View Full Version : Estimating a small pondless

Landscape Service
09-08-2008, 11:35 AM
The area I have to work with is 18' x 12', easily accessible. The questions I have are:

Do you typically have to bring in extra soil for a pondless?

How many man hours for a pondless with a 10-12' stream? Most information states it can be done in a day, but with how many people?

Formulas for estimating rock for the fall alone?

Thank You

09-08-2008, 02:36 PM
You should not need additional soil.
Total man/hours will depend on the reservoir size. I usually figure .6 man/hours per sq/ft assuming a 2 foot depth. Stream .3-.5 man/hours per foot.
Depending on type of rock--1.0 to 1.5 tons.

XStream Aquatics
09-08-2008, 05:54 PM
Well I quess everybody has their own theroy. I don't dig by hand, we'll use a machine. I don't have time to wait on manual labor. With experience you can do 2 of these a day. Give yourself a couple days if you are a newby. How are you doing your reservoir? Are you using Aqua Blox, I highly suggest you do. Make sure your reservoir is big enough so when you turn on the falls it doesn't empty out the water in the reservoir.

09-09-2008, 05:04 AM
machines could save you time and labour i guess. consider it.

XStream Aquatics
09-09-2008, 08:13 AM
especially if you have 4 or 5 lined up.