Chris's raised pond

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    Nepen

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    That's a pretty cool looking pond! I have a plan for a new pond in the future and still decide if I want the same raised pond or in the ground and looking at your pond just might favoring the raised pond side a bit more ;)
     
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    I like the idea of being able to get close to the water without having to crouch or kneel down - which is great as my knees are starting to creak. It brings the pond up to an accessible level. The idea of the slate at the end is it forms a seat on one side of the patio.
     
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    That's why my pond is half raised on 3 sides .Could have built the low sides up with the dirt from the hole but wanted it so i could just walk up and sit on the retaining wall block .
     
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    I've always preferred raised ponds, it brings the water up close and personal.
    My pond is raised about 18" and has a marble tile edge which provides a nice place for big people to sit, and creates a safe barrier for toddlers to prevent them from accidentally falling in.
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    that's exactly what I like about my raised pond too. But planning to have a big bog with it...will really have to be creative about the shape and all and I'm NOT creative lol.
     
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    yep raised gives you a great place to rest tired bones after working out side and the sound of water relaxes and cools you off .
     
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    What software is that? I'd love to be able to design & see my work beforehand!
     
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    The software is Sketchup.

    http://www.sketchup.com/

    It's free for personal use, and it takes a while to get familiar with it, but it's quite powerful. I recommend you follow the on-line tutorials to understand it better.
     
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    WOW!!!! Thanks!!!
     
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    OK, yes I think I put that on the PC a year or so ago. Got about 1/2 way into the tutorial and [because of my ADD], started suffering from information overload so went straight to the application, LOL! I remembered enough from the tute to do some basic stuff, and it was cool! I got started on a below-ground pond, complete with shelves.

    Thanks, and I might have to give it another try. I want some software that lets me do just that sort of stuff and it's something that's fun to play with!
     
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    Nice design!
     
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    Wow! Really impressive work, and gorgeous pond! I love an above-ground. I have 3 French Bulldogs (a breed that cannot swim), so I stay partially above for safety plus viewing/sitting ease.
     
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    Thanks for the kind comments. I'm really pleased with the outcome. The water has turned very green, but I'm sure it will settle down as the filter gets working.
     
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    Very nice. Well thought out
     
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    Like your pond :) Ive got a similar pond but its not as high as yours, its 5m x 2m & about 1m deep. Ours is only 8 inches from ground level high. The pond was in a sorry state when we moved into our new house so I redug it and added railway sleepers for extra hight.
    Like your plant selection we have a few lilys but the fish keep eating them :mad: we need to add more plants as its in total sun just to add some shade for the fish.
     

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    I really like what you've done with it Willo, a major improvement.I prefer the height of the raised pond as it saves my creaking knees having to bend down. The plants have settled very quickly and make all the difference.
     
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    Ha ha know what you mean about creaky knees :(
    Thanks for the comments, hard work solid clay :cautious: but defo worth it. The height is great for me as when im sat in the conservatory I can see the pond perfectly.
     
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    I could not build that side of my yard up where my pond is because of access to the septic tank clean out .I sure don't want the poop truck driving across my whole front yard and driving over my drain field for it .Then after i raised the 3 sides I realized company really loved setting on the block wall and feeding the fish .I really wanted to do it down over my front yard but the septic tank is on 1 side of the yard and electric ,phone and fiber optic lines are on the other side of the yard .Sad 3 + acres and confined to where I could put it so I could see it from the covered front porch and view .Plus it really makes it easier to work on the pond and filters .No bending over .
     
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