Raised Pond

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Travel'n Trees, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anyone do raised ponds? I have a customer wanting a raised pond for her mother out of celtic wall.
     
  2. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There was an excellent site I found a few years ago, concerning the construction of above-ground ponds. I saved it to my favorites, but it's not there now. I'll see if I can't dig it up.

    Above ground ponds are big in England. That's where the guy who started this page is from.

    Vic
     
  3. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
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    Would appreciate it! Thanks Dave.
     
  4. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I looked for that site, but I can't find it. Sorry.

    Vic
     
  5. Waterscapes By Design

    Waterscapes By Design LawnSite Member
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    Above ground ponds are pretty darn easy to build, and the neat thing is...If she has grandkids (or even the adults) you can put in a plexi-glass window on the side for them to look through as well (helps to have lights in there of course).

    I built one awhile back and used cinderblocks <sp> stacked 2 high into a circle. Then went and bought some stucco concrete mix and color, and put those over the blocks so it had a nice finish around it and kinda smoothed out the circle. Put plastic on the inside, filled with some dirt, then put down cardboard and a liner and filled.....

    Another good thing you could use are those garden blocks they sell everywhere now days that come in different colors and have a kinda "T" on the back side to interlock with the other bricks....

    Another one I did for a customer was a koi pond/ water garden. I actually copied another guys I saw somewhere on the net.....But I used yard timbers stacked like 7 high and it was long and rectangular, fit up against the side of a house, it had 3 of those cheap lil fountain heads (for aeration) and some water lillies and lotus flowers, with about 4 full grown koi in it
     

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