Old 05-19-2010, 01:45 PM
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Another Dumb question

I'm building my own pond and I just thought....how will I determine the water level?
Other than the fact that it will only fill as high as the edge, is the overflow on the skimmer the way to determine the level?
I have a DVD that says the level should be about 3/4" below the top of the skimmer opening. So should I ensure that that's the height of the landscaping around the pond?

Sorry if this sound so silly, but it has become a concern
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:13 PM
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As you mentioned the skimmer point will be your elevation point around the perimeter of the pond. If it is a small pond you can use a line level to deterime the pond level and if it is bigger a laser transit is a good friend. Also consider the height of the waterfall so it has a nice fall to it and istn't at water level if it is a stream type waterfall.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:55 PM
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Are you going to locate your Pond on the sloped site where you were originally going to place the Niagara Falls replica?
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