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|So youíre losing water in your pond and donít know where the water is going to. Here are a few things you can do to find out where the water is going.
1. Make sure there are no leaks in your plumbing outside your pond. You can do this by feeling around the soil where your plumbing is at when your water pump is still turned out. Check for wet or damp soil. If you find any wet or damp soil , carefully dig deeper and wider to see if the source of the water is from there or from uphill. A key note: water flows along with gravity, so if you find an area where thereís wet soil, the water may be coming from there or from a place uphill. Youíll have to trace the water to itís source. In order to do this step properly, though, you may have to turn off your sprinkler system, etc. to let the soil dry out so you can easily locate the wet area caused by the leak.
2. If youíve searched throughout your entire plumbing area and donít find any leaks, then youíll want to check your pond liner. To do this, turn off your water feature (ie; pump) for a few days, if possible. (If you have fish, you may need to provide aeration for them during this time from an air pump or aeration system.) Let the water level drop to itís lowest point in the pond. Then, when youíre sure itís at its lowest, look carefully around the entire pond just slightly above or at the water level. Look for any tears, protrusions from rocks, etc. that may be causing the leak from a puncture in the liner.
If, by chance, your water level stays the same after youíve turned off your water feature and the level of water in your pond has stayed the same, then youíve most likely missed some place in your plumbing where the leak is coming from.
3. If youíre certain that there is no leak in any of your plumbing nor in your pond liner, then you may want to consider your water feature such as a fountain or waterfall. A fountain on a windy day can easily blow water outside the edges of a pond. Typically, the height of the fountain should be less than one half the diameter of the pond. For example, if your fountain shoots water up 6 feet tall, then your pond should be no less than 12 feet in diameter, preferably much larger.
If you donít have a fountain but have a waterfall, and thereís no evidence of a leak anywhere else, then check out your entire waterfall area. If the waterfall is not built properly, water can flow backwards behind rocks & boulders where water will be hard to detect, unless you can dig that deep, and a tear might have occurred underneath a boulder when installing it. In this case, you will unfortunately have to disassemble your waterfall and build it properly to prevent future leaks.
Repairing a Leak
If youíve found the cause of the leak in your pond from any pump tubing or connectors, be sure to cut them out of your plumbing and properly replace a new piece or plumbing connector into your plumbing.
If youíve found the cause of your leak in your pond to be from a hole in your pond liner, then you will have to carefully prepare the liner to fix the leak. This may result in lowering the water in your pond several inches lower than the leak, cleaning the liner really, really well, priming the area with Quick Prime Adhesive and then placing another piece of liner patch ( Cover Strip ) over it along with sealing the edges, may do the trick. If you can, get at the source of the problem though. (Like removing the rock or root that caused the puncture to begin with.) So you can repair the hole properly.
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Decorative paper tableware:
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The balloon fever:
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