We’ll definitely use Pond Armor again!

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We built an indoor water feature using ½” plywood, 2’W x 6’L x 14”D. We researched the various offerings for sealants and selected Charcoal Pond Armor. At this point, unlike we normally would do (we’re IT junkies!!), we didn’t look at reviews much. The surface area was about 34sq ft and we bought a 1.5qt kit.

We decided that, as the feature was plywood, it is considered smooth and were going to apply one thicker coat. The problem was, what if we missed bits, or it leaked? We’d have none left over. Then we started reading some negative reviews about the product, how it didn’t cover well, was hard to work with, went off really fast, etc. We were a bit put off now, and the project sat for weeks. Finally, I rang Pond Armor and spoke with Butch. He was fantastic and allayed our fears, but suggested that we apply 3 thinner coats rather than the one heavy one. He recommended we thin them like the first rough surface coat for every coat which we did.

It mixed very easily (even though, not following the onsite tip, we mixed part A with B and the alcohol all at once), and was very simple to roll on. It did start to “tack up” reasonably fast, but no faster than what the instructions advised it would. Within 2-4 hours it was ready for the next coat (air temp inside the house was around 79-80F with little humidity – we live in Phoenix). Prior to the 3rd coat, we used a 500 watt lamp to check the finish. I cannot stress how important this inspection is (and, yes, it says to in the instructions, but who reads those??!!). We saw many little areas that needed brushwork prior to rolling the final coat.

Now we are waiting on the 24 hours cure time to be up so we can fill it. We have an outdoor water feature planned in the future. We’ll definitely use Pond Armor again!

Ian S. – Phoenix, AZ


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I had a cracked concrete pond that was old and very porous and did not hold water well.  Then, a straight line wind storm came along and put major cracks in the pond when two large oak trees fell and caused damage.  I called the pond people for an estimate.  They told me the well known pond sealing products would not work.  They recommended calling a swimming pool company. No one had any solutions other than using a plastic pond liner that would have ruined the character of the pond.  I searched the internet for months until finally I came across Pond Armor.   No one knew anything about this  product (the hardware stores, the pond companies, the pool companies) and I had exhausted my options so I decided to contact the company.  They assured me that the product would solve my problem and guaranteed it.  AMAZING!  We have had a viable, leak proof pond for four years and it looks like it will continue to last.  Thank you Pond Armor.

Rebecca P.

Solved a Leaking Problem

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Your product solved a leaking  problem  in a 60-year-old cement fountain/pond after two other groups of people tried to fix it.


Dan H – New Orleans, LA

I Highly Recommend The Product!

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Thank you for such great attention to our request for the purchase of Pond Armor in light blue. The merchandise came right on time!! Even before time scheduled. The instructions were great and we followed them to the letter. The pond looks great and the Koi are really enjoying their stay.

The product is truly phenomenal even though the application is not JUST PAINTING….attention to detail and following the instructions is ESSENTIAL!. I highly recommend the product, its use and final looks.

Clyde A. L./Maria S. – Mitchelville, MD

Wonderful Product!

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I have used and sold Pond Armor for the past 6 years, on my personal ponds and countless client ponds ! Wonderful product and Butch is great with tech support. Many uses for this product ! Seals great and provide an environment that is good for the fish !

Spend the money now, or spend it later with having to replace and fix the “other sealers”.

Happy fish equal Happy Customers !

Donita Blalock, Koi Koi Living Jewels, El Cajon CA

Well Worth the Upfront Cost

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Pond Armor product is well worth the up front cost when you consider the long term savings. The “101 tips” and wonderful timely advise from the folks at Pond Armor makes installation doable for the average DIY’er. Constructing the pond to incorporate the plumbing, filters and skimmers is easy when you don’t have to deal with cumbersome, heavy traditional liners.

Our small pond looks amazingly natural and having no folds from liners, makes maintenance a breeze (which makes our Koi are very happy too!)

Cheryl N. Honolulu, Hawaii

Big Thank You!

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Hello!! I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU! Your product is AMAZING!! I found a old cement pond buried in my backyard some years ago while digging up some weeds… We never really knew what to do with it and it would always leak… We patched some cracks and being a grey cement color… EVERYTHING showed… I knew I wanted black (I think it gives a cooling effect with water) and so much depth. A liner was out of the question because of the weird figure 8 shape with the lip in the middle connecting the two pools together; it would have been so difficult to make all those folds in the liner and everything else that can go wrong with a liner… I came across your product searching the web and was curious to learn more. After reading reviews and seeing pictures I KNEW that is what I was looking for! I am SO HAPPY with the results!! I attached some before and after pictures of our pond! Hope you can see them.

Tara and Randall G. – Saint Paul, MN

Some Amazing Stuff

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That is some amazing stuff. I put some on a piece of flagstone here in the shop and came in this morning. I and a couple of my guys whacked that stuff with a screw driver and tried to chip it off of the stone and it wouldn’t come off. I took the remainder out of the mixing jar and it was hard but still flexible.

Steve Walker – Sacramento Koi

Works In One Easy Application

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Trust me when I say my pond does not leak a drop of water now. I would suggest Pond Shield to anyone who’s having a problem with a leak and wants something that will work in one easy application. I’m not exactly a pond expert, but the help from Pond Armor made it easy for me, a novice. If I can do it, anyone can.

Steve P. – Washington, DC

We Love Your Product!

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All I can say is it’s incredible! It just makes things so much more easy when you find a company that has nice people and an excellent product. We looked at several other products and even contacted pool companies but none of them had anything worthwhile. We love your product!

Sheryl R. – Bisbee AZ

Definitely Helped Me Create The Pond

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Achieving a natural look for my pond was very important to me. I chose the location and construction materials very carefully because I wanted a pond that looked like it had always been there. I didn’t want the creases and folds that come with a pond made with a liner. Pond Shield’s ease of application and colors choices definitely helped me create the pond I was looking for.

Sean B. – Port Orange, FL

Not One Leak

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Thanks again. Your product kicks some major butt! By the way, I have not one leak in my new 1500 gallon tank.

Rich H. – Naperville, IL

Thanks For Helping

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I recently bought some of your invisible clear-coating (Pond Shield Clear) for a leaking concrete pond and your product saved my butt. Thank you for helping me solve a rather difficult problem rather easily! To be honest, I don’t know how I could have solved this problem without your product.

Mike Garcia – Enviroscapes

Cannot Keep Enough On The Shelves

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Well as a retailer I have to say they do a great job of taking care of my customers needs! I had a customer that had a problem and they called Butch. He was able to resolve it over the phone. I was happy, my customer was happy! It’s a great product and have had no problems, other then keeping it on the shelves!

Mark Lawson – Koi Depot

Using Pond Shield Was Wonderful

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Our pond is 40 years old and has leaked for the past 4-5 years. I thought to myself, is this going to work? I just have to say that using Pond Shield was wonderful! It went on like a breeze and our pond does not leak anymore. Well, I’m happy, my Mother is happy and my fish are all happy now! It just went on beautifully! We’re very happy with it! Thanks so much!

Karen W. – Nashville, TN

Nothing Has Outperformed Pond Shield

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My name is Jonathan Strazinsky of Monster Fish Rescue. Rescuing giant fish requires giant confines. Running a rescue requires I find the best products for the animals we save. I also need to save money any way possible so I build our large aquariums. I have used just about everything on the market to seal my “DIY” tanks, nothing has out performed Pond Shield. I was immediately impressed with the product and started to dream of all the possibilities and applications I could use it for! Not to mention the customer service from Pond Armor. Customer service is a lost art, very few companies implement it in any way shape or form. Butch from Pond Armor is a customer service artist going above and beyond any customer service I’ve ever dealt with. He must have logged in at least three hours of conversation with me before I even spent one cent! His customer service is one of the many reasons why I will always advertise pond armor on our website free of charge!

Jonathan Strazinsky – Monster Fish Rescue

Pond Shield Is Easy To Use

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Pond Shield was especially useful in creating a water wall. I had built a container out of concrete blocks, and needed to waterproof it. I don’t spare any expense when it comes to making things watertight, because they’re expensive to rebuild when they leak. Pond Shield is easy to use, and I can get into tight places with it.

Jay Marino – Landmark Landscapes