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Leaking pond liner

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 22:00

Fair enough, I just figured that some might be getting board with my saga. The pond isn't quiet finished yet, but the fish are back in situ, from the confinement of their temp home & the filter pump is up & running. It'll be a few more days yet before it will warrant a picture, but I will post up as soon as I'm happy with the final result.

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Posted: 26/07/2014 at 16:51

Thanks, it's a no-brainer really. I declare this thread well & truly closed. Thanks for all contributors.

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Posted: 26/07/2014 at 09:27

Update on fishpond recon. Well advanced now, new underlay, Butyl liner, paving flags cemented around the pond in castellation form etc, but need advice before I refill & re-install the fish. There's an overhang of the slabs of app 2" & so the mortar pointing under the slabs adjoining the liner, finishes off the appearance. Now I need to paint this mortar to blend in. The eventual water level will be app 2" below the bottom edge of the pointing, so do I need to apply the "special" paint that seals the lime content of the mortar mix in, as is recommended for concrete ponds, or would it be okay to use, say, a "normal" matt paint, or even a spray paint, which would be a lot neater. I'm sure I'll get good advice from this forum.

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Posted: 08/07/2014 at 14:53

Update. Well what a turn up. Ended up with a great deal from Bradshaws after I'd decided to buy from a local Aquatic Centre, who would do the 5m x 4m Butyl liner & underlay  for £200, but, after ringing Bradshaws again with a query I had, who's price was £207.99 with a delivery date of 5 to 7 days, I just happened to mention that I'd rung earlier trying to use the discount code, which was rejected. The query was sorted, then they said that they would waive the P&P which was around £18+ & give me delivery tomorrow for the £207.99 What a result. Thanks again to Lyn for the Bradshaw's link, I'd never heard of them.  

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Posted: 08/07/2014 at 14:16

Hi Lyn. Thanks for the code, but they wont accept it. No problem, but it was worth a try.


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Posted: 08/07/2014 at 08:59

NO!  The pond is now empty, fish in a large holding tank that I can get the filter pump in so they are happy (glad someone is) all plants/ivy either disposed of or in a water trough & the surrounding paving slabs & huge rocks that formed a waterfall are all cleaned up & stacked ready for re-installing. All I have to do is to decide on the liner & underlay which is looking like the Butyl, leaving the existing underlay, which is very tatty & the old liner in situ. I'm hoping to get a PM from Lyn soon regarding a discount voucher code.

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Posted: 04/07/2014 at 23:22

Yeah, the Butyl would cost just over £200 with the 10% off, the EPDM is out of stock, as is the Firestone. Methinks 10 years would see me out! hence the cheaper liner option. So it's a second look at the tarp.

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Posted: 04/07/2014 at 18:51

I have done, but there is only 1 direct connector on each pump. I edited my last post with the idea of using a heavy duty UV treated brown polypropylene tarpaulin, but removed it as a bad idea. Since then I've Googled that idea & it not as daft as I thought. Some pond owners have done just that, with the advantage of it being better to form to the pond contours, lighter & a helluva lot cheaper!!!

Leaking pond liner

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:25

The water level continues to fall well below the lowest waterfall level. I've also pressure checked all pipework, as part of that disappears through the foliage etc. Just managed to extracted the huge Marsh Marigold & dumped it in a trough of water. I'll be leaving the existing liner in, & don't want to go to the expense of a Butyl liner. I'm looking at a 5m x 5m, so what would be suggested.

Thanks again one & all for your input & Lyn for your nice sentiment.



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Posted: 04/07/2014 at 14:33

Thanks Edd, I'm in the process of letting the water level fall again, but this time I'll try opening the folds, & there are a few of 'em, whilst injecting air, fingers crossed.

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