How do you design a pond that won't overflow in heavy rain?

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Guest

    I am planning to dig a small pond probably about 8 ft by 6 ft. It will have
    a small waterfall and a skimmer. In heavy rain, is there a way to keep the
    pond from overflowing?
    , Jun 13, 2007
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  2. Well, really no. You just have to plan for where it will overflow.

    San Diego Joe
    4,000 - 5,000 Gallons.
    Koi, Goldfish, and RES named Colombo.
    San Diego Joe, Jun 13, 2007
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  3. ~ jan Guest

    Yep, either have a slightly lower end, or better, for more control, put in
    an over flow pipe. For my lily pond we plan to build it into the filter
    barrels since it is a formal pond, from the filter barrels overflow can run
    out onto the lawn. ~ jan
    ~ jan, Jun 13, 2007
  4. Hal Guest

    When I was building I was advised to build an overflow point that went
    between stones as opposed to an open chute the fish could swim out.
    As important as overflow, don't build in such a way as to allow
    rainwater run off to flow into the pond either.


    Hal, Jun 15, 2007
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