When Jim McCahon walked out to his pool, he saw the water dropping and came to the realization, he was screwed. The previous summer he paid a contractor to drain his pool and apply epoxy to what appeared to be a small surface crack that ran across the floor of his pool and just up the side of the wall. The contractor smoothed it over and it looked like the 30 year old pool was going to be fine; in fact, it lasted just fine all summer.
South Carolina winters aren’t terrible, but he had his pool covered and it didn’t get use throughout the winter season, but prepping it in the Springtime for another great summer season put Jim in the same place he was a year ago. He had a crack draining water from his pool – and from what he discovered with a proper leak detection, it was the same crack!
Jim called the contractor who made the original repair attempt, and to his surprise, the number now belonged to a sandwich shop – the contractor was nowhere to be found.
“That’s when I started calling pool builders for advice,” Jim shares. “After talking with four of them, they all brought me to the same conclusion – I need to use Torque Lock Staples.”
Not surprising, the crack that the contractor smeared goo over wasn’t actually a small surface crack, but an actual crack in the structure itself, which cannot be permanently repaired using epoxy – in any way, or at any time.
“One of the builders I spoke to gave me his brother’s phone number. he told me his brother started using Torque Lock six years ago to make repairs on renovation jobs they performed. he told me it would cost more than just using epoxy, but in the end, the cracks would be taken care of and I would be making these phone calls again. he was right, and his brother did the repair work.”