Oklahoma Pond Blog

So you have a leak in your Oklahoma pond

Here in the Oklahoma City Metro (OK) we use a consistent troubleshooting methodology to narrow down the source of your leak or repair needed as quickly as possible. ​If you notice you have to add water on a daily basis, or hear the “hissing” of your water fill valve constantly running, (after properly setting the water level) you may have a leak, most of which occur along the perimeter of the waterfall and stream. These leaks are generally due to the ground settling which causes the water to trickle over the edge of the liner. These leaks can be easily fixed. We start with the most likely suspects, such as leaky plumbing connections, skimmer and filter leaks, and improperly formed waterfalls.


Plants backing up the stream

Check to make sure any slow moving sections of the stream/waterfall have not become obstructed by leaves, plants, or other debris. This can cause the water to back up and leak over the edge of the liner.

Check the perimeter of the pond, waterfall, and stream for any areas that are wet. This is usually a good indicator that water is leaking over the liner.
Once you have found the leak, pack additional soil under the liner to raise the edge above the water level. Hide the exposed liner by replacing the gravel and adding mulch.​

Incorrectly seamed stream

​Check the screws and grommets on your BIOFALLS® filter for corrosion. Feel the ground between the liner and BIOFALLS®.​

If you have plants growing in your BIOFALLS® filter, it is common for their growth to displace the water, causing it to flow over the back side of the filter. Simply remove enough of the plants to lower the water level.

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