Leaks

Diagnosing a leak

Have you noticed the level of your pond is much lower than it should be?  Are you having to add water several times a week?  You might have a leak.  There are two basic areas that your leak could be in, the pond or the waterfall.  To figure out where your leak is, follow the instructions below.

Pond Leak

    1. Turn off the waterfall for the day or 24 hours (Healthy fish will be ok for this short period of time)
      1. Fill  the pond to its normal full level.
      2. Measure the level of the water in the pond.
      3. Check the water level at the end of the day or the next morning.
    1.  If the water does go down, let it continue to recede until it stops.
        1. The level that it stops at is where the leak is!
        1. Check the sides of the pond at that level for where the liner may be pushed down by rocks or plants.
      1. Pull up liner if needed.
  1. If the water level didn’t go down at all, the leak is in the waterfall not the pond.
    1. Check the sides of the waterfall for places where the liner may be pushed down by rocks or plants.  Pull up liner if needed

Leak in  pondless waterfall

  1. Turn off the pump for the day or 24 hours 
    1. Fill the reservoir with water.
    2. Mark the level of the water in the reservoir. 
    3. Check the water level at the end of the day or the next morning.If the water does go down, let it continue to recede until it stops.

The level that it stops at is where the leak (or leaks) are!

2.  If the water is leaking from the reservoir, it will need to be relined.

If the water is not leaking from the reservoir, the leak is likely in the waterfall section. 

3.  Check the sides of the waterfall for places where the liner may be pushed down by rocks or plants.

  1. Pull up liner if needed