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pond leaking

I have got a slow leak in my pond,

it's has a liner with all the usual bends and folds and I cannot find the hole, can I use pond paint over a large area to seal it ?

Last edited: 08 August 2017 15:02:26


  • thank it looks like I might have to get a new pair of specks and spend hours going round and round.

    but you would not recommend pond paint.

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    If it is only a small pond it may just be quicker to empty it and put a new liner in. At least then you know the job is done. 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • No it's 19 feet by 5 feet in a L shape so about £300 to replace so trying to find the leak is important.

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 5,099

    I am currently investigating a possible leak in my pond (8x10 feet) to no avail. That's a good thought, Doghouse, about the pressure. I have a pump and a waterfall pump and the level seems to drop more when they have both been on. Will need a proper look over the weekend. I have a massive clump of reeds too, so they may be taking-up water, or even caused a rip.

    Hope you sort yours, anyway fieldMarshall.

    Last edited: 08 August 2017 20:58:08

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,457

    AuntyRach, if the level falls more when the waterfall is running it suggests either a leak in the waterfall or the pipe supplying it.  Alternatively, water may be going over the side of the waterfall at some point.  Check for any wet patches around the waterfall and pipe once it's been running for a while.

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