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Ponds and water features

Covering pond and water feature construction,renovation and maintenance .

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I need some help with a clients pond, can anyone give me some advice?

Started by Christopher Ray. Last reply by Adrian Horgan Jun 3. 8 Replies

I'll try and upload a photo of the pond. The client has recently moved in and the pond appears to be leaking. As the client has filled the pond several times, only to find the water at the reduced…Continue

FREE Landscaper Finder Tool - Join now!

Started by Andy @ Water Garden Mar 14. 0 Replies

If you are involved in projects which include water features or ponds, why not join Water Garden Ltd's Landscaper Finder Tool? It's FREE to join and will allow Water Garden to pass potential clients…Continue

Asian carp a growing problem in US waterways

Started by Phil Voice Feb 21. 0 Replies

The Asian silver carp - an invasive non-native species to America - is becoming a huge a problem in the US.The fish were introduced initially to keep waste water treatment facilities clean but some…Continue

Tags: species, invasive, US, non-native, carp

Pond Filters - a few tips to clarify

Started by Andy @ Water Garden Feb 12. 0 Replies

If you are involved in pond design or construction, it’s important to factor in a means of keeping the water clean and healthy.Ideally, a pond filter system should be considered at the initial design…Continue

Tags: construction, wildlife, formal, informal, design

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PRO Member
Comment by Leigh Instone on February 1, 2014 at 19:50
At last a group to cover this subject. Thank Phil for sorting it out following our conversation

Premium Supplier
Comment by Brian Drury on February 1, 2014 at 19:58
Nice one Phil!

PRO Member
Comment by Phil Voice on February 1, 2014 at 19:58

I'm not sure why we haven't had a pond and water feature group before now Leigh.

I do hope we can keep the group moving and help members share the critical info that is needed for good construction and maintenance.

There's such a diversity of info and methods...


PRO Member
Comment by Leigh Instone on February 1, 2014 at 20:03
Glad I pushed it now Phil will start working on what we discussed
Comment by Trevor JH Knight on February 1, 2014 at 21:45
Great idea, as a pond keeper of 25 years plus i have ammassed a great deal of knowledge of not only getting things right but also the failings of which there where many. I now have a superb understanding of the build and workings of ponds and keeping what is now a very extensive collection of very large Japanes Koi Carp all from one location imported from the Ogata fish farm in Japan.

My largest and most supeb fish a Chagoi now weighs in at 25lbs and nearly 2feet long and enjoys eating fist fulls of Asda smart price prawns, i look forward to the threadsand discussions on here.
Comment by Adrian Horgan on February 1, 2014 at 22:08

Good idea, makes sense that we have a group like this. I do a lot of aquatic work, large wildlife ponds are a thing of mine, i have installed quite a few over the last few years and watched them develop into beautiful things, but i am often in need of help and advice no matter how many i do.

Comment by Johannes Mukundu on February 1, 2014 at 23:14

Great idea Phil.

Comment by Trevor JH Knight on February 2, 2014 at 8:54

Leigh let me be first to put what goes into the Ponds (FISH) the members will build here. This is one of my favourites and also the greediest Chagoi.

Comment by Trevor JH Knight on February 2, 2014 at 8:58

Thats My Lemon Ogon this is my Chagoi which takes two of us to handle him..no net big enough!! Important when building ponds you take these things into account..mainteneance, cleaning, handling of your stock, water qaulity etc etc.

Comment by Trevor JH Knight on February 2, 2014 at 9:11

My friends Four stage waterfall built last year flooding into a 20000 gallon Koi pond fitted with the latest all singing all dancing filter systems bottom drains UV lights..it is a stunning place to sit on an evening in the wood cabin overlooking the pond. Plants Slowly maturing and getting fish stocking levels up. 

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