Pond Renovation Portfolio

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by dweav44, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. dweav44

    dweav44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    We renovated this koi pond for a customer about 3 years ago and I thought you guys might enjoy seeing the build. I will keep the words to a minimum and mostly let the pictures speak for themselves. I will answer any questions you have.

    For some of you this will be a completely new concept. Finished product is a 2 pond system in which you can see the floor of the pond yearround with no cleaning necessary.(just filters that is)

    When we arrived the water was muddy brown and rocks were everywhere! These pics show what it looked like after we drained the pond and scooped out 6" of who knows what.

    Basically there is a large pond with a bog above it. That is all going to change.

    I owe a lot to Koiphen.com and its members for helping me learn about koi ponds.

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  2. dweav44

    dweav44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Drained bog and removed a lot of gravel and liner. Dug to 5.5' deep.

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  3. dweav44

    dweav44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Starting to demo the pile of rock they called a water feature to prepare for the new one.

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  4. dweav44

    dweav44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Plumbing for upper pond going in. 2 4" bottom drains and 7 2" returns.

    Also, cutting out the ledges.

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  5. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 231

    Those are some cool pics
  6. dweav44

    dweav44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Thanks MT

    Here we are pouring for the weir and the collar around the upper pond. Water will flow from upper pond to lower pond over the weir. That was a tough afternoon.

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  7. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 231

    cool stuff keep them coming
  8. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,221

    What were the specs (capacity, filtration, pump size ,etc.) on the original Pond and what will be the same specs for the renovation? Looks like there would be a lot of leaf and tree pollen drop.
  9. dweav44

    dweav44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    We didn't measure the capacity of the original setup and as far as the other stuff goes I believe there was one or two skimmers feeding the bog(maybe 6,000gal/hr) which was considered the filtration. If I had to guess the capacity was about 15,000gal total(bog being about 3,000gal).

    For the renovation specs you will have to wait and see.

    We put up a leaf net during the fall which helps catch a good number of the leaves, but the skimmers still need to be emptied each day. Does pollen cause problems with ponds?
  10. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Interesting.. What are you using to hold water.. liner, concrete, spray liner etc???.. 7 returns and 2 bottom drains thats alot of problems that can arise with leaks if not done correctly. What are using for filtration..an exterenal pressurized system? What is your pump size, has to be a few horses to cover that weir opening.. If you dont mind me asking what is cost of this project?

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