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Hi,
This is a concrete lined pond, I would like to use it as a sunken seated area.
Anyone have any suggestions on how I could drain this area on a permanent basis.

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Oscar
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Personally, I think it’s too nice not to use as it was intended. That’s thousands of dollars of work.
 

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Very nice pond, if it were mine it would be a pond.

The only other thing you could do is find the lowest spot, make it deeper, ie. chip out the concrete, put in a sump pump.
 

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About the only way I can think would be pumping it out continuously or running pipe from the lowest spots out into a drain field. Too much work for me! I love the look of it as a pond but if you don't want it then it would make a nice gathering spot for family and friends to sit. If you have a hill on your property nearby the pond, lower than the pond you could run a pipe underground that comes out to the hill and then water comes out and runs down. It better not effect anyone else's property tho or they will complain big time.
 
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You would need to put a drain in it and connect it to the storm sewer. Not easy and not cheap. A pump will work but I don't think it's practical.
 

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