Clogged Bottom Drain
Argh!!!!! I have the BD that is domed, flush on the bottom. I had so many little branches clogging the drain under the dome. I am seriously going to have my neighbors tree trimmed next year and remove the large branches that are so close to my pond.
Yesterday the temps got to 90 degrees which is very rare this time of year. In fact the pond is 68 degrees which is also rare. So I jumped in and cleared the drain. I know there is a little more inside the 4 inch drain because the settling pond has a draw of about 4 inches and it should be about 3 with the pump I have in there now. I am going to empty the settling pond in a few minutes and hopefully the big rush of water that comes in from the big pond will clear the clog. Wish me luck!