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
- Turn off the waterfall pump.
- Turn off the auto fill valve (if you have one).
- 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.
- Make sure it’s not going to rain for 24 hours.
- Check the water level in the pond 24 hours later.
- If the pond level does not change the problem is in the waterfall. Go to step 8.
- If the pond level goes down, continue to check each day until the level stops dropping and mark it.
- 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.
- If you need assistance after following this process, give us a call at (253) 863-3499 or leave us a comment below!