pond not holding water

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by elliemay0305, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. elliemay0305

    elliemay0305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we got some good storms the other night which gave the pond a lot of water but for some reason within a day or tow it will be gone!! i would love to have a nice pond. does anyone have any suggestions i could try to keep the water in it? seems like we are the only people with a waterless pond around here [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    If you post some pictures people may be able to give you some ideas. You may just need to put in a liner.
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you know how high the water table is in your area?
     
  4. elliemay0305

    elliemay0305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Nifty-Chicken wrote a great FAQ on posting pictures here . PM any Staff member if you have more questions. [​IMG]
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Looks like it is more of a drainage basin right now. If you want to make it a pond, you are going to have to line it.
     
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  7. elliemay0305

    elliemay0305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i will try anything. i know when my parents bought this place years ago it was full of water! then we moved here about two years ago and it hasnt held anywater since. i was told i need to pack it down. but how would i do that? also i was told i needed to dig it out but that might cost a lot of money! i know you cant see it in the picture but in some areas i dug a small hole just to check it out and i seen little streams of clean water running into the hole. so i was told there could be water under it and thats why i should dig it out. is there anyway i can tell for sure how much water is under it if any? i was thinking maybe it does hold water but under the ground. the dirt in the pond is like clay.
     
  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    You might have to pump it out and line it with commercial grade pond liner.
     
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  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Ahhh...bentonite! The scourge of Colorado basement owners! That would work! LOL
     

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