- Jun 10, 2021
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Good luck ya jammy beggar, all that space, I'm sure the critters will be grateful, and you'll be proud, keep the pics coming. If your going for the natural look be sure to have the sloping sides or maybe your in bedrock, I'm only a novice to a small pond,, so probably can't tell you much if anything ya don't already know, good luck again CombatThe big dig begins today. That is, assuming the excavator I hired gets through the remaining concrete demolition quickly this morning. And then it's on to the digging.
Here's a video I posted for my friends a couple weeks ago talking through the whole project:
I estimate the size of the pond will be about 7,500 gallons with dimensions of roughly 40' x 18' x 3'. Only filter will be a bog filter / constructed wetland. No plan for fish at this time.
All subject to change at my whim as we start digging today!
I'm the type of person who likes to plan down to the last detail from the very beginning. That usually gets in the way of my productivity moreso than it eliminates problems, so I'm trying my hand at breaking ground without everything figured out ahead of time. It's an uncomfortable process, but I think it's good for me. Hopefully, I've planned enough to avoid the biggest issues, and I trust I'll figure out the smaller ones as they arise.
I also typically do my own labor on these kinds of big projects, but am challenging myself to be the manager—and not the laborer—for the biggest pieces of the project, which will include the initial dig and setting boulders when the time comes. I am a little sad I won't get to play with the excavator, though.
Wish me luck!