PondPro 2000 for Fish Pond Leaks Repair
Pond Pro 2000 as seen in Water Garden News and Pond Trade Magazine! Are you having difficulty finding that leak? Do your water levels keep dropping? With a 25 year history of success, our Liquid EPDM fixes pond leaks the first time. Our one coat application also has a 5 year warranty! PondPro2000 is a liquid version of EPDM and is very similar to EPDM pond liners
sold in pond supply stores for pond leaks. Since it is 100% liquid EPDM it is 100% compatible with your existing EPDM pond liner. With the use of the ProFlex primer is also works extremely well on all non-porous concrete ponds and fountains. For any deep pond, pool or fountain that sits on a grade or is constructed from porous material (this includes concrete, block, wood, etc.), it must be first primed with the Proflex Primer. Once the ProFlex is applied you can then coat with PondPro 2000
. Concrete cinder block must be stuccoed to make it easier to seal with Proflex Primer. If you apply PondPro2000 on concrete without the primer, it will not adhere properly and will need to be sanded and recoated. Reflecting pools are another good match for Pond Pro 2000. These are demanding applications where the unique properties of EPDM have a distinct advantage over other products. To give you an idea of just how durable of a product Pond Pro 2000 is, take a look at a few of its characteristics:
- PondPro will withstand temperatures from -62° to 350° F
- One coat application
- No primer needed (Concrete applications requires ProFlex primer)
- Easy Application and a true do-it-yourself product
- Waterproofs immediately upon application
- It has proven itself superior to acrylics, urethanes and other elastomers and lasts up to 3 times longer
- Safe for fish and plant life
- Can be applied over fiberglass
- Can be applied over PVC
- Can be applied over acrylic sheet
Fix Pond Leaks with Pond Pro 2000
The choice of so many customers throughout the years. Simply put it is a one coat application and no primer is needed on most surfaces. PondPro unlike other pond sealants is 100% epdm rubber in liquid form and is guaranteed not to crack, peel or flake. It actually waterproofs immediately upon application! No other pond sealer can stake that claim. Identical to your existing epdm pond liners; it is safe for your fish and plant life. Do it right the first time and save money with a one coat system. The success of PondPro 2000 comes from combining ethylene and propylene with a diene monomer. PondPro 2000 is safe for fish and plant life as well as chlorinated water. This polymer (when cross-linked) is an excellent moisture barrier and resistant to oxidation and UV degradation. Its most important property is its ability to tolerate both low as well as high temperatures from -62° to over 350°F. Are you wondering what surfaces PondPro can be applied to?
The EPDM Pond Liner Repair Process
If you have a pond at home, chances are it has an EPDM pond liner, as they are among the most popular available for home use. These liners are flexible and provide a great quality and rarely puncture or tear. Then again EDPM pond liners are not perfect and leaks do happen. If you have a leak, you should do the following.
Find the Leak and Clean the Area
This is often more difficult than it sounds. In fact, discovering a leak in your pond liner is often quite frustrating. Ponds are not always the cleanest places, and EPDM pond liners are generally dark in color to replicate the natural look of ponds. This means black or dark colored rubber mixed with dirt and debris. There are a few tricks that can help: One is to pour milk or food dye into the pond. A quick running leak will cause the milk or food coloring to flow with the leaking pond water, taking you to the problem area.
However, since you have an EPDM pond liner, your leak is probably slow. Slower leaks can be tougher to find and sometimes you will not be able to see a leak at all without draining the pond. In this case, you will need to remove any and all contents of the pond, including plants, fish and other aquatic animals. Place these items in an alternate area, keeping them out of harmís way, as well as your own.
Allow the pond to dry or use a hair dryer. Then, vacuum with a wet vac to clean the liner. Inspect the area closely. If you still cannot see the leak, turn on a water hose gently and follow the flow. Once you have located the leak, scrub the area again and prepare to fix it. All dirt, algae and other foreign objects should be removed to provide an appropriate surface to adhere your patching agents.
Fix the Leak
Repairing EPDM pond liners is similar to patching a tire. For this type of liner you will need a special repair tape, available online or at your hardware store. Often, this will be including a double-sided adhesive for easy application. Many experts suggest rounding the edges of the tape. This will make it less likely for the flow of water to pull on the corners and cause it to loosen. To apply, you will again make sure the area is completely clean and dry. Scrub the liner to create additional texture for the adhesive.
It is a good idea to use a patch of tape quite a bit larger than the impaired region. Cautiouslyapply the tape patch with an overflow of about two inches on each side of the leak. Smooth the area with a roller or the palms of your hand to ensure a flat surface without gaps or air bubbles. Leave the EPDM pond liner alone for a few hours so the adhesive can fully set.
PondPro can be applied to the following surfaces: