Investigating Pond Leaks Is A Simple Step-By-Step Procedure

Shelton, CT (PressExposure) June 27, 2011 -- The differing techniques and materials used in pond construction afford differing benefits when compared to each other. All of them have very different implications when it comes to construction. The choice of which to use should be an integral part of the design process rather than a simple after thought based on the assumption that any method will do. The three common techniques employed in pond construction are the use of rigid pre-formed pond liners, flexible liners or a concrete pond construction. For the traditionalist, or those with luddite tendencies, there is also the option of puddle clay. In the same way that we no longer choose to live in wooden huts, puddle clay is not really in the running as a viable pond liner unless your clear ambition is to create a traditional pond. Puddle clay is both highly labour intensive and high maintenance so most certainly not an easy option.

Pond liners are good value, highly durable and easy to both maintain and install. For the first time pond designer or those with limited space, these are a fantastic and speedy way to install a pond. Whilst not offering limitless design possibilities, there are huge ranges to choose from and most designs will incorporate commonly desired features such as planting shelves. One key part of selecting a preformed liner is to arrange delivery. Transportation is one of the biggest challenges when choosing a pre-formed liner.

Some of the more difficult to find pond leak occur in the waterfall/stream of the pond. An easy way to determine whether this is the case is to shut down the waterfall/stream for 24 hours. If after doing this, the water level of the pond stays constant, you know it has to be in the waterfall/stream or the outlet tubing of the water pump that supplies water to the top of the stream. This is an efficient place to start to narrow down the most likely location of the leak.

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Pond Pro is a liquid version of EPDM very similar to EPDM pond liners sold in pond supply stores. It works extremely well on all non-porous concrete fountains as well as EPDM fishponds liners. Reflecting pools are another good application for EPDM. These are demanding applications where the unique properties of EPDM have a distinct advantage over other products.

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Press Release Submitted On: June 27, 2011 at 5:23 am
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