Fish Pond & Water Feature Leak Detection Repair & Service Contractor
Serving Fraser, Macomb-Wayne-Oakland County, (MI) Michigan & Metro Detroit Area
Pond Leak Repair
Pondering Waters serving St. Clair Shores, Macomb-Oakland, Michigan (MI) & surrounding areas knows that a leak in your pond liner can be a big problem for you and your aquatic life as it could potentially drain all or most of the water leaving very little space for them to survive. A pond leak can be hard to find and the first thing we always advise is to top off the pond and then turn off all pond equipment including pumps and or water feature filters. Leave it overnight and check the next morning before you contact us. If the level of the water has dropped then you know for sure it's a liner leak rather than leaking pipes or filtration unit.
If the leak is obvious then you'd most likely have seen it and the pond would empty very quickly. This isn't normally the case with a leaking liner, you'll usually find it's a pinhole and you're going to have trouble locating it. The best way is to allow the pond to drain and, when the water stops leaking, examine the liner at the new water level. This will take some time as most liners are black and it's going to be hard to find a pinhole.
Leaks Of All Sizes Can Be Patched
If you find the hole then well done, now it's time to fix it. This part is relatively easy, the first thing we would suggest doing is getting a piece of chalk to mark the hole so you don't lose it. There are a number of ways to repair pond liners and these include a pond liner repair patch, repair tape or sealant, and a patch of pond liner. All three are decent ways to seal a leak in a pond liner and all three have worked in the past for us.