sodium bezenite for sealing ponds

herodhobert-2010March 14, 2010

Has anyone out there used sodium benzinite to seal their pond or lake bottoms? I checked up on the ESS-13 emulsified vegetable oil and Its too expensive for me.

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bubbalove(7 Central AL)

Sodium Bentonite. I've used it and it works well. Depends on a lot of factors, like soil type and where the leakage is occurring.
I'd be happy to help if I can. Pics would be helpful.
Bubba

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 7:10PM
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pondbucket

Bentonite Clay?

Bentonite based products have been used for many years to line lake bottoms and to seal foundations walls.

It may be used on ponds and lakes more often where you have it naturally occurring, so to defray some of the costs... I think parts of Colorado have it naturally occurring... lately, panel products have become available.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bentonite Building Products Info

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 3:10PM
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bob_nevin(6)

I think the clay they use in kitty litter will work. You would have to get the cheap stuff that has no scent or other additives...only the clay.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2010 at 10:52AM
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steiconi(12a-Big Island, HI)

I understand that kitty litter is fired or baked, so it doesn't work the same as raw bentonite. Of course,I could be wrong... I use kitty litter in the pots with pond plants; it stays in the pot better than soil.
Lee

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 4:49PM
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Halepb

Looking for a source of sodium bentonite for a40' x 40' pond. How much should I buy and what will it cost in bulk or by the bag?

Any good sources of "how to" information on the web?

Thanks in advance for your help.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 8:54PM
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