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Old 10-05-2001, 08:28 PM
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I plan to attend a build a pond seminar soon.
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Old 11-25-2001, 06:02 PM
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My honest opinion.
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11 X 16' pond (no stream) $+/-6000

16 X 21' pond (no stream) $=/-7500-8000
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Old 02-22-2002, 07:14 PM
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How Much to CHARGE?

Would it be safe to say twice the cost of the kit and other materials needed? ie: cost of kit $900.00. Price it at $1800.00 + cost of stone used?
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Old 02-23-2002, 10:57 AM
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Get some of Aquascapes books like their quarterly periodicals. Don't bother with the videos, they're pricey and suck. The periodicals list what some guys are charging and it sounds like you're way too cheap. I don't build them for that! You might also try pond supplies of america.[]
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Old 06-12-2004, 11:59 AM
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I think G. Williams is on the right road here. I have not built one myself yet, but have been to two classes and talked to alot of people about it. It seems that on average most contractors charge 6K to 7600$ for an 11 X 16 pond with a small two foot fall.
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Old 06-14-2004, 10:08 AM
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I know a business man that does the "just double everything" price scheme. he is always either leaving money on the table on easy jobs or losing his shirt and not realizing it. I expect to be servicing all his accounts in another year or two when he goes out of business.

you have to know your costs, the time its going to take and then build in your desired profit.
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