Davyd
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Pond Repair

Anyone have any recommendations on how to repair a little plastic pond? I got one for free the other day and it wasn't until we lifted it out of the ground that we noticed it had a couple of cracks/holes in it.

So is there any way to repair those holes? Silicone? PVC glue? Fiberglass? I don't really foresee putting fish in it, but maybe make it available for lily gardening later so i want to avoid using something that could harm the plants (or maybe even the fish later). It's not going to be filtered (for now), but later on i may use a filter (i forgot to bring the filter back).
Hardiness/Heat= 5b Last Frost= latMay

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Is this a liner or a solid type?

HG

Davyd
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Solid, tub style. Bi-level with a trench(?) option (i really don't know what that's for).
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The trench is for a waterfall...

Scuff up the areas around the holes with a mid grit sandpaper and use black silicone gel. Press that in while it's still wet and reapply over it. Should do it...

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'Preciate that. I knew there had to be an easy way. Am getting to it today - the only kind of work i don't mind doing on my birthday! :wink:
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Happy day and good luck with that leak. Don't be afraid to apply again the next day; can't hurt...

Scott



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