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filling a two acre pond...

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by lionseyeball, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. lionseyeball

    lionseyeball LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    How the heck do ya' do it? Wait for the rain?

    Thanks! Just wonderin'

  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    make friends with a firemen
  3. SpaceCowboy

    SpaceCowboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I actually knew I guy that built a pond somewhat larger than 2 acres. The weather would not cooperate and the summer was especially dry so he drilled a well of about 100 feet and pumped water in for a couple of weeks using a diesel powered pump (or it might have been a diesel generator paired to an electric pump). It ended up being considerably cheaper than paying city water rates to fill the thing up. I think he just had to pay a sub to drill the well, I think he had everything else on hand and the cost for 100 ft of drilling was not too much.

    Good luck with whatever you do.
  4. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    Last time I filled one I did the same thing as space cowboy said. Drill a well and rent a diesel pump and fill away
  5. jayycrew

    jayycrew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I have a customer that has a 2 acker pond and the part that back up to his house has been over taken by cattails, lillypads etc. He wants to fill and level it out so he is able to walk out to the edge and be nothing but a clean edge of grass 100' x 100'. I don't no the first thing to do when back filling somthing that has around 4' of standing water.
  6. beran34

    beran34 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    drill down to sand point it shouldnt cost that much.

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