I have decided I am not going to be happy...

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by geogunn, May 8, 2006.

  1. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    unless I have a water pond/feature thing at my home.

    I have seen references to pond building books or "bibles" but cant find the names.

    could someone please make a suggestion? thanks.

    GEO :)
     
  2. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    I have the ADI bible, its pretty good, it gives a lot of behind the scenes information, some short odd-ball stories and is graphic intense. it's also printed on waterproof paper and is tear resistant too. I would recommend taking some build a pond classes before you dive into a pond. I've done 5 or 6 now and both regular, advanced and pondless ones. I just completed my first pond on my own today. (no pics, forgot the camera).
     
  4. fishinman22487

    fishinman22487 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 194

    I agree go with the Pond Builders Bible by Aquascape.
    Here's some pictures of my pond i did solo without my boss!

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    after.JPG

    waterfall.JPG
     
  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    That looks great! What was the cost in materials?
     
  6. fishinman22487

    fishinman22487 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 194

    the cost in materials was
    rock and gravel $1,200-
    a biofalls, light transformer, waterfall lights form ADI 400-
    (my boss gave me a skimmer, pipe, lights for free!!)
    Dingo rental 110-
    1,710
     
  7. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nice looking job Fishinman!!!!!!:cool2: NOW I WANT ONE FOR OUR HOUSE:cry:
     
  8. Mats

    Mats LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice pond Fishinman!

    How about some details? What size Biofalls is that and how many GPH is your pump?
     
  9. fishinman22487

    fishinman22487 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 194

    Thanks guys!!!!! It took about 4-5 days to build, it was just me doing the construction most of the time, my pops helped out a lil.

    Its an 8' X 11' with the signature 2500 biofalls, ADI 3000gph pump, automatic waterfill valve, 2 underwater lights, 2 waterfall lights, a 150 watt transformer.
    I've been working on the landscaping and drip irrigation.
    Here's some more pics.

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    pond at night!!.JPG

    another before pic.JPG
     
  10. Mowpower

    Mowpower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Did you give that skinny kid with no shoes a job?
     

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