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Old 03-18-2010, 07:58 PM
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Wanted-Articles or tips on Getting Started With Ponds

I have a request for a good small starter job in the pond world. It will be bigger & better than a little pre-formed though. I just want some instalation articles or instruction from you guys on the basics. If anyone can offer me some info, that would be great!

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Old 03-18-2010, 08:20 PM
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IMO ponds should ALWAYS have:
Bottom drains
skimmers
external pumps
settlement chambers

and should be a minimum of 4 feet deep

at a minimum
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:55 PM
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Go to your Aquascape dealer and get one of thier build a pond DVD's and a pond builders bible. It gives you a good bases on what to do when you start building a pond. If they have any scheduled sign up for a build a pond day. Than build one in your yard or a friend/family's yard.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:22 AM
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There are many DVDs and books available on the process of Pond building. The Pond builder's Bible, referred to by St. Louis Ponds, is the most detailed and thorough that I have seen.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:35 AM
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DVD's, Books??

Why not search this forum and ask advice on here? I'm sure many people would love to help you with your design and installation.

I would also recommend www.koiphen.com
Yes it is about koi ponds, but there are thousands of helpful people on there.

Daniel
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:46 PM
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Go to UTUBE...there are tons of videos on pond building
and koi ponds...

Here's a link

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...+building&aq=f
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:19 PM
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THE R.I.S.E. Method book By Rick Bartel is a great book for new water feature installers
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:25 PM
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While there is a wealth of information available on the net and in books/magazines, I would recommend a different approach. Seek out other installers in your area and discuss with them what their approach is, what works for them, what problems/challenges they have encountered and any tips they have that are specific to your market. You still need to do your homework on general installation knowledge but you also need to define your approach and style.

If you are only going to build goldfish ponds then your approach is going to be totally different than a guy hoping to build high end koi ponds. That doesn't mean you can't start out building goldfish ponds and eventually move to koi ponds. I am just saying figure out what you want to do and learn everything you can about that approach and then apply that knowledge to improving/upgrading your installations.

I will also be the dissenting voice when it comes to the info you find online. It all needs to be taken with a grain of salt since every person that installs a pond does it differently. We have no unified standards or installation guidelines in the waterscapes industry so any one of us can make the claim our way is "right". Again, seek out other knowledgeable installers and keep an open mind about what you hear/see/read and most of all, do your thinking for yourself instead of just listening to how "others" tell you to do installations.
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