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lake site water course

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by manfromearth, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. manfromearth

    manfromearth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    I'm in Alabama and do landscape work, including plantings and hardscaping. I have a client that wants a water course (about 25' long) spilling into his lake. I assume I should use a liner even though containment isn't an issue and that I'd use a submersible pump attached to a pallet and sent into the lake. I'm a fairly experienced pond builder, but I have not done one of these. Any advice would be most welcomed. Thanks
  2. me1223

    me1223 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    How big is his lake? What is the soil like? Will the ground let water run over it or will the land let the water sink back into the ground. I would say use a liner, you don't want to have to do the job twice.
  3. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 173

    of course use a liner, it would be absolutely foolish not to.
    there is nothing different when building this that a self contained pond/ stream.

    In fact it is even easier because a little leak here and there will go unnoticed. unlike a if you built the pond a the water level can closely be monitored.
  4. manfromearth

    manfromearth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    I sort of thought that about the liner....any tips on submersing a pump into this lake.....I believe it to be about a 10 acre lake.....what kind of pump (a continuous duty sump style pump mounted onto a pallet, maybe?, how far out to situate it, any electrical issues (or should I hire an electrician for that part of it)....Thanks again

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