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My pond keeps evaporating i dont know why

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pond i plan to put water but every time i put some water the next day it has evaporated im not even sure if it evaporated or got drained we dont have drainer so what could have happend?
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    how hot is it there?

    is the pond lined, so the water can't seep out?

    how deep, and how much surface area is exposed?

    Are the ducks spashing out the water diferance?
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're using a pond liner or form of some kind, you probably have a leak.
     
  4. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not using a pond liner the pond is made out of cement
     
  5. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:how much water are you losing....like gallons and gallons? would have to be a leak. you wont evaporate 100 gallons overnight.
     
  6. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeahh but there are no holes or anything just the hole for the pump/filter
     
  7. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    then there is a leak in your cement somewhere - around the plumbing for the pump/filter or somewhere else.
    It is hot and disgusting here and my lined pond does evap a little, but not much.
     
  8. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has to be a leak.[​IMG]
     
  9. IRL

    IRL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many times water loss in ponds is in the waterfall or filter and pump setup. Turn off the pump for a few days, and if you still are losing lots of water, you know you have a leak in the cement
     
  10. inohio

    inohio Out Of The Brooder

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    Plain cement is actually porous and absorbs water, so some of the water can be going into and through the cement if you don't have it sealed with something. Google and read about water proofing basements to get an idea (although a lot of that will be about cement blocks). If your cement is thin, like less than 4" thick, you could be loosing a lot of water that way.
     

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