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Washing Stones for Pond Installs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Phishook, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    Would it be more efficient to wash the stones and rock before installing them in a pond? Aquascape's book says to do it after.
    Havn't done a pond installation yet, but I got my first inquiry today.

    Any other pond info welcome.


    Posted this here because the pond forum is pretty much dead.
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    We usually hose off the stones before install. Either way the filter will clear up the water after it has ran for a day. It pretty much comes down to personal preference.
  3. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 549

    Unless they're really dirty I would just do it in the pond. If you get them form a quarry they've probably been handled a couple of times and the big stuff has been knocked off already.
  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    even if you wash them you'll stll have to clean the filter daily for a couple of days. I'd knock off loose dirt and build abd let the filter take care of it.


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