Old 07-24-2005, 04:10 PM
Drew Gemma Drew Gemma is offline
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Pond Pictures

I want to build a pond and I am looking for something different than the ones we have built before. tired of building the same old shapes and sizes. Also I want to make this thing loud as loud as possible I want to put a water fall in it about 2 foot high maybe 2.5. seems like my water falls are never loud enough. thanks guys
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Old 07-24-2005, 04:33 PM
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Here are some pictures of just a couple of ponds I have helped with.

1st pond has a 3000gph pump. The waterfall is approx 2.5 - 3ft in that pic.

2nd pond has a 4500gph pump but is joined by a manifold valve and splits of into a 4' X 5' bog, therefore only about 3000gph is for the waterfall and 1500gph is running through the bog (centipede)

If you want some more ideas or advice, you can visit
Waterwood Gardens(the company I work for), their website is, www.pondsbydesign.com or try our suppliers website www.aquascapedesigns.com

Let me know if you need any more pictures or ideas?!!?

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Old 07-24-2005, 04:36 PM
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If you're going to attempt a fall like that....
Make sure you cover enough area behind the falls (back side bremed area if you will) w/ enough pond liner so if you get a heavy rain, the soil behind the falls wont get too wet and shift toward the waterfall and pond. This happened on one of our jobs which caused the stone behind the falls to drop into the pond. We had to go back and bring in larger stone to pile up under the water falls as well as add an additional 5'X5' piece of liner on the backside. I believe the only reason the stone behind the water fall dropped was that the ground was already saturated and w/ very large amounts of rainfall in a short period of time, the soil expanded and pushed out toward the pond, causing the failure.
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