Old 08-20-2004, 06:46 PM
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stupid question....

i've installed a few pre-formed ponds. when you build a waterfall, that streams down a little distance between the pond and the starting point, do you wind up with a more noticeable water evaporation? very rarely do i have to add water to my ponds, but i was wondering if the water flowing over rocks in the direct sun increase evaporation enough where you're adding water routinely?
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Old 08-20-2004, 06:54 PM
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the evaporation does increase but most ponds we now build are hooked to an irrigation system were possible so you can use a float type device to have the water level adjusted automaticly
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Old 08-21-2004, 12:54 AM
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I think that you would probably lose more water from it splashing out from the waterfall than from evaporation. I have a small float valve in my skimmer box but have never heard it on. Perhaps as an experiment I'll shut off the intake water and see how long it takes before I notice the water going down. Now you got me wondering...
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