projects: jerry's Pond
Jerry's pond was another classic rebuild
exhibiting all the common mistakes observed in the prototypical landscaper "liner insert" pond. Aesthetically it was well done but lacked a bottom drain
, pond depth and a good filter system
Jerry wanted some koi and to get into the hobby. By the end of the rebuild the pond was 5 feet deep, over 2,000 gallons and had a 4 inch bottom drain
feeding a custom made filter system
It was a frustrating job with all the obstacles that surrounded the pond
but once the waterfall was turned on that frustration was quickly forgotten
Step 1 was to gut the pond and install a proper concrete collar. Some of the stones were 400 lbs.
Here we are mortaring a ring of river rock together. This will serve to contain the additional stone behind it.
The rock is beginning to take form and I was quite happy with how it turned out. This pond has a beautiful shape to it and things came together nicely
The stone work is essentially complete and the system running. Some plants are required to hide plumbing and soften
The filter system is fed via a 4 inch bottom drain. The settlement chamber is 125 gallons from which it is pumped up to 2 above ground filter chambers
A year later the pond starts to mature and look at lot better with a full complement of plants
Building a good pond is quite an undertaking. We build every pond like it was our very own !
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