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Category Archives: Pond 2010
We had a white Christmas here in Georgia with about 2-3 inches of snow sticking to the ground. There was snow around the outter perimeter of the pond but the bradford pear seemed to keep it off the upper level.
The pond is holding water and the falls are working. Still some final edging and rock work to do as well as planting the bog and around creating the garden around the pond. I will wait for warmer weather to … Continue reading
Chosing a pump was a no brainer for me. I had read about all the submersible and external pumps until I began to see little difference. However, One pump stood out from the others. The Performance Pro Artesian 2 speed … Continue reading
I have been losing water only when the pump is running yet none of the plumbing appears to be leaking. Since today was a little warmer I decided to do some poking around. There was a wet spot in back … Continue reading
Since my pond was planned at 4 feet deep I knew I needed a bottom drain to suck out debris from the floor of the pond and to help maintain water quality. I had read about installing permanent drains with … Continue reading
Working with PVC is fairly easy as long as you think about your design ahead of time. Here are some basic tips I discovered while building my plumbing structures. Getting proper measurements is key and should be done in place … Continue reading
Here is a breakdown from the reciepts collected over the 10 weeks I built the pond. Still not finished and I’m sure I missed a few items. Plants is the next big expense and the final edging material above grade … Continue reading
The liner is a major component in any pond whether it be a preformed shell, concrete, or rubber lining. I had read a great deal about EPDM liners and how to size them for the pond. I was most concerned … Continue reading
It seemed to start off so easy. Simply drain and remove the old preformed liner pond then mark the new location, put some stakes in the ground and run string around the perimeter, and take a few measurements. Then just … Continue reading