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Locate Pond & Water Feature Leak Detection & Repair Contractors
Finding a leak in a pond can be a daunting task for someone without a great deal of experience. We know how to fix a pond leak. Our pond contractor services & pond Maintenance services members use a fairly consistent troubleshooting methodology to narrow down the source of your leak as quickly as possible.
They should start with the most likely suspects, such as leaky plumbing connections, skimmer and filter leaks, and improperly formed waterfalls. And especially around the edges of your pond. Your safety concerns about loose rocks that have fallen in your pond may create holes when they land on the bottom, or dirt back-filled around low liner edges might have settled with time.
Rule out every possibility when trying to find the leak
If the leak is not found in these areas, and we've ruled everything else out – odds are, you've got a hole in your liner. Finding this hole is a gamble against time and money ! Contractors that consistently repair leaky water features (Especially Ponds) will tell you... that when they are shut down for the winter, the cute little chipmunks that bounce around your garden will eventually find their way in-between the now dry rocks in your waterfalls and streams. The only way to find these holes is to narrow down the areas where you see them most. If you don't know, the only way to find it, is to start taking apart the pond or waterfalls to hopefully find the source of the leak.
Do you need a new liner, or can you find the hole ?
Years of our contractors experiences have shown that replacing the liner in basic ponds can be less expensive and time consuming than trying to find a hole – which can take days or weeks. Rodents and plant roots can cause major issues with older ponds that are over grown or shut down for long periods of time.
A liner replacement can be a relatively simple operation that can usually be accomplished in a single day, as long as there are no rocks or gravel on top of the liner.