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Newbie Pond Question

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by bushwacker, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. bushwacker

    bushwacker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Ok, so a customer wants a medium sized pond/stream in their back yard, the spot happens to be underneath a very large poplar tree, would this cause any problems? Alot of leaves in the fall??
    High maintenance? Roots be a problem?

  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    All of the above.

  3. bushwacker

    bushwacker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Probably not.?
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    No, I would not do it.

  5. ponderbrown

    ponderbrown LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Do it only if the customer understands fully that he/she will have to clean the skimmer net daily in the fall.

    2nd, make sure you have a short biofall to skimmer route so that a large flow gph can occur straight to the skimmer, I'd recommend a stronger then normal pump too!

    Roots are rarely a problem, owners will be probably gone or dead by them time that is a problem.
  6. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    Digging through the roots could be a set back. Naturally that would hurt the tree.

    The leaves? As long as they keep the skimmer clean, it will be OK. They do make other things to keep leaves out, like those black nets that would cover the whole pond.

    I'd do it. Just let them know they'll have to watch it in the fall.
  7. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    I would do the job.

    Prefer placements that have some shade.

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