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Re: pond leak

Thaks for all the suggestions.  I have to go over
there today to check it out myself- but it has been
raining here- everyday for the past 3 days, and the
pond is down by about 3 inches each morning after
being filled the night before.  Soooo, kind of worried
about a leak.  I have no idea if my brother in law,
who put it in, had a clue as to what to do- so not
even sure if he used a sand layer or what ever.


--- TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:

> With a preformed pond, and the lack of rain lately
> in that area, it's  
> probably not a problem with the pond itself. My mom,
> in San Antonio had a  similar 
> situation.  Depending on how much is missing.....if
> just a little  every day, 
> then first thought is evaporation.  During the
> hottest parts of  the year, SA 
> and Austin being so dry, the evaporation rate is
> high.  
> If it is more than just the usual inch per day type
> thing....then check for  
> plants that have their roots either in the water or
> water/bog plants on 
> shelves  that have grown outward.  My mom's pond was
> leaking badly, ended up being  
> roots from outside plants that had crawled in under
> the rocks and were 
> leaching  out the water at a high rate, since it
> hadn't rained in so long, the roots 
> were  looking for water anywhere.  Another thought
> would be a leak in tubing  
> (cracking from exposure to sun) to a spitter, water
> fall, etc.  Also, if  she 
> has a bio filter or some external device, check
> that.   Those preformed ponds 
> are pretty sturdy, and can withstand quite a bit  of
> abuse before they crack, 
> so that would be the last thought to look for a 
> crack or leak in the actual 
> pond.   Look for wet  spots around the pond, or
> plants growing better than 
> others around the  pond.
> Good luck.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast 
> In a message dated 7/17/2005 11:02:33 PM Central
> Standard Time,  
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> My  mom has a small  pond made with one of the
> preformed stiff plastic  shapes placed into a hole
> dug
> out of the ground.  Apparently it has a  leak
> somewhere, as the water keeps disappearing. 
> presuming
> I can  find the leak, is there something I can use
> to
> repair the hole or crack  (whatever it might be)?
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