Pond Leak

What should you do if you think your pond or water feature is leaking?pond or waterfeature is leaking

There are a variety of reasons a pond or waterfall might be leaking.  It could be something simple like liner that has been pushed down or a plant that in just the right spot to cause water to flow out of the system.  Or, it could be something more serious like a hole in the liner or a cracked pipe. To figure it out, you’ll need to start by taking the steps listed below: 

  1. Turn off your pump (you may just have to unplug it).
  2. Measure the level of the water.  We find the easiest way to do that is to measure from the top of the skimmer opening to the water.
  3. Leave the pump off overnight.  (Your fish should be fine for 12 to 24 hours, and if you have an aerator you could run, even better!)
  4. Measure the level of the water again.
Have you lost water?  If so, you may have a leak in your pond.  If not….do a waterfall leak test.
  1. Turn the pump back on.
  2. Measure the level of the water.  We find the easiest way to do that is to measure from the top of the skimmer opening to the water.
  3. Measure the level of the water in the morning.

Have you lost water?  If so, you have a leak in the waterfall portion of your system.

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