We have done hundreds of water feature repairs.
Some of the repairs that are typical are:
- fixing holes,
- replacing pumps,
- finding leaks,
- finding leaks and low spots in the liner,
- fixing floats,
- adding filter systems,
- concrete repairs,
- fixing streams and waterfalls so the water goes above rather the rocks rather than under,
- and many more
My water feature needs help!
We have fixed hundreds of water features by finding leaks, rebuilding shoddy work, streams and waterfalls, adding planting areas and making boring features look great. We have water lilies, tropical, flowering and hardy pond plants, lighting and even cool driftwood to dress up any water feature.
The problems with float systems
We try to avoid using a standard float system to keep the water level constant. They are convenient for the homeowner as they don’t have to top up the pond, but the scary thing is you don’t know how much water you are actually losing or worse yet, if you have a leak.
We have seen too many automatic fill/float systems that are filling up the pond continuously which means as much water is escaping as is coming in. You want to know if your water features start to lose more water than standard evaporation so it can be fixed ASAP. I don’t think you want to find out there is a problem by receiving a huge water bill or worse yet a failing retaining wall or basement water issues.
If you currently have a float, a great test to do is to put a rock under the floating part to prop it up so that it cannot turn on. Now keep a careful eye on your pond to see how much it drops, you don’t want to run your pump dry. Different build techniques will have different results but, in most cases, more than 1/2 inch a day indicates a problem. If you are buying a property with a water feature, we highly recommend this test as we get many calls from new homeowners that have inherited a problem water feature.