Things to Consider When You Repair the Pond
You love the pond that you have built on your property, and it is a source of relaxation and pride. Ideally, your pond will continue to be a source of happiness and beauty, but the reality is that it might need to be repaired at some point. If you find that you are having issues with the pond, the first thing you need to do is make sure you locate the source of the problem.
What Is Causing the Issue?
Many different issues could arise with your pond. If you have a pump in the pond to keep the water moving, it could become clogged with debris and cause the motor to burn out. You could have a root moving through the liner or the concrete, which could cause leaks. Perhaps the liner has slipped out of place.
Once you have located what is causing the issue, you can then repair pond liner or the concrete, have the pump replaced, or take care of whatever the issue might be.
Repair the Pond Liner
There are two common issues that might be affecting the liner of your pond. One of the issues that can occur after a rain or if animals have been in the pond is liner slippage. This can also occur due to erosion. This simply means that the liner itself has slipped down into the pond, and is causing the water to leak out.
If you have rocks and other décor around the pond, so you do not typically see the liner, then there is a good chance you will not even realize this is the problem right away. That is why it is so important to investigate the cause of the issue beyond merely looking at the pond. Remove the décor from around the pond and see if it has slipped at all. It will be easy to find in most cases, and simply putting it back in place is all you need to do to repair the pond liner.
However, you might discover that you have more than just a slipped liner. In some cases, there could be holes or tears in the liner. To determine whether this is the problem, you will want to remove the water from the pond. If you have plants and fish in the pond, you will have to move them to a safe place before you do this. Use the same water from the pond to hold your fish and plants, as this is the water they are accustomed to.
Once you remove the water, you will need to inspect the liner for tears and small holes that could be the source of the leak. When you find them, you will need to clean the area and remove any debris from the site. Then, you can add a quality pond liner sealer to the tear or hole to repair the pond liner. After it is dry, you can then slowly add water to make sure you have taken care of all of the holes.