Daughter had a water fall and pond installed recently. Cosmetically looks
However she was floored by the $350 water bill for a month. The pond is
half an ellipsoid and hold maybe 600 gallons. I suspected a leak so I
turned off the water supply and within less than 10 hours the pond totally
emptied, dry as a bone. Obviously there is a serious leak at the very
bottom where the pump is installed. The pond has a plastic liner and cement
Builder wants to seal with epoxy coat to repair. I am not inclined to
advise her to accept this patchwork because it seems clear to me that the
plastic liner is also torn.
The speed of the emptying process makes me wonder if she is on a fault line!
Soliciting opinions and thoughts, please.
Seamus J. Wilson
My neighbors have 3 of these monstrosities, in the form of "koi" ponds.
For 2 summers, they tried the epoxy coat thing to stop their leaking.
No luck. Now all 3 of them sit empty collecting leaves.
If she can, I'd call whoever "installed" it, get my money back, and
I have a pond out back but my problem is those darn muskrats. Hard to
get rid of them once they take up residence.... Ponds can be nice, but
they can also be a lot of work if you want them to "look" nice too...
Too bad. The only thing I can think of is to line it with a pond liner
material. Of course that only has a given life and it may not look as good.
Maybe she can get the thing lined and a partial repayment of what was paid.
So I see it was designed as with a lining. The contractor should take
out the old liner, or find and repair his original error. He should be
happy you don't ask him to repay the water bill.
BTW, my Meehan family are from the Ox mountains.
Thanks for answer.
My family is from Rosses Point Sligo and Tang Co. Westmeath. Maybe should
give contractor the water bill also for all the bloody nuisance due to the
On 1/11/2005 2:42 PM US(ET), Sligo took fingers to keys, and typed the
You say it is plastic lined? All the ponds I have seen installed on the
TV home improvement shows use a heavy rubber liner. Looks to be about as
thick, or thicker, as an inner tube. The guy that built my addition has
a double tiered Koi pond and it is heavy rubber lined.
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