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Pond / pool paint discoloration in short period of time

I just recently pressure washed my cement pond, acid washed it and cleaned it with TSP followed by rising it out several times with fresh water. After this and letting it dry, I primed the pond with ...
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Concrete Block Raised Pond - Will it be strong enough?

I've had a builder build me a small concrete block raised bed (internal dimensions 3m x .8m x .5m) with a soil base. It's not reinforced but built out of cemented standard engineering concrete block ...
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What's a good way to install a threaded valve so that it can easily be replaced?

I am using a US Solid Motorized Ball Valve to control the water flow through a stream in my front yard. It works quite well when it works, though I've discovered that it seems to burn out and need to ...
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pond pump humming, but water keeps flowing

I have a pond pump TidalWave PAF-25SV which started humming very loud, although it keeps on pumping water as before. So I took it out of the basket, removed the intake screen, cleaned up any debris (...
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What's the best way to connect up the outlet of a plastic tube so it doesn't clog?

I have a fountain/stream setup in my front yard. Water comes out of the bottom of the fountain, goes through a stream, and at the end of the stream is a pump that sends the water back to the fountain ...
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Refrigerator compressor for pond aeration?

I'm contemplating salvaging a used refrigerator compressor to use to aerate my pond. A new compressor actually intended for pond aeration is 600 to 900 bucks. There are several good youtube videos on ...
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How can I get roof rain runoff into pond with an aboveground wall?

I'd like to collect rain water and have it run through a filter and then into a pond. The problem is, I can't simply run a pipe underground. \\ |\\ <-- house roof | \\ | | ...
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How to construct safe safer waterfalls for baby fish? [closed]

I am building a large pond comprising three separate pools and two waterfalls. The waterfalls comprise a brick wall, with the top row of bricks removed, so that water flows over the area with absent ...
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How to prevent tree roots from puncturing pond liner?

I am building a pond using HDPE pond liner. I'd like to plant various trees around the back of the pond, but am concerned the roots will eventually grow and puncture the liner. Is there such a concern?...
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At what wattage does a pond pump pose a danger to human life?

I am building a pond, and notice that pond pumps are available in incremental wattages and GPH. I'd like to choose a wattage that is safe, so in the event their is some electrical problem, no children ...
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Algae build up from pond is clogging sewer drain

A small pond about 100 feet across in my yard (located to the right in picture below) drains through the small path into a nearly non-grated sewer drain. In recent years, more and more algae has been ...
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Would a vernal pond (as either a retention basin or a infiltration basin) be a viable solution for this drainage issue?

So my backyard is showing some heavy pooling issues. I am in Southern Maine, USA The lowest point (picture 1) is, unfortunately pretty close to the garage pier foundation, and when the water pools it ...
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How can I heat a hole in my pond efficiently in the winter without using a pond heater?

I'd like to heat my pond to create a hole in the ice during the winter to help a few goldfish survive. The fish are not expensive but I'm trying to save them. The pond is about 50 gallons, about 12 ...
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Pond Construction Calculator - have I left out any variables?

I am interested in building a pond near my home in Maine. Unfortunately, water supply is limited, so I was curious to see if it would be possible to maintain a pond without having to manually refill ...
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Filling a Pond to replace with Patio! Advice?

I have a really ugly pond in my garden that was created by the previous owner. I want to remove the pond and instead extend my patio so I can have a dining area where it is. The pond is a concrete ...
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How do I carry electrical power across a pond?

Suppose I need to run power to an outbuilding. The line will run underground. Between the supply and outbuilding is a long, wide pond. Going around the pond isn't really feasible. This is not a ...
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How to wire a sub panel from a 15 amp circuit existing run

I'm adding power for an outdoor pond, I will need four outlets in the end. I have an existing 15 amp circuit out of my main house service panel that connects to an outside wall. I want to tie into ...
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Can I use bentonite as a lining for a normal swimming pool?

First, I'm open to alternatives and creative solutions, so the simple form of the question is, "Can I use bentonite as a lining for a normal (chlorinated) swimming pool?" But, in case there are other ...
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Swimming Pool Pump Priming Issues

I have recently purchased a Clarke (SPP15) Swimming Pool Pump, to help me clean out my garden pond. Similar Item Here: https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-spp15-swimming-pool-pump/ The pump is ...
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What pump for a pond where sediment keeps restricting flow?

We have a pond with a fountain fed by a closed centrifugal pump. The fountain looks great... for 30 minutes. When its turned on, the pump sucks up sediment suspended in the water, and deposits it ...
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How can I use a 12VDC bilge pump with an Intermatic timer for pond circulation?

I have built a small rock water feature using a 12V bilge pump as the circulator. I purchased an Intermatic 12V light timer/transformer to power the pump. There are two connection terminals on the ...
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Would building a partial raised wall for a pond in this way be strong enough?

I just read your answers about "Building a raised wall for a pond." Although quite detailed, I am not very physics minded and hope someone will give me a thumbs up or down. I have a pond that is ...
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Building a Pond

I have a natural spring in the side of my yard (had the water tested, not sewage or city water, natural spring). I live on a hill and the spring is coming out above my house in relation to the ...
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Building a raised wall for a pond

We are looking to build a small pond (9'x18'x6'), but we want the edge to be raised up about 8". I am thinking about using CMUs (Concrete Masonry Units) which are 8x8x16. The entire pond will be lined ...
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