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    Thread: Estimate for a gunite pond

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      Thanks for the responses. Kevin, I’d love to see his pond. As far as depth I’m staying with 4 ft so I can wade in it and service things if need be. California gunite is suppose to be giving me an estimate tomorrow and was actually recommended by a guy named Jim Boyle who is a pond builder in Martinez ca., but won’t work in Discovey Bay, but said he would consult if I wanted.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mark M View Post
      Thanks for the responses. Kevin, I’d love to see his pond. As far as depth I’m staying with 4 ft so I can wade in it and service things if need be. California gunite is suppose to be giving me an estimate tomorrow and was actually recommended by a guy named Jim Boyle who is a pond builder in Martinez ca., but won’t work in Discovey Bay, but said he would consult if I wanted.
      My friend is happy with his pond. He. Said you can visit his pondm. We have 100 degree plus days alot so I encourage you to go deeper..we can help. With. Filtration as well. I live in Brentwood and have a profidrum. Rdf.of you want to check it out..my friend is using a blue eco rdf

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      Thanks for the responses. Kevin, Iíd love to see your friends pond. As far as depth Iím staying with 4 ft. so I can wade in it if necessary for servicing. California gunite is giving me an estimate tomorrow and was recommended by Jim Boyle whoís a pond builder in Martinez but wonít work in Discovery Bay but will consult if I want. Hard to get people out this way. I have a 23,000 gallon swimming pool and want the pond adjacent to it but need to make sure there in no pool plumbing in the way or Iíll have to change ponds location.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mark M View Post
      Thanks for the responses. Kevin, Iíd love to see your friends pond. As far as depth Iím staying with 4 ft. so I can wade in it if necessary for servicing. California gunite is giving me an estimate tomorrow and was recommended by Jim Boyle whoís a pond builder in Martinez but wonít work in Discovery Bay but will consult if I want. Hard to get people out this way. I have a 23,000 gallon swimming pool and want the pond adjacent to it but need to make sure there in no pool plumbing in the way or Iíll have to change ponds location.
      California Gunite is who I used to use, they are the best! Hopefully they havenít Ďinflatedí their pricing.
      people like to vehemently defend their purchases and find it incredulous that anything could be better

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      If I may chime in on depth. When I went to a deeper pond I thought 5' would be good but 6' deep would be better! Well I had spare liner, after filling the hole with the liner, and actually went 6' 5" deep. (approx)

      Now any kind of servicing I need to do is very hard. I cant hold my breath for very long. I am fat, so I float! I should have measured up to my nose and at least be able to walk out and bend over to service any issues I have a few seconds at a time!

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      Quote Originally Posted by cottagefog View Post
      If I may chime in on depth. When I went to a deeper pond I thought 5' would be good but 6' deep would be better! Well I had spare liner, after filling the hole with the liner, and actually went 6' 5" deep. (approx)

      Now any kind of servicing I need to do is very hard. I cant hold my breath for very long. I am fat, so I float! I should have measured up to my nose and at least be able to walk out and bend over to service any issues I have a few seconds at a time!
      Curious what kind of servicing do you perform that requires you to enter the pond? I have never been in mine since it has been filled with water. I suspect if I needed to I would just lower the water level.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mark M View Post
      Thanks for the responses. Kevin, I’d love to see your friends pond. As far as depth I’m staying with 4 ft. so I can wade in it if necessary for servicing. California gunite is giving me an estimate tomorrow and was recommended by Jim Boyle who’s a pond builder in Martinez but won’t work in Discovery Bay but will consult if I want. Hard to get people out this way. I have a 23,000 gallon swimming pool and want the pond adjacent to it but need to make sure there in no pool plumbing in the way or I’ll have to change ponds location.
      Let me know when you want to see his pond. Even if he isn't home I'm sure he is fine with me showing it to you. I'm going to genki koi for a breeders event tomorrow morning and will be home all weekend after that

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      Kevin, sounds good. I’m off work for another week post elbow surgery but text me your number. Mine (650)576-0677.

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      May I come with both of you? Lol. I’ll need to get shotcrete for my pond in a month or so. Hope you can find some lead.

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      [QUOTE=Mark M;2688049]Thanks for the responses. Kevin, I’d love to see his pond. As far as depth I’m staying with 4 ft so I can wade in it and service things if need be. California gunite is suppose to be giving me an estimate tomorrow and was actually recommended by a guy named Jim Boyle who is a pond builder in Martinez ca., but won’t work in Discovey Bay, but said he would consult if I wanted.[/QUOTE

      I concur with what others have already said. Go deeper. No idea what you are going to be wading in your pond for? Ever consider draining water if you ever have to wade for some unlikely reason?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mark M View Post
      Kevin, sounds good. I’m off work for another week post elbow surgery but text me your number. Mine (650)576-0677.
      Hi Mark,
      Did you get a better quote for the concrete?

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      Got a price from Cal Gunite............

      Rebar $2500
      Gunite $5650
      Black plaster $3000

      Thoughts?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mark M View Post
      Got a price from Cal Gunite............

      Rebar $2500
      Gunite $5650
      Black plaster $3000

      Thoughts?
      Sorry I totally forgot. I'll text you my number

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      Is that from California gunite? Really close to your first quote.



      Quote Originally Posted by Mark M View Post
      Got a price from Cal Gunite............

      Rebar $2500
      Gunite $5650
      Black plaster $3000

      Thoughts?

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      yep......it aint gonna be cheap and I got a $2500 estimate to dig the hole, although I feel I may do better on that

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      We install only shotcrete koi ponds.
      I would never recommend gunite. Name:  IMG_0244.jpg
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mark M View Post
      yep......it aint gonna be cheap and I got a $2500 estimate to dig the hole, although I feel I may do better on that
      If you have the hole dug we can install rebar/plumbing/shotcrete

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      Quote Originally Posted by Avaastudio View Post
      May I come with both of you? Lol. Iíll need to get shotcrete for my pond in a month or so. Hope you can find some lead.
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      How about cinder block and painted on rubber lining?

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