This little guy just hopped over next to me while I was working on the pond. Seemed like they were saying “hurry up already!”
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So the problem is it’s leaking out the back of the bog retaining wall. I thought I did a full flow test before I cut the liner and capped it but apparently I didn’t run it long enough because as you run it longer back pressure builds up and the water starts creeping up the sides. I could knock off all the wall caps on the bog and put the liner vertically instead of tucked under the caps and that would work but I figure a lower flow bog is probably better for dwell time anyway. The other option down the road is to cut the liner horizontally across the waterfall, flip it up, deepen the spillway and then seam it back together or even just adding an overlap piece would probably work since the overlap would be above the water level. Hmm maybe I should just do that now. Bleh.Congrats on the progress! Maybe toss your video on Youtube? Otherwise we have download it to view it. You can set it to unlisted if you don't want others to find it.
If you're getting leaks at full flow, why not just build up your spillway edge a bit more? Are you out of liner?
Oh, you mean the horizontal lines, good point I totally did that on accident but I guess the rocks I chose just happened to be about the same sizes. Can adjust that.One thing to note with your waterfall when the seams all line up one on top of the other it always looks man made never a natural look
Just found about a million larvae today in the rain water puddle at the bottom of my excavation. Smothered them with an oil slick of vegetable oil. Will see tomorrow if it worked. Caught one in the middle of morphing to an adult.Don't need fish to keep bloodsucking away . Just keep the water moving is all it takes. They need total still water even a dew drop is enough . Moving pond water and there done for
You better be prepared to deal with the roots of any trees planted close to the pond yes I have a weeping red bud but I also have two layers of fiberglass sheeting between the redbud and the liner.Making me think twice about some of the marsh areas I'm planning at the edge of the pond.
I meant very shallow pockets between the boulders and the liner at the top edge of the pond for marginal plantings. Inside the pond, but would be pretty stagnant since the boulders will block circulation.You better be prepared to deal with the roots of any trees planted close to the pond yes I have a weeping red bud but I also have two layers of fiberglass sheeting between the redbud and the liner.
Ah, good catch. I wonder if that is unique to non-woven fabric as it holds moisture in it vs. woven seems to shed water.One more lesson that hopefully helps others. I thought I was smart putting an extra layer of underlayment under the rocks at the edge of the pond to protect the liner, but as I work on the edging I realized that it was wicking water up and out of the pond, so I had to cut it back to just under the rocks and then I'm going to foam it before finalizing the edge treatment to reduce wicking and evaporation.
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