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There's a hole in my pond liner - can it be repaired and is it a big job?


Yes, it can be repaired, and yes, it may be a big job. Finding the leak is usually the hardest part. The usual procedure is to let the water level drop until the leak stops. This means the hole will be at water level for you to locate and inspect. If the liner is PVC, use a repair kit to patch it up. If it's Butyl rubber, there is a vulcanising tape that will fix the job cheaply. Ensure that the surface to be repaired is clean and dry.

Weekend Gardener, Issue 91, 2002, Page 20

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.

Andrew Maloy Weekend Gardener

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