Pond Pics & Layout of Pond

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    View from den window -- inside house

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    View From den door -- inside house.

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    I'm posting this today for new ponders that are trying to come up with a layout and placement
    of their new future ponds. We layed out our pond with a garden hose and was surprised
    at how much of the front of the pond was obstructed by the lower deck -- which is only one foot off the ground.

    We moved the hose out and at the same time revised the kidney shape to have a beach section
    in the front as well as several small bump outs all around instead of just a regular kidney shape...

    The gravity fed filter system is located behind the big waterfall...I finally convinced
    the head guy that we don't need a big waterfall, I like just having the several
    small waterfalls all around the pond. To me it looks more natural. Of course
    he'll just turn on the big waterfall if he fancies it again... :)


    The little dock in the back houses the skimmer underneath...the top of the dock lifts up so that
    the skimmer can be emptied...The biological pond is located 18 feet away (behind the walking stick
    tree and at the edge of the rose garden) The water flows back and forth 24/7 between the main pond
    and the biological pond.

    I just took these two pics this morning from inside the house ...it was drizzling earlier...
    one pic is from the den window and one is from the den door.

    This pond view from inside the house was a big consideration for us.
     
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    Having some posting issues today??? Hope this posts.
     
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    Very nice!(y)
     
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    This is a closeup of the dock...the four center boards lift up to clean
    out the skimmer...we only run the skimmer in early spring and fall.

    This is also a good shot of an addition ( on the left ) that we call the
    dog leg...it's 13 feet long and was an add on the following year after
    we put in the pond...

    We wanted more swimming room for the koi...it changed the look from
    a kidney shape to an irregular horse shoe look.

    The spot where the dog leg was added on, only drops down about a foot, so if there
    was ever a leak where it is seamed the whole pond water level would only
    depo one foot, thus the fish would be safe.

    I'll be back with the pics I have to re-size them.
     
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    image.jpg Dock and Dog Leg.

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    image.jpg having trouble posting more than one pic at a time.
    where the fish are gathered is where the pond is pieced that section is only 12" deep
    the rest og the dog leg is 24" deep.
     
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    image.jpg For size perspective.
     
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    What a beautiful garden and pond you have created!
    I love your koi! Very beautiful!
     
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    image.jpg Thanks Gemma,
    I hope to help people starting to build a pond or even people that have
    established ponds to give them ideas... If you study my pics you'll see that spreading
    the pond edge out with a lot and planting it with shrubs, flowers, and rocks
    avoids the rock necklace look.
    Also, the planted rock edge gives the pond a natural look because the liner
    is not visible.
     
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    Sweet setup you have there, looks inviting. Very nice looking fish
     
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    Thanks Rob Amy...hope this helps some pond builders.
     
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    Ahhhhh! Beautiful! I "grew up" as a ponder watching CliffLovesJoann videos on YouTube. I would study them to determine exactly what it was that I loved about the way the edges were finished and planted, how the rocks were placed, how the addition of a few pots of plants here and there added so much interest - I was mesmerized!

    If you haven't already, go check out some of the videos and see this beautiful pond "live and in color"!
     
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    Gorgeous photos @CliffandJoann! Your pond is so beautiful (y)

    Just a quick note - when you type out a post you don't need to hit return at the end of each line (ie it's not like a typewriter), just keep typing and the forum software will automatically put in the line returns. You only need to hit return when you want to start a new paragraph :)
     
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    Very pretty pond and garden. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
     
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    Thank you all...
    I have located a video that shows the biological pond in the back...
    We are currently seriously changing the Rose garden to a more formal
    look, besides opening it up so that the biological ponds waterfall is visable
    It was getting invaded by the flora and fauna!

    As you can see from the video we have three small waterfalls around
    the pond. The fish love all the waterfalls. I have finally convinced the head groundskeeper that we don't need to run the big waterfall...Besides a raging water noise drowns out the
    birds melodic song!

     
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    image.jpeg This is the Rose garden area from a few days ago...We have since seriously
    trimmed down and out a lot of stuff!
    The waterfall on the biological pond is now visible..I feel like we just put in another pond.:)
    Also, we trimmed the walking stick tree to look like a tree and not a shrub

    before ...after will follow when we are finished. :yes:







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    I too have watched your pond videos in the past. One of the most beautiful ponds I have seen.
    Your pond is an inspiration for sure!
     
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    Taking notes. This is excellent work it looks so full yet so tranquil at the same time. Beautiful work, thank you for sharing.
     
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    thanks haver and Telion

    As promised this is how the dock lifts up to empty the skimmer...
    It could also be used to hide a filter system.
     
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