Waterfall Leaking - how to temporarily reconstruct


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so falls starting, racoons visiting, and also racoons diggin up part of the plantings around the waterfall, and doing something to the placement of the waterfall that made it start leaking.

so I had to turn it off, the pond is pretty boring now, so I would like a way to sorta temporarily recontruct it, but not permanantly cause next year I will be totally moving it around, into a part of the pond that doesent even exist yet.

here it was: (before all the current plantings )
 

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Did the raccoons shift rocks around? Without pics or description of where or how it is leaking hard to give advice on how to fix it.
 

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Did the raccoons shift rocks around? Without pics or description of where or how it is leaking hard to give advice on how to fix it.
the raccoons just ripped the liner where it was seamed to the waterfall box, so it drips water behind the box, although I cant take the whole waterfall apart to replace the liner there, there isnt enough to reaseam it.
 

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Buy some marine goop, made to be in salt water, fresh water.

Turn off the waterfall let it dry, clean the liner well, rough it up a bit and goop it. Let it dry for a few days and it will be fixed.

I am using it on the boat, and fixed a pipe leak I was fighting. Long time ago put a cracked toilet tank back together with it, (froze cracked) still holding 9 years later.

 
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hello all!

so falls starting, racoons visiting, and also racoons diggin up part of the plantings around the waterfall, and doing something to the placement of the waterfall that made it start leaking.

so I had to turn it off, the pond is pretty boring now, so I would like a way to sorta temporarily recontruct it, but not permanantly cause next year I will be totally moving it around, into a part of the pond that doesent even exist yet.

here it was: (before all the current plantings )
I had the same problem at the side of my waterfall. A pond specialist came out and in 20 minutes had the problem resolved. He didn't turn off the waterfall or dry out the liner, water was still flowing. I'm not sure what products he used, but he added a piece of pond liner using an adhesive. It no longer leaks. It wasn't cheap, but cheaper than a lot of other short term solutions.
 

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Buy some marine goop, made to be in salt water, fresh water.

Turn off the waterfall let it dry, clean the liner well, rough it up a bit and goop it. Let it dry for a few days and it will be fixed.

I am using it on the boat, and fixed a pipe leak I was fighting. Long time ago put a cracked toilet tank back together with it, (froze cracked) still holding 9 years later.

sounds like thats the thing! will do that soon :)
 
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I had the same problem at the side of my waterfall. A pond specialist came out and in 20 minutes had the problem resolved. He didn't turn off the waterfall or dry out the liner, water was still flowing. I'm not sure what products he used, but he added a piece of pond liner using an adhesive. It no longer leaks. It wasn't cheap, but cheaper than a lot of other short term solutions.
wow, I do have some patch, so I am considering doing something like that.
 

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