Your pond surface needs to be clean, dry and structurally sound. We suggest not using any detergents in your pond. A soft bristle brush and water is all that is needed. You want the surface to be clean of any dirt that will be picked up with the nap of the roller or in the paintbrush used during the application process. Any tears or rips should be coated down the middle with our Butyl tape. Avoid cleaners and detergents since any remaining residue may harm your fish or plants. Only if your pond does not have plants or fish should you consider using a cleaning solution. Any loose caulking needs to first be removed and replaced with the Rubex caulk on our order form. This Rubex caulk has been field tested to be compatible with the Pond Pro and will not void the warranty. Any oil or wax must be completely removed with solvent (mineral spirits). Remove loose coatings with a scraper and wire brush. Rusty or pitted metal should be wire brushed to remove loose oxide. Tightly adhering corrosion may be directly coated with PondPro 2000®. Apply a "flash coat" (a very light coat) 1.5 gallon for approx. 200 sq. ft resulting in 6-8 Mil. Then, let the flash coat dry for at least 24 hours. Cooler temps or high Humidity may retard cure times. Then apply the main coat at 2.5 gallon for 200 sq ft. resulting in 20 mil thickness. If Flash coat is not completely dry it will cause wrinkling to the main coat. This will extent time needed to flatten out and dry.
PondPro 2000® coverage on a smooth surface is 40 sq. ft. per individual gallon. Normal application rate is a 20 mil thickness which equates to about five individual pieces of paper. Please wait a full 48 hours on a day above 55 F before filling the pond; assuming it has not rained during that time. Avoid rain in the first three hours of application. Any leftover material that you do not need can be stored for up to one 2 years. If you need assistance calculating the coverage you can give our office a call toll free at: 855-788-5836
For PondPro 2000® You will need a drill, and a gallon mixer attachment for this. When mixing you want to be sure that the drill is creating a vortex and that the material is mixed for a good 3-4 minutes. During the mixing you also want to bring the drill up and down and also in a circular motion so that the material is all distributed uniformly.
The most effective method of application is by a combination of brush, roller. After mixing the product, pour out the material in a figure "S" pattern on the large flat surfaces of your pond then distribute the material with your 3/8th inch roller. For smaller ponds and vertical’s a paintbrush is the appropriate application method. Be sure prior to the application to caulk your joints and cracks with our Rubex Caulk. It was field tested to be compatible with our PondPro. If you have an existing epdm liner, it is important for you apply a very light coat (a flash coat, approximately 4 mil or the thickness of 2 pieces of paper). Failure to do so will result in swelling of the membrane which will require additional days for the product to settle. For EPDM liners, apply a “flash coat” (a very light coat) approx. 200 sq. ft 1.5 gallon resulting in 6-8 Mil. Then, let the flash coat dry for at least 24 hours. Cooler temps or high Humidity may retard cure times. Then apply the main coat at 2.5 gallons for every 200 sq ft, resulting in 20 mil thickness. If Flash coat is not completely dry solvents are still gassing off and will cause wrinkling if main coat is put down before flash is dry. This will extent time needed to flatten out and dry.
One of the unique benefits of PondPro 2000® vs. other pond sealers on the market is that it cures by a unique catalyst which is already incorporated into the can. What is different about our catalyzed product is that there is no pot life. PondPro literally chemically cross-links achieving a chemical bond to the substrate. PondPro and the original pond surface become one in the same. You will not have that type of chemistry with any other product on the market. PondPro is the only pond product you will ever need to purchase to fix your leak right the first time. As long as the lid is put tightly back on the can so no air cannot enter, the product will last up until three years. Touch-up’s are never an issue.
Please allow a full day at temperatures above 55 degree for a full cure. The higher the temperature the quicker the cure. If the temperature goes below 55 degrees just add that time lost to your overall cure time. PondPro 2000® can tolerate extreme temperatures as low as forty degrees below zero and waterproofs within 3-4 hours depending on the temperature. So regardless of the area of the country you are in there is never a need to worry about the product cracking. Sunlight UV and humidity will have no effect on the product. NOTE the product has a three-year shelf life.