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    pond floor

    Hi all
    my bottom drain came off this morning so I had to drain the pond so it was shallow enough for me to get in with waders... when I climbed into the pond my fibreglass pond was like walking on a water bed...all the fibreglass was like jelly.
    Is this normal ?
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    You sure that wasn’t a layer of algae or bacteria slime? Was it hard underneath that jelly like layer?


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    Feels slimey, that’s just algae..

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    it could be a bad case of blanket weed and algae as said...... stick your hand down through it you should hit a hard base at some point being your actual FBG floor ? should not be that deep though ?? is your pond on a concrete bed ?
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    [QUOTE=TommyTomo;344921]Hi all
    ...all the fibreglass was like jelly.
    Is this normal ?

    Don't sound right to me can you not see down to the bottom of your pond floor to see if you have algae / build up
    of mulm, hope it is that and nothing else.

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    Unless u have water ingress behind your fibreglass causing it to float

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    Hi... Thanks for reply, Its deffo water between the fibreglass and the concrete floor... when I drained it and walked on it I was like wtf, I stuck my hand and pressed the floor and I could push it up and down... I just spoke to dave Arnold & told him & he said it sound like groundwater has got between the glass.

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    What's the fix? Or will it be ok?

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    Don't sound too good! Keep us updated with what happens etc.

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    Would’ve thought the weight of the water you had still in the pond would have forced the groundwater out?

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    As the pond at any point been fully empty did the pond have a water table problem when the fibreglassing was done originally
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