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"What A Mess" Look At This Picture

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Daner, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    I now have the liner up and under the top pond.
    The bottom pond is just dug out around a foot now ...not to deep so i can still run in there with the skid steer loaded with rocks
    I,m going to do most of the water falls before i dig the bottom out
    I,m ready for coments ...Daner

    A New pond 020 5.jpg
  2. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    Good to see someone use their head...waiting to dig out the bottom pond...You sir are either a genious or a madman!!!:laugh: :drinkup: :usflag:
  3. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    The liner that i have for the bottom pond Is 20'x 25'
    Those big rocks that i pulled out ...will be set around the liner to enhance the landscaping. Do you like the Idiea of using that small pond up at the top??...It will be suronded all by natural rocks off the land...and i plan to cut an opening with the jig -saw to let the water pour out.
  4. lawnboy51

    lawnboy51 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    I do think it'd be sweet if you had the old pond up on top but I woudln't cut er too much cuz I would think it'd be hard to keep the flow nice and steady. Or am I off here:confused: :confused: :confused: And what about the pump(s) and hoses? All new? How will that play into your design?
  5. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    Hi Lawnboy...I here what your saying...You are right i cant cut that lip too much...I just want it to pour out to the falls..and keep the top pond full near the top....thank you for your input...I need all the help i can get on this one...May be the grey haired pond builders??LOL:weightlifter: ...HEE HEE How do things look so far guys ...??
  6. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    the pumps and hoses... that is no proplem... i will put in what i need.
    My main thing will be placing the big rocks ..and i have some dillys to go in and around there.
  7. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    how many GPH is your pump? that will determine how big to make the lip. I would defintely start small, you can always widen it if its pushing too much over and spilling. Figure 1200-1500gph for every 1' of lip 1" tall.
  8. lawnboy51

    lawnboy51 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Problem with that might be kinda hard to make the cut once it's in place and full of water. I think he needs to guesstimate it right the first time. I guess it woudn't be that hard draining it and pulling it out to recut but if you're like me you don't wanna do too many do-overs!

    Good luck, keep the pics coming! Looks great so far.
  9. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,637

    I really like what you've done so for Buddy. Keep the pics coming. :)

  10. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    id add some sort of slope to those edges to insure the water does not leak out the edges.

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