Install A Bottom Drain Pump Outlet In A Preformed

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Install A Bottom Drain Pump Outlet In A Preformed

Remax Man
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Joined: 14 May 2017, 17:23

14 May 2017, 17:31 #1

I was planning to build a pond holding about 350 gallons of water. I was given a preformed pond that holds 250 gallons. I had planned to mount a drain and hose in the bottom of the pond liner that would be attached to an external pump. Now I have the preformed pond still want to do that. Is that a good idea?
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Robyn
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Robyn
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Joined: 01 Sep 2003, 21:10

15 May 2017, 00:45 #2

Welcome to the forum!

I am not a fan of putting holes in the bottom of ponds for drains and so on. It's one more spot where leaks can occur. If done right, there's less of a chance of leaking from a drain through a pre-form pond versus a liner. If you're good at plumbing, you could probably do it. All of my ponds just sit in the pond.

Good luck!
Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
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