PondPro is the industry's one coat solution to concrete pond leaks. Unlike other systems on the market it does not require a primer or a 2nd coat. PondPro2000 is not to be confused with a paint or other thin pond coatings on the market. PondPro is applied up to 10 times thicker than other products! Some products are coated at a 3 or 4 mil whereas PondPro Concrete is applied at a 30 mil about the depth of 12 pieces of paper. The distinct advantage of the product is in its unique chemical cure. The PondPro will chemically fuse itself to the substrate and any trapped air will be forced to the surface, leaving your pond with an airtight seal. Coverage is 40 sq ft per gallon.
Easy preparation steps: your concrete pond surface needs to be clean, dry and structurally sound. Any freshly poured concrete must be fully dry before application. We suggest not using any detergents in your Pond. A bristle brush and water is what is needed. The pond surface needs to be clean enough that no dirt will be picked up with the nap of the roller or in the paintbrush used during the application process. Avoid cleaners and detergents as any remaining residue may harm your fish or plants. Only if your pond does not have fish or plants should you consider using cleaning solutions. As stated previously this is a one coat application. PondPro is specifically formulated for existing concrete ponds. PondPro has been formulated to go directly over any previous sealants or coatings that currently exist on your concrete pond. Remove loose portions of existing coatings with a scraper and wire brush. Whatever coatings still have good adhesion may remain and coated with the PondPro. Any metal can also be coated but rusted or pitted metal should be wire brushed to remove loose oxidization. Tightly adhering corrosion may be directly coated with PondPro 2000.
The most effective method of application is by a combination of brush and roller. We suggest purchasing a good quality brush. With less expensive brushes the hairs have a tendency to come out of the brush. Your roller should be a 3/8 inch nap roller. For large flat areas can simply pour out the material in a figure "S" pattern and distribute the material with your roller. For smaller concrete ponds and verticals a paintbrush is the appropriate method.
PondPro cannot get wet for the first 2-3 hours after application. One of the unique benefits of PondPro Concrete vs. other pond sealers on the market is its curing process allowing it to get into the smallest of cracks and crevices. PondPro must be allowed to fully cure out for a minimum of 24 hours at temperatures above 55 degrees before you fill your pond with water. If the temperature goes below 50 degrees just add that time to your overall cure time. We do suggest that the product is applied while your daytime temperatures are at least 50 or above. It can certainly drop during the night and this will not in any way effect the product. You simply need to wait until the next day when daytime temperatures reach above 50 for the product to continue to cure. Sunlight UV and humid will have no effect on the material.
Note, some customers may experience a discoloration of the PondPro Concrete in certain areas once it is filled with water (white or grey is the most common). This is normal. This can be due to a variety of factors, 3rd party coatings put over the concrete and/or minerals that have an effect on the PondPro Concrete. This has no effect on the performance of the product. As the pond water ages will automatically grow algae on the coating and the discoloration will not be visible. For those who do not wish to wait for the algae to grow, once the PondPro Concrete has dried (7 days) you can paint over the areas with a Urethane paint.