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Our Pond

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by PL&L, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. PL&L

    PL&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    Complete re do of a pond. feedback appreciated!

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  2. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Besides the obvious changes to the waterfall and general clean-up, what else was done? Different flow rate?. Additional filtration/bioconversion? Changed depth/greater capacity? Details, need details.
     
  3. PL&L

    PL&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    We added a skimmer, plumbing, a new filter, new liner, brought in the pond a good two feet, and re worked the stone so it looks natural. Thanks for the post
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  4. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,035

    I have to be honest but it almost looks the same, I would have brought some boulders, plants closer to the stream, have the stream in different direction.
    For me it looks better but not inproved mho
     
  5. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    Was that 45 mil rubber liner or PVC? Looks awful shiny.
     
  6. PL&L

    PL&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    It was the 45 super thick and we use a lot of it
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  7. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    What, pray tell, is "45 super thick"? 45 mil EPDM is 45 millimeters thick.... period. Although EPDM is available in 60 mil., it is rarely used because of the added weight and difficulty in handling and shaping. Polyethylene and polypropylene liner has a shiny surface,
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857

    A LA I used to work with would say

    " you can always tell when a man designs a pond"

    Looks good to me...nice work.
     
  9. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,035

    I don't think that LA knows Brian Helfrich or some of the other talented people that inspire me to build ponds

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  10. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Huge difference between an average 'man' and a craftsman. But that does appear to be fabricated rock in that photo. Still, excellent design.
     

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