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Pond Liner Hole – Could it be chewed through?

Have you found a pond liner hole?  Pond liners may last for decades if they are properly put in with good underlayment.  If it isn't exposed to the harsh rays of the sun and weather and isn't allowed to get dry for expended periods of time the pond liner should last a very long time.

If you've done some investigating you might have found a hole.  When the hole more than a puncture, and is a roundish hole, take a closer look. A hole 1 to 12 inches from the edge of the pond may be from a rodent.  Check for chew marks.  When there is a round piece missing from about the size of a quarter to a bit bigger, the evidence suggests you may have a vole or other rodent chewing on the liner!

Next Steps When you Believe you have a rodent chewing the pond liner.

  • Identify all holes present
  • Patch the holes you've found
  • Fill the pond back up without running the waterfall and see if it holds water over 24 hours.

If the problem persists you may have to call an exterminator.  Another option is to reline your pond completely and use extra tough geo-fencing that rodents can't chew through.

 

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Pond Leak

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

There are a variety or 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.  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 over night.  (your fish should be find 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.

Need help repairing locating and fixing the leak?  Call or Contact us!  303-775-0224