Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
jeffw, Trex83, Bct68@Ronimo, Laue, raorm
16616 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics37,841
Posts514,370
Members16,617
Most Online3,583
Jan 15th, 2020
Top Posters
esshup 24,296
ewest 20,185
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 13,322
Who's Online Now
16 members (Theo Gallus, neopond, FayetteTX, snrub, Bocomo, Kris B, FireIsHot, anthropic, John Fitzgerald, Steve_, Paul FNG, Quarter Acre, Trex83, Wolverine, H. Parker, NEDOC), 502 guests, and 520 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
did the soil become fully saturated?
#388677 10/01/14 04:21 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1
A
antknee Offline OP
OP Offline
A
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1
I had a .5 acre pond dug and for the first several times it filled up, it would drain itself completely dry within a few days. Here recently it has been holding water pretty good. It took it about 9 months to get there. It was like it had a 8 inch hole in it when it was first dug. It was all gone in about 7 days. It's had a foot of water in it now for about a month.Could it be that it's gonna hold?

Re: did the soil become fully saturated?
antknee #388703 10/02/14 06:55 AM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,315
F
Offline
F
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,315
Sounds like you have a problem. Was the basin compacted in anyway?

Re: did the soil become fully saturated?
antknee #388712 10/02/14 09:04 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 196
M
mpc Offline
Offline
M
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 196
I agree with F&C looks like a problem. I am a novice pond owner, but since it is new I would contact the builder and see what they are willing to do for you, if nothing, then find another contractor. Pump it dry, have 3, 3" to 6" clay lifts, each compacted/laced together. Just get it over with, so you can get on with the fun of a NON leaking pond instead of the frustration of a leaking pond or a hole that will not hold water. Not much fun but you will be happier in the long run, IMHO.


Life is more fun with a pole in your hand.
Re: did the soil become fully saturated?
mpc #388714 10/02/14 09:18 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 24,296
Likes: 6
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 24,296
Likes: 6
Soil takes a while to get saturated, it all depends on how much water was in there that you lost. I'd expect a few inches of water level flucturation to be normal, but not going completely dry in a normal rainfall year.


www.hoosierpondpros.com


http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4
3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).

Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
Flatlander, Handsome54, Schroeder, Shad Guy
Recent Posts
Yellow Iris for bank erosion control??
by neopond - 06/05/20 03:31 PM
Are grass carp bad for BG & LMB?
by Kris B - 06/05/20 03:29 PM
A pond dedicated to Redear Sunfish
by snrub - 06/05/20 03:29 PM
Early morning feeding, good or bad?
by FayetteTX - 06/05/20 12:56 PM
Pond rake recommendations?
by anthropic - 06/05/20 11:05 AM
To Aerate OR Not To Aerate?
by Quarter Acre - 06/05/20 08:32 AM
Is This Pennywort
by FireIsHot - 06/05/20 08:06 AM
where are my fish?
by wbuffetjr - 06/05/20 07:17 AM
New algae problem
by vafarmdog - 06/05/20 05:57 AM
A Small Pond in Estonia
by raorm - 06/05/20 01:59 AM
New pond build.
by Trex83 - 06/04/20 11:04 PM
Need Alum
by ShortCut - 06/04/20 10:46 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Fish Habitat or Fish Trap
Fish Habitat or Fish Trap
by Phoenix, May 30
Fawn Pic
Fawn Pic
by bryani289swmi, May 28
Mneagle
Mneagle
by Michael37090, May 17
Thin bass?
Thin bass?
by crimsondave, May 6
Mean Mouth Bass??
Mean Mouth Bass??
by snrub, May 2

� 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4