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big hole pond???

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by papbear69, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. papbear69

    papbear69 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    i bought a house about 1 and 1/2 ago. been deployed most of this time. have huge, and i mean HUGE hole in back yard. imensions are about 115' long and about 45' wide. i am thinking of turning it into a pond was wondering what i should line it with posible aeration procedures and type of fish. my major concern is mosquitos in the summer. i live in virginia and they get pretty bad around here as it is. the only proble i see with this is that everyones yard around me drain into mine. the question i have is would it be worth it to put in a pond or maybe fill in first. i will try to get a picture and post it tommorow. any help would be greatly appreciated. pretty much new to the whole home owner/gardener scene.
  2. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143


    Try them out. You'd be looking at some big $$$. (11'x16' ponds go for $6000)

    If you do it, do it right. If you try to take short cuts, you'll have nothing but problems.

    Mosqitos shouldn't be a problem at all. The bucket next to your house with 2-3" of water is the place mosqiutos like to breed.

    Post the pic, it could work?
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Planted fish = no misquitos.;)
  4. gpriddy

    gpriddy LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Messages: 36

    It is my experience that you shouldn't line a natural low spot for a pond...

    I know that it sounds odd, but rain water will seep under the liner and push it up.

    Instead, line the 'hole' with clay based soil and fill. It should hold any water you fill it with and will be very natural.
  5. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    Gary has a good point I would make it a clay based pond also

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    AQUASCAPES has pressure relief valves for the liner to let air/water out from under the pond
    if u call them they will help u

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