Leaking pond help


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Hi over the last week my pond has dropped about 4 inches could it be water climbing under the liner from the bottom of the waterfall so tonight should I turn the waterfall off to see if it is that causing the leak note I have other sources of flow for the pond
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Is this a new problem? I would look at the entire situation before shutting down the waterfall. Four inches over a week might be normal if you have sunny, windy weather. Is the landscape to the sides of the waterfall suddenly wet? Is there dampness in areas that were previously dry? Are some large animals visiting at night and drinking it?
 
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I believe you are in winter over there as well and i would take advantage of that fact and shUt down EVERYTHING. and see if your water continues to drop make a mark place a stone what ever to have an exact mark where the water level is . Then start turning on one area at a time. and note the water level each time . Most leaks are edging or the water fall skimmer flange or returns
 
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if it's not obvious, I'd shut the wfall down first as most leaks, imo, are found in this area. Next up would be the plumbing, as GB says. Hopefully, NOT in your liner but some issue with a low edge or water escaping around your wfall. I deliberately placed all my plumbing inside my liner just in case.

Hopefully you built your wfall with a liner underneath and good overlap on the sides.
 

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