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Butch

General Tips

Enhancing Your Pond With Faux Stone

When I first heard of faux stone, I pictured those funny plastic rocks you get at a big box store to hide a set of keys under.  Those are great!  I mean what burglar would ever think to look under one of those babies and…
Butch
February 6, 2008
General Tips

Pond Paint Did You Just Say Pond Paint?

I am covering my ears right now.  La la la, I cannot hear you!  You can’t possibly be considering putting paint in your new pond could you?  If so, let me let you in on a few things first. Paint is defined as a substance…
Butch
January 24, 2008
How ToRubber and Plastic Liners

Patching a Pond Liner

Ok, so you have a hole in your pond liner now.  That is just what you needed, something else to fix.  Not to mention, the hole is probably somewhere near the bottom of the liner.  And why should it not be? It is a conspiracy…
Butch
January 18, 2008
How ToFountains

How to Fix a Leaky Fountain

It is time to run a hose through that old fountain you have sitting in your yard.  The darned thing has not been fired up since… When was it?  Was it last season?  Hmmm, maybe it was the season before.  Bah!  Who cares?  It’s time…
Butch
January 16, 2008
General TipsWood Ponds

Building a Wooden Pond or Tank

I have seen people build wooden pond and holding tanks that looked great, only to see them leak like a sieve. For those of you that do not know what a sieve is, it is a meshed kitchen instrument used for straining liquids. You get…
Butch
January 15, 2008
Concrete Ponds

Salt Water Corrosion Effects on Concrete

Did you know salt water was corrosive?  It is.  In fact it is a problem that engineers have been faced with for some time in regards to larger concrete structures like sea walls.  Of course sea walls are corroded by much more than salt, such…
Butch
January 14, 2008
Concrete Ponds

Choosing a Concrete Sealer

There are many types of concrete pond sealers on the market today and the biggest problem for anyone looking for one is to know how to find the best product suited for the project at hand. You can search the internet and find a huge…
Butch
January 10, 2008
Concrete Ponds

How Concrete Works

We come in contact with it every day in some shape or form. It has touched the lives of the human race since 5600 BC when ancient Serbians used it to construct huts. A thousand years ago, the pyramids of Shaanxi were constructed with a…
Butch
January 8, 2008
General Tips

Fixing an Epoxy Blush

An epoxy blush can happen from time to time and you will know it when you see it. Basically, your epoxy finish will look milky white or in cases of the darker colors have a grayish color to the surface. This can happen because of…
Butch
January 6, 2008
General Tips

Pond Shield Application Temperature

Pond Shield will cure if applied at above 50° F. Considering that, you should keep in mind that because Pond Shield has been designed thick in order to hang properly on vertical and upside-down surfaces, it can seem a lot thicker when it is cold.…
Butch
January 5, 2008
General Tips

Removing the White Safety Ring from the Can

Pond Shield is packaged in a manner that the kit contents will not spill out during shipping or handling. The white safety rings are pressed on in our manufacturing plant and can be difficult to remove. One method of removing them is to use pliers…
Butch
January 5, 2008