View Full Version : Estimating a small pondless
09-08-2008, 10:35 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?
09-08-2008, 01:36 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.
09-08-2008, 04:54 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, 04:04 AM
machines could save you time and labour i guess. consider it.
09-09-2008, 07:13 AM
especially if you have 4 or 5 lined up.
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