"What A Mess" Look At This Picture

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

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
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    lol this is from 2006? I have had a bad experience with ponds last season however I do know a lot about them. Can't wait to see pics. Also post in the networking thread!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Macdiesiel

    Macdiesiel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    Get it out of there and re-do
     
  3. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    I did finish that project but I took the pond out and just made a rock garden:weightlifter:
     
  4. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 523

    So in other words this poor customer had someone install a crap water feature. She calls another guy who says "yeah, I can fix that" but after two years of "work" she ended up with a rock garden. Interesting.....and sad.
     
  5. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    I was thinking the exact same thing. Another episode of "Trunkslammers - The Series".
     
  6. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Actually close to 6 years, she finally got a rock garden...
     
  7. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 752

    Turned it into a rock garden? What happened? Did you get in over your head, start having cash flow problems with the business?

    Man, that's super disappointing that you let this customer down.
     
  8. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    we would have knocked that thing out in a day and a half.....we would have been running 2 pumps at 2-3k gph....that water feature could have been awesome....we are designing a 25 ft tall rock feature in my own backyard (25ft tall / 40ft wide) will be frames and then spraycreted to look like natural rock formation...will have several different sized and styles of falls...gpmh's somewhere in the 10-12k gph....
     
  9. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 263

    I would be leery of this job, Why did she let the last guy put something in that she is not happy with? I wouldn't touch this job with out a contract,and having it laid out on paper so see can see what you are going to do. In the past I have had clients sign and date the rendering.
     
  10. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    What is gpmh? Gpm is gallons/minute and gph is gallons/hour. For the size feature that you are talking about, 25' x 40', 12,000 gph is not enough and 12,000 gpm would be cousin to a flash flood. Somewhere around 20,000 gph is indicated.
     

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