Well feed into pond ideas...

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Ketzer, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Ketzer

    Ketzer LawnSite Member
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    Well is being installed now to keep our 1 acre pond full. I am looking for ideas on how to feed the water in. Most of my neighbors have a piece of PVC sticking out of the ground about a foot and the water just pours out! How lame is that? I looked at some pond side statues but the piping through them is really too small. I've looked at maybe doing a floating fountain head out in the pond and feeding it from the well? All of those are kits though, with pumps, designed to recirc, I've already got aerators for that purpose.
    You guys always have some great ideas, let's hear'em!
    My favorite thing I've seen is the full size lab with his leg hiked... but waayyy expensive and the plumbing is just too small.


    Jeff-
     
  2. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What is the flow rate of the present well pump?
     
  3. hdtvluvr

    hdtvluvr LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. Ketzer

    Ketzer LawnSite Member
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    I can tell you it is a RedJacket Grizzly, 1hp, and its set to go in about 160 ft. Not sure of the flow rate.
     
  5. Ketzer

    Ketzer LawnSite Member
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    First off, hello fellow Memphian! Thats a great idea. I didn't see any prices? Did you pick it up locally?
     
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    so in TN you pump ground water into ponds? what is the logic for this? are they purely esthetic or are the for irrigation?
     
  7. hdtvluvr

    hdtvluvr LawnSite Senior Member
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    I ordered it and it had to be shipped.

    Check to see if you have Private Messages turned on. You may have to have a few more posts to be able to receive PM's. If so, just post back to this thread a few times to get the post count. Then I can send you the info.
     
  8. hdtvluvr

    hdtvluvr LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use my well for watering the lawn. The runoff goes into the pond. Also, I add some water to the pond a couple of times a year for esthetic reasons.
     
  9. Ketzer

    Ketzer LawnSite Member
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    Irrigation for bamboo groves and asthetics during our very hot, dry summers.
     
  10. Ketzer

    Ketzer LawnSite Member
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    Holy smokes! Are you kidding? So the site admin can send me a bunch of PMs but I cant send or recieve my own without inflating my count? :confused:
     

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