Pond level drop


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Hi there, we’ve just bought a house with two ponds. We’re completely new to their upkeep. During the past two weeks the pond levels have dropped. They both have water pumps that we believe circulate water independently within each one but we have no idea on their position in the ponds or whether they need cleaning etc. Not sure where to start and whether we are missing something that’s causing a problem? Any advice welcome.
 
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Hi -
Photos of your ponds and whatever equipment, tubing, pipes etc. you can see would be appreciated and will help with answering your questions.
I know it was quite warm a couple weeks ago in the UK but has turned cold again; were you looking at water level changes in the past few days or from a few weeks ago?
 

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Hello and welcome! When you say, “water level drop,” explain more what you mean: the amount of the water loss and the period of time it takes it to go down.

Low water levels are a common issue. There are many things to look for, but in your case it sounds like your first step is going to be that you need to find out if your 2 ponds ARE independent or whether they share a pump. If they are independent from each other, depending on the amount of water loss, my guess would be that it is due to evaporation.

Find out if these ponds are independent, and post some pictures.
 

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Welcome to our forum! Pictures really help us know how to help you.
 
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Hi there, water levels have dropped over the last three weeks. There hasn’t been a lot of rainfall but we did drop a fairly large stone in the small pond by mistake three weeks ago. I don’t know whether they are independent of eachother although they do switch on and off independently. I have attached pics if it helps. Levels haven’t got critical tbh but having no knowledge we could do with some advice. You can see the pond liner in the larger pond, this was underwater three weeks ago. Cheers, Pip
 

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I always lose water the time of year, cool pond water, cold and dry air, winds, I can lose up to two inches in a day. Have your turned off your pumps etc to see if it stops at a certain level?
 

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