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    Thread: Finished Pond Renovation

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      That is really exciting stuff! Keep the pictures coming! It is really a nice setting!

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      The first picture is of the old waterfall. The water from the old waterfall was hidden too much by the rock that made up the feature so it had to be renovated as well to match the new design. I really didn't have an idea as to what I wanted the falls to look like until we got in there and started working. I believe it will match up well with the falls from the upper to lower pond. I am attempting to plant a jap. maple inside the smaller block wall that you see in the 5th picture. We'll see. The falls will be powered by an external pump drawing from a midlevel pickup.
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      Super build thread... isn't water exciting
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      It has been very exciting. It is also nice that I will see this pond alot being that I maintain the landscape and will also be maintaining the water quality of the ponds. I'll need more help of course with that. You guys don't know anyone that knows anything about koi do you?

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      Underlayment and Liner

      Next on the list was underlayment and liner. I wasn't concerned about the underlayment as it was light and easy to maneuver, but the liner was a different story. 35' x 70' Ouch!! I still don't know how 6 guys were able to move that liner into possition and stretch it out. I wish I had it all on tape. You guys would have had a really good laugh. Liner went in and we all went HOME!
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      So much for suspense.

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      Oh poor baby. Y'gotta be faster next time! No one can keep secrets around here.

      Suspense or no, you did a fabulous job

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      Quote Originally Posted by dweav44 View Post
      So much for suspense.
      Just keep posting, you have done great work, and many of us like the building parts, its teaches many and gives ideas . Thanks for all the threads, and man thats one massive liner .
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      Yes, please do keep going. Im dying to see this come together.

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      I knew it was this build when Gene posted his pictures - but wasn't going to say - yes keep on going - I'd love to see the steps of how it is constructed -

      Actually knowing the finished product makes it all the more fascinating to see how they were achieved
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      Wow, spectacular! Great work!

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      that is going to be fantasic. Love the photos. Can't wait to see running water.


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      good job keep going!

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      Stonework

      Sorry, this is where we started to take even fewer pictures than before. Here we used "midway brown" flagstone for the weir. What a challenge!! Since we knew we were only going to have about a half inch of water flowing over(about 12,000gal/hr.) we didn't have much room for error. We layed the flagstone as best we could and waited to test. After some tweaking we felt satisfied with the results. This will act as the skimmer for the upper pond. We had to get in the water to place all of the boulders under the weir. First, we moved the large boulders in by having 4 guys in the water(yes, me included)with a plank that we made out of 2x4s. The lucky guys, out of the water, would roll the boulder over and get it onto the plank that was already half way in the water. We then lowered the plank and rock into the water so that it would be lighter and walked it to the other end. At the destination we proped the board onto the ledge and worked the boulder into place. What fun. I was glad that my crew was willing to get in the water to get the job done.
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      Quote Originally Posted by dweav44 View Post
      Sorry, this is where we started to take even fewer pictures than before. Here we used "midway brown" flagstone for the weir. What a challenge!! Since we knew we were only going to have about a half inch of water flowing over(about 12,000gal/hr.) we didn't have much room for error. We layed the flagstone as best we could and waited to test. After some tweaking we felt satisfied with the results. This will act as the skimmer for the upper pond. We had to get in the water to place all of the boulders under the weir. First, we moved the large boulders in by having 4 guys in the water(yes, me included)with a plank that we made out of 2x4s. The lucky guys, out of the water, would roll the boulder over and get it onto the plank that was already half way in the water. We then lowered the plank and rock into the water so that it would be lighter and walked it to the other end. At the destination we proped the board onto the ledge and worked the boulder into place. What fun. I was glad that my crew was willing to get in the water to get the job done.
      Thats what we like the "HEY HOW DID THEY DO THAT ???"
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      DWeav44,

      That is just incredible... wow... I keep going back to look at your construction photos. You did a great job in planning this pond out. In looking at your first sketch, I would not have imagined that your pond would end up looking so inspired. Wow again.

      Knowing now how the pond ends up looking like in no way detracts from the awe that many feel as we see how the pond was constructed. I hope the water was not too cold or those fellows in the water might still be shivering. Heh.

      - Wayne, loves the "upper pond skimmer"... Very nice...
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      Nice pond, isn't this the one that Gene posted?
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      You did an incredible job designing and building this pond for your clients, Daniel! And I think it is very cool that you will be able to watch it mature as you continue to maintain the pond and the landscaping. You need to get HGTV out to do a feature on your gorgeous project!

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      Running Water

      I really don't know what to say about this step. Plug in the pumps and let them do their job. The total waterfall feature has a flow of about 24,000gal/hr. The weir is supplied by 3 Savio skimmers (8.5" weir) containing Tsurumi pumps(3pn). The other falls are supplied by an external pump(Performance Pro 2hp) fed by a 3" midlevel pickup. All of the skimmers have the new Savio 50 watt UV lights and they are working well. The skimmers are also doing well as I'm catching all sorts of leaves an frogs. I'll try to answer any questions you might have about the things I left out.
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      all I can say is wow, im pretty much speechless
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