Building a raised pond to act as a bog filter and waterfall

Discussion in 'Pond Construction & Equipment' started by texmaster, Jun 27, 2016.

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    texmaster

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    Hi Folks,

    I lost my bog filter due to a massive leak in a breakdown in the structure. Made me think of a need for a more permanent solution. My idea is to build a raised pond and have it overflow in a large even waterfall across the back and cascade down the rocks as they are now.

    But I've never built a raised pond before. I have the dimensions. 5x9x2. I was thinking about using haidite blocks for the sides and use a pond liner but I dont know if haidite blocks alone can withstand the water pressure from the sides. I've not done much in mortaring so any advice would be appreciated.

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    texmaster, Jun 27, 2016
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    At 2 feet deep, the force exerted on the inner walls of the pond will be minimal. Concrete blocks will hold well if mortared and re-inforced with rebar.
     
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