Ponds and Water Gardening forum: How can I fix up my fountain

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Oct 8, 2017 7:55 AM CST
Hi all. I hope I am in the correct section. I am new here and trying to get some ideas. I have a home made fountain that I made. Check out the pictures. I had a leak some where between the time the water came out the hydrant and the time it made it in pond. It wasnt a huge leak, but I was having to add 50+ gals a week. So it got old. I ended up concreting the sides, which still had a leak. So then I put that flex seal stuff on the edges of the rocks where it meets the concrete sides at, and it stopped the leak completely. The only bad part is, the flex seal was noticeable. So I painted everything. I lost the rock look which sucks. So I am trying to find some colors or something I could do to make it look good again. Right now it has a beige color on the rocks and a off blueish/grayish on the sides. I would like to get something darker on the rocks so it doesn't show dirt over time. I am having to bleach the rocks monthly. Any ideas on what to do? Id love to get the rock look again, but not sure how to do that??

The 1st picture is the original look
The 2nd picture is how it is currently painted

Thank you

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Oct 16, 2017 6:27 AM CST
Bump? Any ideas? Colors?

Name: Paul Anguiano
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Oct 16, 2017 4:16 PM CST


Apparently we're much better at water, plants, and fish, than concrete, paint, and sealants. Confused

I know there are texture paints and texture paint kits you can get that can produce convincing stone effects--my wife has used them before. It's possible you could get something like that and then overlay it with a marine-rated epoxy or other sealant. I know there's also people who work colored sands and other media into epoxies to keep them natural and non-shiny, but I really have no experience with it.

Personally, I would look to produce something gritty and natural-looking that blends with your dirt accumulation, because I'm too lazy, er, busy to maintain things like that.

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