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Ideas on a bog filtration.

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by STL Ponds and Waterfalls, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,221

    I agree about cattails, especially in a small system. It has been documented, however, that they are by far THE BEST aquatic plant for filtering most everything from the water column including heavy metals. I will use them in a large wetlands where some serious filtration is indicated, such as a highly run-off polluted earth bottom farm/country pond.
  2. CGSI

    CGSI LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I have built a few like some of the others on here. the best one was for my brothers swimming pond. It has been crystal clear since we put it in with no chems.

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  3. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,221

    Really looks great!! It appears to be quite large in comparison to swimming area. Did you have any problems with the local authorities on going chemical free?
  4. CGSI

    CGSI LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    upper is about 8x10 and the lower is about 20 x 15 as far as local authories, we dont advertise it as a swimming pond he treats it as a ornimental pond that they occasionally get in to sometimes. ( actually the kids are in it quite a bit) here all swimming pools by law are supposed to have fences but not on onimental features.
  5. ponddude

    ponddude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Where do you guys buy your drain pipe from? I am finding 6-8 pipe but have not had any luck finding 18" for the chimney?
  6. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    I would like to build one for my pond at home!
  7. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    Dude, do you have a "Wholesale Plumbing" near you? You should be able to get that drain pipe from any plumbing supply house or most landscape/drainage supply yards.
  8. ponddude

    ponddude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    I know you would think it would be easy to find, but I have talked to about 10 different wholesalers and none of them stock it. I was able to find one shop that could special order the 18" for $23 per foot.
  9. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,221

    Are you really that concerned about cost? I would not use anything other than a pump vault manufactured for use in a wetlands system. They are engineered specifically for this purpose and are designed to achieve maximum water flow without sacrificing structural strength. It is my contention that if a customer is going to be that concerned with project cost, then they probably can't really afford it. I will not cut corners and compromise quality on any of my installs. If a potential customer wants a jury-rigged installation, I politely bow out.
  10. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    anyone have pics of building a bog with the serpentine pipe? and cleanouts?

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