Start of a New Project To Liven this Forum

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Venturewest, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    This forum is a little bit dead lately. Here is a before pic of a project I am getting ready to install. We will fill in this converted pool 40,000 gallon koi pond with stable, compacted fill. Build a new pond that is approximately 6000 gallons, 30" at the deepest. The new pond will be a typical EPDM liner pond with 2 skimmers, 2 pumps, (one full time and one on-demand). Pond and waterfall will use boulders ranging from small to 2200 lbs.

    There will be a waterfall filter that falls into an 8x8 natural bog area before falling into the main pond.

    The remaining areas of the existing pool will become landscaping beds and a flagstone path. I will take photos along the way to help others taking on similar projects.

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  2. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    looks like theres a lot of room for improvement.......can't wait to see the durings and afters......i got frost and mud to see something get done...

  3. 1wezil

    1wezil LawnSite Senior Member
    from tn
    Messages: 532

    That will be interesting !!!! keep us up to date . i am going this week to look at redoing a pond and water fall that a home owner had built and was kind of a flop for her
  4. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 959

    Looks very promising. I really can't wait to see what it will look like when your done. Just so many ideas you can just run with.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    cant wait to see
  6. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    lots of room to work with.. love to see the progress..
  7. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    Looking forward to the progress pics Ron.
  8. SOS Landscaping

    SOS Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    just wondering why such a shallow depth for a koi pond in that area? intrested to see how things go. what are you plans for filtration other then the skimmers?
  9. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    As you can see this was a beautiful pond and backyard. It is amazing what winter, and a little demolition can do.

    We have no trouble wintering koi here at 2' depth. These people are actually getting rid of their koi. They are wanting a more decorative pond. They will have a few fancy goldfish.

    The bio falls and the natural bog planting area will be the filtration. For the intended fish and plant load there should be no problems.



  10. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    A lot of people would die for a backyard like that. The neat thing is that the homeowners did the whole thing by themselves. There is 12 ton of rock right now in the falls and the 2 islands sticking up. Should be fun getting it all out of the pool.

    This pond has some very nice size koi that need to find a new home also.

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