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      Varsity Mudpond

      The pond is 130 ft long, 125 ft wide (maximum width) and has a depth between 9.5-11.5 ft. The average depth is approximately 11 ft. It contains approximately 1,036,000 US gallons of water.

      Currently it is housing 38 koi giving it a stocking density of 27,263 gallons per koi.
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      Construction

      The pond bottom is lined with over 10 tons of sodium bentonite (pics 1 & 2)

      The seawall (bulkhead) is constructed with 16-18 ft Shore Guard series 750 vinyl panels. There is a series of "Timber Guard" front walers around the wall. 2 x 8 timber was used for the rear wales. Tie backs consist of 3/4" x 20 ft galvonized rods placed every 5 ft the length of the wall connected to 10" x 10' timber deadmen. The cap is synthetic boards secured with stainless steel screws.
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      Mechanical Filtration

      The only filtration consists of 4 EasyPro PS2 skimmers all located on the west side of the pond. These units are 42"L x 20"W x 30"H and have 16" wide water inlets. They have huge debris nets which do a good job with the leaves.

      The skimmers are plumbed with 4" PVC to 2 Speck 4 HP pumps which each pump 400 gpm. They pump the water to the top of the twin streams.
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      Aeration System

      Aeration is provided by Great Lakes Aeration System DA2AW. http://www.aquaticeco.com/subcategor...ation-Systems/
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      Additional aeration is provided by a Kasco 2 HP KF202-200 floating fountain. It has 5 different nozzles , each for a different display pattern. http://www.aquaticeco.com/subcategor...tains-by-Kasco

      Fountain lighting is provided by a Kasco L3752 brass-cased halogen lighting kit.
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      Flow Thru System

      The main water supply is a high flo artesian well. It is adjustable from 0-175 gpm via ball valves. This water contains hydrogen sulfide. It is routed to one of the skimmers via 4" PVC. It mixes with the other skimmer water and travels 100 ft to the top of the streams where it is degassed by the streams and various falls before it enters the pond.
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      Alternate Water Supply

      There is also a direct 2" municipal water feed capable of delivering 160 gpm.
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      Overflow/Pond Level System

      The pond level can be adjusted by the 4" expansion coupling that has been installed.
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      Pumping/Pond Draining System

      The deepest part of the pond (11.5 ft) has a 4" strainer at the end of 4" PVC pipe that is plumbed underground about 75 ft to a pumping station. Here it can quickly be connected to a 4" trash pump that pumps 600 gpm. The pond bottom depth is slanted from 9.5 -11.5 ft. This will allow the water to be pumped down and force the fish to one end making netting easier.
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      Streams/Falls

      Addition aeration is provides by twin streams and various waterfalls.
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      Island

      A main feature of the pond is the island.
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      AS my grand's would say "That is off the Chain" I think that means something good
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      One million gallons boggles my mind.

      Gorgeous falls, really stunning! Absolutely beautiful as always.
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      that is outstandingly beautiful! The falls are gorgeous! Is that your house beside the falls? Lovely setting!

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      Quote Originally Posted by sworley View Post
      that is outstandingly beautiful! The falls are gorgeous! Is that your house beside the falls? Lovely setting!
      We are having that house built but our main residence is across the street.

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      Simply amazing Stephen.....Picture Perfect.....A lot of thinking and time....Great Job.....
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      Quote Originally Posted by clearwater View Post
      Simply amazing Stephen.....Picture Perfect.....A lot of thinking and time....Great Job.....

      Thank you. We have been working hard on it since the 1st week of Jan, 2007.

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