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Anbody Out There Doing Quality Work???????

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by stxkyboy, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. waterfeatures

    waterfeatures LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    OK...let's see if this photo is small enough. I found including a bass would complicate shipping too much but it definately improved realism even more! I hav a closeup that shows the dead on real detail but it is too big for this site. The mossrock blows this wallstone away.

  2. waterfeatures

    waterfeatures LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Of course,true to form I still can't get the mossrock to post. On this setup, this is an early prototype. On the production models the front right rock extends into the box complimenting the left front , the left rear rock is extended on the bottom hiding the corner and the spillrock has a new back edge that allows it to reverse for a sheet spill. The mossrock is even nicer.
  3. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,654

    I live in the forest and installed a pond right behind my house and under the ponderosa pine trees. It's probably as natural as you can get with all the lava rock I dug up myself. You be the judge.

    And, by the way, there is no problem with maintenance. I just planned on problems and then went with overkill.

    Pics were posted here:

  4. work4green

    work4green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Weatherman, I saw a pic of your pond with lights on either side of the walkway. What type of lighting are you using here? I have used 12 V outdoor lights before that look remarkably like those, but say not to use within 10 feet of a pond, pool, or spa. I'm not slamming ya here, just curious if you used a light rated for use near water or not... Otherwise it looks good.

  5. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    Andy I have never had a problem with 12 volt lights that are made for out door use. Outdoor lights are made to get wet when it rains, So I dont know why some one told you to keep them back 10 feet from a water source. Now I would not place them in the water unless you have a death wish.
  6. Turftiger1979

    Turftiger1979 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I would say the quality of the pond depends on the individuals taste...the individual being the client. You cant always do what you picture in your mind. After all the customers always right...haha....Some people want you to make it as natural as a babbling mountain spring. Others just want a pile of rocks in the front yard with a basic waterfall so they can watch their goldfish. It also depends on the rock material you use. Some just doesnt look natural no matter how you do it.........placed 3 ton of granite in a large pile......used some dynamite........flooded the area.....let the sun and wind chip away it for 50 years.....then filled the area with water.........mebbe then "all naturale".....haha.....
  7. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,654

    WeatherMan, what Work4green said about the 12 volt lighting system is true. Some manufactures do state not to use them within 10 feet of a pond, or water source. Some of the Malibu lights I believe may state this.

    I figure that the lights would work fine as long as they didn't get submerged, but what I think is happening is a simple liability issue. If you owned a landscape lighting company you too would probably have a lawyer telling you to print those same words if the lights weren't capable of submerged use. After all, this day and age you can get sued for serving coffee that's too hot, or making french fries too fattening.
  8. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    Thats the truth been sued several times and never lost yet Thank god
  9. salacious

    salacious LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    As a non-tradesman (showed up looking for lawn hints) I have to say this is the most interesting website I've found to date. I wonder if my wife will let me quit the mortgage business to do landscaping / design.

    As an admitted fool, but potential customer, Sticky you place too much ideal in your "natural" look. Placing a waterfall in a residential yard is by definition an unnatural act. I place more value in a design that incorporates into the landscape and feels like it belongs.

    Victor, I'd hire you in a heartbeat. Hope someday I can, to support quality workmanship.

    Thanks for the read folks.

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