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I’ve been watching the pond since a week ago Friday, when my son-in-law got it running…

for the last few years when the waterfall is going water vanishes from the pond in a slow but steady manner…

same thing this year… Tuesday it was quite low, but the temperature was near zero so I was afraid to use the outside hose to top it up, but I was also afraid to turn it off in case water froze in the pump and wrecked it…

it was still cold Wednesday, but I had to do something otherwise the pump was going to be sucking air and then die…

after removing a connector which had broken over the winter and reattaching the hose to the main tap, I was able to get the hose running slowly and then more quickly once I was sure it wasn’t full of ice…

took quite a while to fill the pond, but I sat in the sun with a jacket on and watched for birds, lol…

then I placed a thin rock behind the waterfall so that the water would fall directly into the pond and not onto the pads behind it…

I was very excited, because I think this might make a difference to the vanishing water…

yesterday I topped it up again, but it is losing water way more slowly…

going to watch and see what happens…