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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Dirt Boy, May 12, 2013.

  1. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 487

    Guys, I know this is an impossible question to answer, but I'll ask anyways.

    Haven't built many pondless water falls, but I had a potential customer that had this pic of what he wanted. I ran some numbers, and scared him off. But kinda ref. the pic. although the "pond" part is in the shadows and can't be seen.
    Really not that all fired difficult, except according to my calculations, it would take a good size pump to make the falls look natural.

    anyway, just curious, if some of you experts have a ball park price on something like this?
    Not a big deal, I told him my price and he was shocked, I am wondering if I'm unrealistic, or they are.

    Thanks

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  2. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,796

    2600 to 3200 what was your price.....
     
  3. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,892

    thats kind of ugly but yes a days or 2 of work 1000 in stone plus pump liner I would say closer to 3500
     
  4. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 487

    Probably why I don't get too many!!
    But I was at $7200 not including rock - so way out of line I guess.
    Couldn't find any rock he liked anyway, it was something he seen in Utah, and Nebraska doesn't have rock around that looks like that, at least that I could find.
    I had $4k just in materials for that size.
     
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,796

    Don't forget the electrican
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  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,403

    Ok so what does this guy wanna accomplish? Does he just want SOUND?

    If so, why not steer him towards Aquabella, and you install it?

    http://www.aquabelladesigns.com/


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