- Mar 19, 2022
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It has been a while since I updated but the pond was still leaking. It was on one side so the contractor was only pulling a few flagstone at a time and it was not fixing the problem. I knew there had to be a big hole half way down and another lower since it would go half way overnight then drop 2 inches per day almost to the bottom.
I finally asked him to remove all the flagstone and he did. Right away we found the source of both. There was one place where they did not cover the liner completely with cement and that was where the big leak was. There was another place just below it where the cement had a hole that the liquid rubber did not fill.
As I suspected it was on the other side of the pond and was probably the source of the leak since the beginning. It has now been 7 hours since I filled up the pond and the water is still touching the tape I marked when I filled it.
This has been a huge PITA but I did not want to spend time here moaning about the continued leaks. I can post now that it is resolved.
At least my lily plants have been doing great in tubs waiting for their permanent home.
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Oops! I forgot to iron this one.
View attachment 153165Great to hear your progress. The lilies look very happy!
They also have a 1500 gph solar pump but it does not have a battery back up as yet . You could run the 1500 during the day along with a 660 and at night when the 1500 goes down let the 660 continue to run keeping the bog functioning and alive . 2000 gph will be a nice waterfall in your designThe contractor returned today and completed the inside of the bog filter. It looks much better. One thing he misunderstood was the manifolds were supposed to go under the gravel not on top of it. Oh well I will fix it this weekend.
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He also brought more large pieces of flagstone to cover the skimmers and a shelf for the fish to hide in. I might just use the skimmer covers to make this larger and use some weathered wood I have to make the covers instead. This is 2 feet deep, why does it look like 6 inches?
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I also decided that the two 240 GPH pumps would not be enough for the bog so I purchased two more 660 GPH pumps. I will have to shoehorn them into the skimmer boxes.
Glad you finally got it sorted out. I probably would have kicked that contractor to the curb about 4 "second chances" ago.
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