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Doh!
07-03-2004, 08:12 AM
I've gotten a lot of info and ideas from this forum, especially from looking at other's designs. So I thought I'd post one we did a few years ago to enhance the database of design ideas here. This is a bottom drain pond, 4 ft at the deepest point. I don't post often and have never posted a pic, so I'll try again if this doesn't work.

Doh!
07-03-2004, 08:24 AM
yes that is a milk crate in the pond, and no I didn't put it there

WeatherMan
07-06-2004, 01:30 PM
Looks Great I love the choice of stone you used. Is it an ADI pond?

Victor
07-06-2004, 08:47 PM
Looking really good there! Great job! I'll bet that was a lot of work.

Vic

Doh!
07-06-2004, 10:07 PM
don't know what an ADI pond is. waterfall is very heavy limestone, we used a tractor backhoe to set into place. other stones are basic creekstone and river slicks. It was lots of work for a first pond, but a great learning experience. Only a few things have made me as nervous as cutting a hole in the liner for a bottom drain.

Liberty Lawncare
07-17-2004, 01:46 PM
Looks great it does not look out of place. Sweet choice of rocks.

Mgardner
08-09-2004, 06:43 PM
Heres one we installed this year with a patio. It is an ADI.

WeatherMan
08-09-2004, 11:17 PM
That is a very nice water garden How many Man hours?

Doh!
08-10-2004, 01:50 PM
sweet! I like the way the edge of the pond is done, and I really think it has a natural look that fits the surroundings. Pictures like that are the reason I posted in the first place, they really can give some creative ideas for others to aspire to.

Mgardner
08-10-2004, 05:59 PM
Thanks for the compliments. We had a lot less man hrs than you would think. The work was in cutting the soldier course around the whole patio project. Outcropping stones, I think we had 6 hrs on the bid and used 3 hrs setting them so you can sit on them beside the stream.

NNJLandman
08-15-2004, 11:23 PM
that is a really awesome install dude, my hat goes off to you and of course your crew, great job.

Jeff

Mgardner
08-16-2004, 02:23 PM
Thanks Jeff & other as well. The customer had told me he wanted us to put together a bid for a small pond... Last fall we ran low on work and had a lot of time to lay it out ,then we decided on berms. Then after the pond was finished he asked us to finish the ajoining area . Thats when we decided on Wisconsin Outcropping stone and Stonehenge (Unilock) in Prairie for the winding patio. Just so happens the Stonehenge and the outcropping rock matches !!!!

Doh!
08-16-2004, 02:51 PM
I forgot to ask earlier, what does ADI stand for?

gumball1
10-25-2004, 01:04 PM
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K c m
11-02-2004, 11:17 PM
That is absolutely awesome man. Im just getting started and that blows me away.

jd boy
11-03-2004, 01:33 PM
looks good, and as the planting scheme develops and softens the rock it will look awesome.
Although, where is stxkyboy? I am suprised he hasn't told you how crappy your riverstone looks (apparently he doesn't use any when he builds a water feature)

What were the guts of this system. ie pump size # of skimmers / filters, etc.

Manualman
11-04-2004, 07:52 PM
That is a very nice water garden How many Man hours?
This is my first time to this site. so I am try to navigate around and see how it works. Sorry if it sounds stupid
Manualman

tiedeman
11-05-2004, 05:15 PM
both of the ponds look great. I love ponds!!!

GreenMonster
11-08-2004, 01:41 PM
Nice pics guys. Impressive work. You should be proud.
:cool2:

CamLand
11-08-2004, 04:44 PM
Be very proud,thats some fine work...

cgland
12-05-2004, 10:40 AM
Doh! Did you say that you used limestone in your pond!? Won't limestone wreak havoc on the ponds ecosystem and kill fish? Maybe I'm wrong, but that has always been my impression. Other than that the install looks great.....you too Mgardner

Chris

Doh!
12-07-2004, 06:30 AM
I had heard that from somewhere, but I don't think it is true. The pond is currently about four years old, and a couple of the koi are as big as poodles.

I remember asking the local pond supply guy about limestone, and he reminded me that I live in KY, where limestone is fairly common in natural ponds and streams. That doesn't mean that you are wrong, but so far this pond has been problem free.

The Yard Barber, Inc.
12-12-2004, 01:18 AM
Those ponds look great. I really like the river birch next to the pond in the first pic.