Last July we excavated an ornamental pond 13 metres x 8 metres approx 1 metre deep on our property on the Mornington Peninsula. The pond was dug into clay. Unfortunately heavy rains filled the hole before we could line it. The pond has consistently lost about 30mm of water daily and last summer would have virtually dried up. We have had to regularly top it up from our rain water catchment.
In desperation, we decided to give your product a try. After advice from you as to quantity required, we treated to pond with your polymer product. Within 2 days our pond ceased losing water and has maintained the existing level of water ever since.
The product certainly worked for us.
Thanks for the help and advice.
It's been almost 2 months since I treated our pond with your product. We have had about 6 inches of rain since and the pond looks great. The wetness below the dam is gone and the water level is holding. Bottom line is I am very impressed with your product.
Recently got 2 pails of your product; fantastic only evaporation is drinking the water. Thanks for advise from Mark. Great stuff , I’m spreading word.
This product is Amazing !! I sprinkled about 1/3 of the pail into the leak area and within 12 hours it had expanded and sucked into the holes through all the gravel ! It is actually down to the smallest trickle now and we just had a huge rainstorm that brought the pond up over a foot. Now if it stays plugged I will have a full pond for the rest of the year. I am so glad I found you.
"It works!, it really works!!" I had hopes, not doubts, after reading other reviews but was praying it'd work as well as the dam here never held.
Long story short; moved onto a friend's property, they've owned it 15 years and only came to plant out hardy native plants and maintain property every 2-3 weeks.
It's a very dry area and things have to be tough to survive.
The dam: Very rocky/shaley area. Dug 3 times and emptied too quickly. First digging of the dam was a total novice who didn't even key it in. Got repaired and deepened, still leaked. Got repaired (kept adding clay and heavy machinery on wall where suspected leak was) but still leaked... Heartbreaking for sure let alone costly.
I moved here 2 years ago and we were having good rain the owner kept visiting and planting and I started making large vege gardens.
The water in dam went down as quick as it would fill.
Then we got a drought.
Then I saw an add for Polymer Innovations in a magazine and discussed it with owner. Let's try it she said.
Our dam is tear drop shape with the deepest bit being the rounded bottom, this is also where we suspected the leak also was.
Given the maths provided for how many kg needed we needed a total of 25kg and we definitely needed the plug version not the seal as we would easily loose an inch per day and there was always a massive puddle outside of dam and the bottom of the neighbours block was always a bog.
I bought an 18kg tub because I knew the leak was in that bottom half.
I applied it over 3 days, (we'd had rain to fill the dam) as I wanted to be thorough and I reckon I could start to see results after about 4 days. (You've got to remember this was a major leak in a very rocky/shaley dam so total results wouldn't be seen for 2-3 weeks as is mentioned by the company).
Well then it rained... & rained & rained & rained so I was praying the plug had sunk enough to not be washed away, I didn't know anything about the polymer so I kept my hopes high.
It works... It's been about 8+ weeks now and there's never been a puddle outside the dam, the neighbours is not a big, but absolutely the most important thing is the dam's holding!
I'll admit I'm not 100% certain (I would say I'm 98% tho) because the level does drop here and there however I think it's just normal evaporation.
We do keep having enough constant rain to keep topping it up tho and the only place the water goes out now is the overflow.
The owner has never seen this in her 15 years of owning the property and I've never seen it in my 2 years of being here.
If needed we can get another 12kg bucket because as I said, we really are in a challenged area and up against many odds to begin with.
I 100% recommend Polymer Innovations. One hundred percent!!
My/our story is one of huge success and I/we have so much to be grateful for.
Thankyou Polymer Innovations I will truly spread your name far and wide.
Our dam had been leaking badly for the past 2-3 months since it got full. I applied your Water$ave Seep at the recommended rate & within 2 days the leak had stopped & a week later the ground had almost dried out. We are really impressed - we didn't expect it to work so fast and so effectively.
Leak progress is still very good. Your WaterSave product is fantastic !
I just wanted to send you a note, if you have another United States customer who is somewhat skeptical of your product. If you want, you can provide them with our email address and I will share the amazing results we achieved.
We had a seeping dam and being at the start of the watering season, we did not have the choice of emptying our stock and domestic dam on our Central Victorian property. Im naturally a sceptical person but after contacting Polymer Innovations felt convinced that their Water Save Plug was my only option. Their representative openly advised me of the product's limitations and further advised me on how best to apply the product. After meticously following his advice, our dam stopped seeping after two days. What more could I ask for? Very satisfied customer,
My husband and I bought our property back in 2008 with the knowledge that only one of the two dams held water. We love living in the bush but as the years rolled by I really missed being able to sit outside and look at the water so I asked my husband to build me a mini lake.
Working on the theory of “happy wife happy life” he got Divalls in to give him a quote on creating my mini lake and in the conversation they ended up discussing our large dam that has never held water. Divalls advised my husband that there was a new product on the market that can plug dams and make them viable again.
Encouraged by this statement I proceeded to do my research and found Polymer Innovations website. The product needs to be applied when the dam is full or at least deeper than where the leak is, so we quickly ordered a 20kg bucket (approx. $400 delivered) online and eagerly awaited its arrival. As we had recently had significant rainfall and the dam was relatively full we methodically applied it to the surface of the dam, marking the water level when we were finished.
Daily my husband would check and remark the water level and because we were still receiving run-off into the dam the water level was increasing to the point that it is now full and ready to overflow.
Whilst I still want my mini lake we now have access to at least another 4megalitres+ of water so a big thank you to Divalls and Polymer Innovations for an inexpensive solution.
I recently purchased a 10kg pail of polymer. Having spoken to your customer service officer about how to apply it to my dam, I am very pleased to give some feedback.
I used about half of the pail in the manner suggested and it appears to have solved the problem of leakage. I had at least 2 small leaks (probably yabbie holes near the surface next to the dam wall) which were causing wet patches behind the dam and the water level would drop fairly quickly. In 1-2 weeks the level would drop 20-30cms usually.
Whilst these were not serious leaks, they were annoying because of the difficulty in mowing behind the dam due to mud. We live in a very high risk fire area and keeping grass short is important in summer, as well as a full dam to the direct north of our property itself has a protective function.
Therefore I am pleased to have used your product and will happily recommend it to anyone else.
It has now been a 2 months since I had the dam scraped out to get rid of all the weed etc. As it filled I sprinkled in your product and for the first time in 17 years it is holding water.
I've been wanting to let you know your product worked great. I actually had two leaks. One near the surface in the south west corner and the one we spoke about in the north west corner. I have to admit that I had NOT followed your application directions precisely. I used far, far less (actually a trivial amount) and applied only as far as I could throw from the shore. I was meaning to go out in the kayak and apply according to your instructions when the weather warmed a bit. But by then, the leaks stopped. And hasn't leaked since.
Thank you for all your help, and a great product. One that I can recommend highly.