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    Thread: Austin TX New Pond Build

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      Quote Originally Posted by Budha35 View Post
      Super nice build and thanks for sharing!! Loved reading through your posts. I’m in Prosper, TX (near Plano) and thought my ground was bad - LOL. I am in early stages of my build and running into many of the same challenges as you did(filter pit too small, etc) so you give me hope that it can be completed ����!

      It looks great - very nice work! I think Prosper is about a 4 hour drive from Austin - I’m hiring if you’re interested ����

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      You are off to a great start. You should start a build thread for sure!
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      Since the pond is largely complete, I've had some time to work on the filter house. it's so much bigger than originally intended due to the silly filter runway I ended up building.

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      A picture of the side, you can see how the trusses were done. Not that it's all that exciting.

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      I'm a geologist in austin. Where the heck do you live that you hit granite?! The only granite i know of is Pilots knob out near the airport.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ianmoede View Post
      I'm a geologist in austin. Where the heck do you live that you hit granite?! The only granite i know of is Pilots knob out near the airport.
      Ha! Westminster Glen ... not sure in the end it was really granite. As a geologist you’d have a better idea than I would ... once I cleaned it up and polished a couple pieces, I think it was just extremely dense version of typical Austin bedrock.
      - Jonathan
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      In the spirit of "never let a good crisis go to waste, I bit the bullet and did the landscaping around the pond ... still some cleanup to do, but you get the idea. (If Lowes would ever deliver my materials I could pot the facade on the filter house in the background!)

      This picture is from the window of my son's room on the second floor.
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      The front of the pond - walkway leading to it.
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      Looking from the firepit patio
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      Obligatory - I actually did the work, I swear!
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      I thought this might be interesting ... here was one of the first pics I posted of the land where the pond would one day be, over 18 months ago.
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      There is still 8k lbs. of Sante Fe gravel, 5k lbs of soil and 1500 sq feet of sod in my driveway. So I'm not quite there ... but I should be through that by the end of the week. What's holding me up? Water pressure. I have to add a sprinkler zone to keep the **** grass alive.
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      Wow, what a transformation between the "planning" photo and the finished product!

      Beautiful pond!
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Wow, what a transformation between the "planning" photo and the finished product!

      Beautiful pond!
      Thanks. I'm now afflicted with the builders curse ... I can point to every flaw and imperfection and list 30 things I wish I did differently.
      - Jonathan
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      what a complete package of a pond build great job!!!!

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      Fantastic work, quite the journey and transformation!
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      Quote Originally Posted by berkokid View Post
      Thanks. I'm now afflicted with the builders curse ... I can point to every flaw and imperfection and list 30 things I wish I did differently.
      Don't feel alone!
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      Looks great man, it's almost time to kick back and enjoy all the hard work..

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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Don't feel alone!
      Oh I don’t - I’ve read tooooooo many threads to be naive enough to think I’m experiencing something novel that no one before me has experienced!
      - Jonathan
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      The whole place looks great Berko. Job well done.

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      My hat is off to you for building your own Koi Dream, keep it up and thank you for sharing.

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      Wow - I'm realizing how long it's been since I've visited this thread and posted. Gutters broke, pool cracked, pipes in the house burst beneath the Texas snowpacalypse two weeks ago ... but the one thing that up in its entirety .... the pond and the plumbing Every last bit of it!
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      Glad to hear it. Ya'll had it rough over there, and I have wondered how you did.

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