Troubleshooting Leaks

One of the most common problems one can have with their water feature is a leak. It's important to know what to look for if you suspect your pond may be leaking, so here is the procedure we follow when identifying leaks.

Finding a Leak

  1. Turn off the waterfall pump.
  2. Turn off the auto fill valve (if you have one).
  3. Allow the waterfall to completely drain into the pond and fill the pond to the proper level. Proper level in a pond is just below the overflow opening in the skimmer. Base all measurements off of the overflow in the skimmer.
  4. Make sure it’s not going to rain for 24 hours.
  5. Check the water level in the pond 24 hours later.
  6. If the pond level does not change the problem is in the waterfall. Go to step 8.
  7. If the pond level goes down, continue to check each day until the level stops dropping and mark it. 
  8. If you have determined that the leak is in the waterfall, you will need to get a pump you can place in the pond and test the first 5’ of the stream/waterfall. If the level does not change, move the pipe up another 5’ and repeat as necessary until level drops in pond.
  9. If you need assistance after following this process, give us a call at (253) 863-3499 or leave us a comment below!

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