New to ponds, got a crazy one that needs tons of work!

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    D2daJAZ Im good wtih reef aquariums....

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    I'm out in Mesa, Az. My new house has a large horseshoe shaped pond and waterfall with a cave/pump room which also houses the Jacuzzi equipment(I believe) pond is dry as a bone and I learned from the neighbors no one has seen it running or even with water in it in 4 years+!!!

    I do know it has power, and a lot of cool stuff like a transparent rock panel with a flood light behind it under the waterfall and clear glass blocks on the lip of the waterfall lit by a submersible light(that is clearly broken)

    Lots of potential, and lots of work, and figured I would take a look around here and see what I can learn. I can see some cracks and at least one area that has somewhat new concrete in it(poorly done in a crack) So I am thinking it needs some Herco rubber sealant at the bare minimum before I even try and fill it.

    pics to come soon
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group!

    Sounds like a neat pond. When you have time start a thread in the construction area with pictures. We will be able to follow along and help you as much as we all can.
     
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    Welcome and wonder after all that time it holds water .Is it a liner pond or cement .Congrats on your new home and hopefully a great pond with work
     
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    Welcome to the forum! :)
     
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    Fire off some pictures.
     
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    Hello and welcome! Would love to see pictures.
     
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    Welcome :) Sounds like a neat set up.
     
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    D2daJAZ Im good wtih reef aquariums....

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    Need to get some pics, is this forum Tapatalk enabled?? That would be extremely helpful!
     
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    D2daJAZ Im good wtih reef aquariums....

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    Here's a pic of the pond from the bridge showing the upper waterfall area
     

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    D2daJAZ Im good wtih reef aquariums....

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    The cave/pump room. Has hottub and pond pumps and heaters and such in it. Finally got the bug guys out so I can venture in now lol
     

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    D2daJAZ Im good wtih reef aquariums....

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    Another shot showing the pond, bridge, and hottub(also needs flex seal lol)
     

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    What kind of shape is the electrical system in?
    If you already have experience with aquariums, then you know the potential dangers with faulty or neglected pumps.
    I would figure out a budget before getting too involved with resurrecting this pond.
    The folks here can help you with potential replacement pump selection and best plumbing practices.
    Sounds like a fun project though. (y)

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    I see you have needle palms man they hurt and the bigger they get the worse they are .Had one and know first hand YIKES
     
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    D2daJAZ Im good wtih reef aquariums....

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    The electrical is fine. One of the pumps is an old brass one and I have a body that does commercial pond work for a living. I get stuff wholesale so the pumps won't be an issue but everything does run when I throw the breakers. I'm sure there is work to be done but I am more worriEd about the actual pond then the pumps due to my experience if that makes sense?
     
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    @addy1
     
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    Yep, makes sense.
    I've also been reefing for about 30 years.
    Get some water in it and watch for leaks. You're in a dry climate so you'll have to take that into account.
    If that's ok, prime the pumps get them going and see what happens.
    Let us know.

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