Va Beach new Pond Girl or should I say most awesome hubby making pond!

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    vbbeachpondgirl

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    Hello new pond owners..old pond owners.
    I am a "one day this year" pond owner.
    Having dreamed of owning a pond for the better part of 8 yrs or so...one day I asked my dear hubby.
    "hubby can you make me a pond" and he started working on it that day.

    Now comes the fun part...planning after the fact!
    We are going to do the skippy filter with a Laguna 5000 and a pump in on the way.
    We started to close to the fence and then gave away all of our dirt. So concrete blocks will help retain against the fence.

    Our motto is "go big or go home"
    we are at about 15 feet long and 9 feet wide. 44 inch deep (can't go much further down due to the water table)
    I'm still considering adding a small shelf to the far right end for plants which will make it 17 feet long.

    thanks for reading...
    Beach girl :) pond1.jpg
     
    vbbeachpondgirl, Aug 26, 2013
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Really nice! What a sweet husband you have to dig you a pond!
     
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    welcome but should have saved your dirt as you will need to fill those block and I did mine the same way and filled block and pounded rebar inside them also .In the pic that shows theliner that goes over the concrete blocks and then there is the retaing wall block mine is 4 ft deep for the hot summers
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    We are going to have the liner go over the blocks and we are doing rebar inside them. We have about 3inchs of top soil and the rest is clay and sand. We should have enough to fill in the blocks but free dirt on craigslist is easy for our area :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum! :wave:
     
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