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

  1. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    Like 3 inches. Lost 2 days. Thank goodness for the tarps, or the project would have been destroyed.

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  2. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,173

    Hey Ron, I like how you utilized the larger stone. It sure makes the pond look more natural. It's looking really nice.
  3. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    Thanks Tim and everyone else for the compliments. I will try to talk every prospective client into using larger rocks in the future. It definitely adds to the natural look.

    It is frustrating how long the project is taking. We have gotten at least 2 days of rain each week the last 3 weeks. Now I am on my own again until I find another helper. I will try to get the pond mostly finished tomorrow and post some more photos.
  4. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    I made a little progress yesterday.

    Here is a photo of the upflow bog filter lateral assembly. There are 5/8" holes drilled every 6 inches on both sides of each 2" pipe. They face 120 degrees down to make sure and flush the bottom most gravel in the filter. I provided a capped cleanout on each lateral. There will be a 2" flex pvc and a 3" that enter on each side of the assembly running from the Skimmers. There will be about 10" of gravel over the top of the laterals that the bog plants will be planted in.

    2nd photo is a shot of the "bottom drain". A piece of pvc with slots cut into it down its length. It runs about 7' long down the deepest part of the pond. It should draw the smaller debris that settles. It runs through a bulkhead in the liner to the skimmer. If I want to increase flow to clean the bottom, I will restrict the skimmer face plate flow.

    3rd photo is just a shot of the rocked pond. Pond is now filling. I need to finish out the falls, run my pipe from the skimmers to the bog and and finish out the edges.



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  5. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,173

    fill er up and cut it on.
  6. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    Almost finished. This flow on the falls is with one 3600gph pump running. Still one more 6500 gph to go. There should be alot of flow. FilledUP 008.jpg

    Oops didn't mean to get that excavation pic in there.

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  7. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,173

    Wow, nice job Ron. Your rock placement looks very good. I can't wait to see the finished product.
  8. beano

    beano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    How much did that job cost and what did you charge, seems like a lot of material and overhead! Looks Great
  9. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533


    you are still my hero.... love the big rocks.... just enough moss to make it look like it was there forever.....6500 gph savio and a 3600..... ouch i bet that cost a pretty penny...lol

    the materials i just bought for next weeks job(my first real WF job) was not cheap...my local savio dealers wouldn't budge off their 386.00 3600gph model..... at least i scored a 12 pack of black foam for 90 or i'd be mad...Doing a small little project on a local farm... not making a penny on the deal but its a location i landscape that looks good and gets a ton of traffic....

    i'll let you know how it works out

  10. Venturewest

    Venturewest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    $386 for a 3600? I will send you a PM.

    Thanks for the compliment on the water feature.

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