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Manual Application Instructions for PondPro 2000

Pond Pro 2000

Surface preparation

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. On an epdm liner that has not been coated with other coatings it is simply a one coat application of PondPro 2000. For ponds that have been coated with a 3rd party coating you will need to apply first the ProFlex primer followed by the PondPro 2000. 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. Whatever coatings still have good adhesion can remain and coat with the ProFlex Primer. NOTE: The ProFlex primer MUST still be tacky before applying the PondPro 2000. You do not want the Proflex Primer to get too dry otherwise the PondPro 2000 will lose adhesion. Cure time of the PondPro 2000 is approx. 7 days above 55 degrees. If your temps are lower on certain days you will need to increase those hours to your overall dry time. Do not use Proflex in freezing temperatures. ProFlex must be tacky when applying PondPro. Simply press down on the ProFlex with a paper towel if it does not bring up any material but is still tacky you are ready to apply the PondPro 2000. Generally this condition occurs 24 hours after the ProFlex has been applied. You also need to apply the ProFlex on a day with rain is not expected as it cannot rain on the primer. Should it rain on the ProFlex you will need to sand the primer and recoat. Rusty or pitted metal should be wire brushed to remove loose oxide. Tightly adhering corrosion may be directly coated with PondPro 2000®.

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Coverage:

PondPro 2000® coverage on a smooth surface is 40 sq. ft. per individual gallon. Each unit of PondPro 2000® comes with its own pre-measured bottle of catalyst, the activator that starts the curing process. Normal application rate is a 20 mil thickness which equates to about five individual pieces of paper. Please wait a full 7 days above 55 F before filling the pond; assuming it has not rained during that time. If it did rain on the newly coated PondPro simply add those additional hours to overall dry time once the rain water has evaporated. Any unmixed material that you do not need can be stored for up to one year. If you need assistance calculating the coverage you can give our office a call toll free at:855-788-5836

Pondpro Concrete comes is a two gallon set a gallon of part A and a gallon part B when mixed it is enough for 125 sq ft. you can mix half of each and store the unmixed portion for a year. PondPro Concrete can go directly over any 3rd party coatings that were applied over an existing concrete pond.

How to Mix PondPro 2000

Mixing process For PondPro 2000® you may notice once you open the container there is adequate space to add the bottle of catalyst and mix the material in the same can. You will need a drill, and a gallon mixer attachment for this. Each bottle of catalyst is contained in the gallon box. 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 Application Process

The most effective method of application is by a combination of brush, roller or squeegee. After mixing, pour out the material in a figure "S" pattern on the large flat surfaces of your pond by first distributing the material with a squeegee. When you notice the squeegee is not bringing any more material back on the rubber of the squeegee you then go back over the area with a 3/8 inch roller to level. For smaller ponds and verticals a paintbrush is the appropriate distribution method.

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The Curing Process

One of the unique benefits of PondPro 2000® vs. other pond sealers on the market is that it cures by adding a unique catalyst to the quart or gallon can. Once the catalyst is mixed you have approximately 60-80 minutes to apply depending on temperature. The higher the temperature the less pot life. If you want to take your time you can mix half of the catalyst and half of the PondPro. During the curing process there is very unique cross-linking process that occurs when the PondPro literally chemically bonds itself to the surface leaving no air trapped within the pond substrate and the PondPro. This is why the PondPro is the only pond product you will ever need to purchase in order to fix your leak right the first time.

Please allow a full 7 days at temperatures above 55 degree. 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 immediately after it has been applied. 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.

How to Mix ProFlex Primer

Note ProFlex is only required when another 3rd party coating was applied over the original pond substrate. Proflex Primer is a two component, ready to apply, product with a one to one volume mix ratio. ProFlex needs to be tacky when applying PondPro 2000 over it. This normally occurs within 24 hours after the primer was applied. The higher the temperature the quicker you will be able to apply the PondPro 2000. You also want to apply the ProFlex on a day when rain is not expected as it cannot rain on the ProFlex. The day which you apply the ProFlex primer needs to be above 50 degrees. Lower temperatures at night will slow the cure but will not affect the product. Do not apply ProFlex if you anticipate freezing temperatures or rain BEFORE you are able to apply the PondPro 2000