A few questions

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by dewcanteen, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. dewcanteen

    dewcanteen LawnSite Member
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    Is it a good idea to put in a french drain as a preemptive move to keep a liner from bubbling? Some soil areas tend to get clayie around here.
    On that, how would I run the french drain in reference to the pond? Run it right through the middle under the liner or would I have to (i dont remember the right term for them) put in a few branches coming off the main perforated pipe to cover the entire pond area?

    I'd like to keep this a rolling post as more questions come to mind.

    Thanks!

    Jimmy
     
  2. landscaperbob

    landscaperbob LawnSite Member
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    If you build in a way to avoid runoff from getting to your pond you should be ok. Never locate your pond in a depression & grade away from it. I also put riverstone on top of liner (fist size & smaller rock/side by side-not 5" of gravel). Most of my ponds are 3-4' deep & never a problem. Now if your work leaks........ good luck,bob
     
  3. XStream Aquatics

    XStream Aquatics LawnSite Member
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  4. dewcanteen

    dewcanteen LawnSite Member
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    I was watching a youtube video where a guy says he never puts rocks down on the bottom of his pond because the rocks get super nasty after a couple of years and the pond will have to be drained and power washed...true?
     
  5. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    True! Cleanouts are necessary in the gravel ponds. I think it is the only way to build ponds, but that is my way of building. Others will argue gravel ponds but I try to achieve natural looking ponds.
     
  6. XStream Aquatics

    XStream Aquatics LawnSite Member
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    With or without gravel you'll end up draining the pond for a cleanout. Pressure washer .........................not needed for a cleanout.
     
  7. dewcanteen

    dewcanteen LawnSite Member
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    How far are you from Ft. Campbell?
     
  8. XStream Aquatics

    XStream Aquatics LawnSite Member
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    A long ways ,211 miles.
     

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