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Your best pond set up

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by allinearth, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. eludemann

    eludemann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    If your'e still building the pond, you should try a wet-well. Depending on the amount of water needed, it is a pipe a few feet in from the shore straight down 6 to 8 feet with a smaller pipe into the water 90 degrees at least 4' down. The end needs mesh or something to keep the fish out. The intake hangs into the vertical pipe in cleaner water. We have used 16" to 48" for different size pumps. There is a formula if you google wet well.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  2. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    I am actually considering a variation of this without the pipe going into the pond. I would like to use gravel with some kind of barrier adjacent to the pond.
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,193

    dirty water sucks
  4. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    Is that her nick name
  5. regularguy

    regularguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    You may have heard the phrase that something "sucks pond water" there is a reason for that saying.
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,578

    love that dirty water....

  7. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    It was suggested by a agri irrigation supply that I use a sand media filter. Anyone got experience with these?
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,578

    So you like to clean filters? You wouldn't prefer the system to just run without needing attention?
  9. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,946

    got to work on a 5hp 4" pipe water fall /feature. fun stuff
  10. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Since I'm running drip irrigation off it, I thought it might be a good idea to filter first since I don't want every emitter clogged within a couple hours.:rolleyes: Unless you are talking about self flushing/cleaning filters by Arkal. The ones I have priced seem to be out of my budget at the moment.:cry:

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