OPTION 1 – STAPLES
Industrial strength “staples” are used to pull the crack together using massive amounts of leverage and torque. Not very effective for a long term solution because the cracks seem to always come back and most contractors WILL NOT warranty against future leaks. It is also difficult to find contractors who will take on this type of work because customer expectations are often not met. Very expensive and not guaranteed.
OPTION 2 – MEMBRANES
60 Mil PVC Membranes with a 30-year life expectancy are custom installed over the entire pool shell in order to form a watertight lining to a cracked gunite or fiberglass pool shell. These membranes are beautiful and come in a variety of colors/designs. This is also a very expensive solution but it does guarantee no leaks for 15 years and makes the pool look really good. It is also much less expensive than rebuilding the entire pool.