of the paddling pool is systematically provided all around in one direction with a thin film of water from the spray bottle.When small bubbles of air and bubbles escape, the hole is found.
Method 3: Water inside
In the popular “paddling pool” both methods mentioned above are not practical or require much patience in the second case.The advantage of finding a hole in the shell is the generous valve openings for deflating the air in these large paddling pools. Through this little water is first filled in one of the paddling pool rings and then inflated the ring with the air pump. It is important that the paddling pool is and remains absolutely dry on the outside.
By carefully turning and turning the paddling pool, the water is then distributed in the ring so that it touches the plastic cover everywhere. At the point of the hole, a little water will leak, so this procedure on the still damp from morning dew lawn is not very enlightening.