Hi & advice please

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    Derek William Dick

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    My name Mart. I have 3 ponds that sit next to each other although only one pond contains fish. However I want to bring the other 2 ponds back into life by making them into 1 pool. Of the 2 pools one's got a pond liner & the other made of fibreglass. By making them into one pool I will have to remove some of the fibreglass from the one end of the pool so it can be joined & flow in to the other pool, so do you think I should remove all the fibreglass structure or leave the vast majority where it is?

    By the way my Title name's was Marillion's leader singer
     
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    Hello and welcome! Can you take some pictures and post those for us?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group! Pictures will help us understand what you are dealing with.
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    I say, if your going thru the trouble as it is, do it right and use new liners.
     
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    Thanks for the replies

    I will take some photo's & get back to you.
     
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    Hi & welcome, a fellow Marillion fan. And he was known as Fish.
    I last saw him live in 2005 in Cirencester on the Misplaced Childhood Anniversary Tour. Awesome, performance. Those incredibly long arms seemed to reach way out over the crowd.
    The set begins at 57:45.

    On the subject of ponds, I'd consider replacing the fibreglass pond with a liner. and joining them properly. Please post photos so we can better understand the project.
     
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    I hope these come out OK. They are taken to show the end of the pool that I want to join to a pool that currently contains for old Iris bulbs. The fibreglass liner got a leak (Somewhere), so the idea was to put in a pond liner but extend it into the smaller pool containing the Iris's
     

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    I would pull the whole thing out and get some EPDM liner. Much easier to work with and you'll be happier with the results.
     
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    Fiberglass is a composite material made of
    1. Fiberglass
    2. Cement, either Epoxy (expensive, but strongest) or polyester
    3. gell coat finish (usually a polyester)
    You can almost certainly bond a PVC liner to an polyester gellcoated fiberglass, possibly using PVC shower pan cement or polyester resin, but honestly it'll be difficult and expensive and will be the point of failure.

    I'd replace the fiberglass and any PVC liners you might have with EDPM rubber. Bonding two pieces of EDPM together is common and reliable in roofing and ponding. The last thing you need is to notice you had a seam fail and a nearly empty pond in the middle of a January snow storm, been there, done that, not fun at all!
     
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    I think best way is tht you can connect both as water fall without joining , keep linner water level bit above the fiberglass or fiberg deeper so it pours in and place pump inside fiberglass to send water back in linner pond , u can keep 2 different types of fishes in both
    Joining 2 different shapes will b headache unless u can find any instrument or clamp
     
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