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Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Niagara Falls, May 19, 2010.

  1. Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    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
     
  2. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    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.
     
  3. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    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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