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Pond Renovation Portfolio

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by dweav44, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 449

    Wow, when I first seen the finished pics I was very impressed. Now that I read it was your first, I'm amazed! Very nice. Now I just need a customer like that.

    Actually, I do have a high end maintenance client that we just took a tree out for. I ran it by her that I'd do a pondless feature for cost so I could add it to my portfolio. The location of the tree is right by the garage and walkway to patio in the back yard, with a nice slope for one large fall and a decent stream.
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  2. dweav44

    dweav44 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Tadpole,

    I found this set of heaters for pools. I don't know if they will work for koi.

    http://www.heatexchangersonline.com/poolheaters.htm
     
  3. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Thanks Daniel. The Titanium heat exchanger will work in conjunction with a gas heater like you have installed on the subject of this thread. I still need to find out if it is possible to maintain the narrow temperature window that is needed for Tropical species. A considerable amount of research still needs to be done.
     
  4. dweav44

    dweav44 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Thank you! Yeah, I highly recommend the building of water features of any kind.
     
  5. cameronderzack

    cameronderzack LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I am still concerned about the tunnels dug for the pipes?

    You poured concrete over them which looks like a footer for your stone work. Even with reinforced concrete, that has to compromise the integrity of the concrete. That dirt isn't going to be settled leaving a direction for the water to push towards (possible hole in lining, the lining could pull against masonry work, etc)...?

    Very nice job just curious in your words of advice?
     
  6. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    My wife and I have just sat here and looked in awe at your pond. For your first one, you blew the socks off!! This was truly amazing!!!
    So, approximately how much did this cost and how long did it take you to build it?

    Absolutely wonderful job!!!
     
  7. dweav44

    dweav44 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Yes, once you disturb existing soil it will be a while before it will pack to its original state, if ever. When packing the holes you dug you just have to do the best job possible in making sure the soil is firm. If done right you shouldn't have any trouble. The firestone liners are very very tough and flexible. As for the concrete; even if it wasn't supported completely by soil it just isn't carrying enough weight to be a problem. It is also reinforced with high strength fibers. I hope that answered your question.

    Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Daniel
     
  8. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,514

    If they're heating this I guess they can swim in it safely...one heck of a nice pool
     

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