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    Thread: I知 losing water fast

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      I知 losing water fast

      For the past two days since, the water level has dropped considerably. In fact this morning, the skimmer circuit was sucking air. The pond was topped off before bed. I致e a 10k gallon polyurea coated pond. 4inch bottom drain which goes into a settlement tank before the filter, etc. my gut feeling which I知 not enjoying is that I might have a leak in the bottom drain circuit. We ARE in extreme drought conditions and the earth has subsided. I see NO signs of wet soil anywhere. Unfortunately due to my health I cannot do the type of work that might be entailed. Input is encouraged by you, and....if you know someone in the Northern Ca/ Bay Area, I壇 love a referral. Thanks, Tim
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      U Tim, call Nick at A1 Koi Dublin. Best regards

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      Thank you! I’m grateful to be on a well but even so, we keep our water consumption to a minimum.

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      If you have a waterfall/stream be sure to shut it off to see if the loss continues.
      I've got my fingers crossed it's not the BD.
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      What was the last event/change made before this started happening? I had the same thing happen and only after finding the problem, figured out that the branch I found floating in the pond had punched a hole in the liner about 12" below normal level when it fell from a tree.

      Also, what's the situation with roots around the pond? How long since the pond was constructed?
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      Yikes. Got any photos of your pond and filters or fountains?
      If it helps, I had an occasion when I woke up to a significant water loss and my pump had run dry. Turns out one of the plants in my fountain had tipped over and was causing the fountain water to wick down the back of the fountain. Do you have a waterfall or fountain or stream or similar?
      Also, do you have a drain or any other type of purge valve? Is there anything other than your BD pipe that goes underground or to waste?
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      Thanks all, it “appears” that the issue was caused by a faulty drain line out if my poly tank settling tank. I disconnected the pipe and even though the valve was closed there was a bit of water that continued to drain. So by disconnecting, I broke the head. I’m truly hoping that this was the issue. Our adobe soil is like stone due to lack of rain and due to the contraction if it as it dries, often pipes will come apart or even break. My fingers are crossed.

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      Tragedy averted! Good to hear.
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