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Old 06-10-2006, 04:54 PM
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I now have the liner up and under the top pond.
The bottom pond is just dug out around a foot now ...not to deep so i can still run in there with the skid steer loaded with rocks
I,m going to do most of the water falls before i dig the bottom out
I,m ready for coments ...Daner
The slope on the edges...Yes i do have to get some slope on them I may run a cedar log down each side...and rap the liner over the log...or just build it up with sand.
I have been tyed up on another project...but should be back on this pond this week
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Old 06-10-2006, 05:08 PM
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Problem with that might be kinda hard to make the cut once it's in place and full of water. I think he needs to guesstimate it right the first time. I guess it woudn't be that hard draining it and pulling it out to recut but if you're like me you don't wanna do too many do-overs!

Good luck, keep the pics coming! Looks great so far.
I,m guestamating a lip 2 'long x1"...I just checked the pump...its 1000 gph.
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Old 06-10-2006, 05:22 PM
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Dam this pump is going to be way to small...1000 gph.
How big should i go ...or...hmmm...maybe still use this little guy...and add another pump??.
Maybe this pump can feed the old milk can, that i have planed to pour into the top(small) pond...then use another just to add more water up to make the falls more agreasive.
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Old 06-10-2006, 05:39 PM
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Here Daner

This will help you with your weir/pump size calculations.

http://www.aquaart.com/pondcalc.html#wfweir
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Old 06-10-2006, 10:54 PM
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The slope on the edges...Yes i do have to get some slope on them I may run a cedar log down each side...and rap the liner over the log...or just build it up with sand.
I have been tyed up on another project...but should be back on this pond this week
DO NOT USE SAND! I am redoing a pond next week that was formed with sand. after 3 years all the sand is at the bottom of the pond and the liner is stretched beyond belief. $$$ for me, but major heads in doing the job too.

Use the cedar logs ontop of the liner, just berm up the soil to hold the water in. for every 1' of vertical drop you can expect a 1.5' bounce out of some of the water (aka leak). From the pics it looks like it would be easy enough to berm that 6-10" and contain the water. Use big rocks (make it look natural)
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:04 AM
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DO NOT USE SAND! I am redoing a pond next week that was formed with sand. after 3 years all the sand is at the bottom of the pond and the liner is stretched beyond belief. $$$ for me, but major heads in doing the job too.

Use the cedar logs ontop of the liner, just berm up the soil to hold the water in. for every 1' of vertical drop you can expect a 1.5' bounce out of some of the water (aka leak). From the pics it looks like it would be easy enough to berm that 6-10" and contain the water. Use big rocks (make it look natural)
On top of the liner??? I was thinking useing them under neath the liner...then the bottom of the log would will be on the ground...also you wont see the log...these are cedar fence posts...and then build up the edges with rocks...
I,m going to go for a walk in that back property today ...and i will show yaa all the rock selection that i have to choose from.
Thanks for your help...and i apreciate the comments.
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:07 AM
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This will help you with your weir/pump size calculations.

http://www.aquaart.com/pondcalc.html#wfweir
Thanks Vic...I will check that site out.
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do not use sand under the liner either. it just washes down to the bottom over time.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:33 AM
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do not use sand under the liner either. it just washes down to the bottom over time.
Ok no sand...But the logs???did you meen put them under the liner??...Thats where i was going to put them...thus to berm up the edges
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:42 AM
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Rock selection

Here are some of the bigger rocks that i have to use for this project.
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