Concrete Pond Sealer
How to Apply a Concrete Pond Sealer
An outdoor pond can certainly add to the beauty and value of your home. It will be a certified attraction during parties and outdoor gatherings. However, it can also be vulnerable to leaks and cracks. So, you should make sure that it is properly sealed and installed. If you do not maintain your pond well, you may need to have it repaired. Nonetheless, if you want to save time and money, you can just apply the concrete pond sealer yourself. A concrete pond sealer can be bought in pool supply and hardware stores.
Before you apply the concrete pond sealer, make sure that you have already drained the water. Allow your pond to dry for half a day or so. Then, remove all the dirt particles and debris stuck on its sides and bottom. You can use a dry or wet vacuum cleaner. Mix a quart of white vinegar for every ten gallons of water and dip a mop into this solution. Use this mop to clean the sides and bottom of your pond. Rinse the pond with water and allow it to dry completely before you apply the concrete pond sealer.
Next, you have to apply a thin coat of the concrete pond sealer using a paint brush. Apply it evenly with back and forth strokes. Wear protective gear such as rubber gloves and mask, so you will not inhale the fumes and your skin will not come in contact with the concrete pond sealer. The ingredients of this product can be harmful to your health. Let the first layer of pond sealer dry before applying second coating. You may apply two to three coats. Finally, let your last coating dry completely before you put back water, plants, and fish into it. This may take for a few hours or even overnight.