View Full Version : Building a Bog and NEW waterfall idea
09-20-2010, 11:51 AM
Hey all... I had left over liner, and I dont really have a shallow area in my pond so some of my plants arent really thriving..
What the hell let me create a bog, had some wood..
He was being sneaky overseeing everything i was doing
Pic of some of the koi and Goldies
I relocated my Green Maple from behind the pond.. which is the first step in the waterfall build/filter area build...
so my soon to be wife was organizing some of the left over rocks and started stacking them.. She had the right idea.. and i think it will be cost effective (We have an endless supply of rock, these were just ones we had laying around here)
I think we can definately pick up some rock and make the wall more natural like.. what do you guys think?
09-20-2010, 01:01 PM
smart of you to look for a wife to be that is into ponds! LOL!
What's your intention with hiding that blue barrel? I see reed grass fencing--is that to cover it?
If you've got easy access to a heap of rock, why don't you go with a big waterfall built up of rocks and just hide that blue monster?
09-20-2010, 01:19 PM
Funny thing is she wasnt into ponds! Until the build! ha! The reed was to cover it for a day we had company over and she wanted it covered!
Well yea, I will be getting more of those rocks and building/mortering a wall. This will be the solution instead of buying block and veneering it... I think it will look good and natural. I plan on digging 1.5 feet down behind the wall. So a 3 foot wall/waterfall will be good. Still going with the two spillways though
09-20-2010, 01:21 PM
Ah, a wife who is also worried about the company seeing the blue barrel--oh she's a woman after my own heart!!
I think that sounds like a wonderful plan to cover the blue beast. Take pics and show us how you do it. We love that kinda thing!
09-20-2010, 07:25 PM
Funny thing is she wasnt into ponds! Until the build! ha!
I think most people who aren't into ponds just haven't had one. Yes, ponds are a lot of work and so the hobby isn't for everyone, but water is fascinating on a very deep level. I think that given a pond-keeping partner, most people would get into it pretty quickly. And if they don't, well, there must be something wrong with them!
09-20-2010, 07:42 PM
This is my new husbands first pond and pond build, he is loving it!
09-20-2010, 09:52 PM
I think that given a pond-keeping partner, most people would get into it pretty quickly. And if they don't, well, there must be something wrong with them!:iagree: ALL CAPS, BOLD FACE:good_post-sign:
09-21-2010, 08:18 AM
Well then there's something wrong with everybody around here! I have to drag my husband and sons to the pond. They could not be less interested in the fish. They say they're just fish.
09-21-2010, 08:39 AM
My hubby is the same way Pep. He will sit in the porch above the pond and read a book while listening to the waterfall, and will occasionally take a peek out over the deck at the fish--but he's not really interested. The kids will come to the pond in the evening with me and feed them and I think will be bitten by the bug. We shall see.
09-21-2010, 08:55 AM
I have a fence around the pond with about 10 feet left to finish. There are 2 gates and 1 left to install but they aren't self latching so I keep them padlocked. He won't walk to where there's no fence yet. He goes in and out the front door wthout a glance that way. More interesting on the other side of the driveway where there's always some kind of truck welding/repair going on, LOL.
09-21-2010, 09:45 AM
well i dropped liner in.. and just been testing flow... I have a 650 mag drive but its not enough flow.. i put those rocks in the spillway to test.. but nothing has been set permanent. And yes it looks ugly. but i want function right now .
So not enough flow, ordered a 1500 gph submersible 100 watt pump from Harborfrieght for 29 bucks. cant beat that. will wait on that to test flow
09-21-2010, 08:13 PM
How big is your pond. I'm sorry, maybe you already said.
Love your dog! So cute watching from the bushes!
09-22-2010, 10:01 AM
its close to 1000 gals
09-22-2010, 10:01 AM
Ive tested for leaks within the liner and everything seems to be fine.. so from here I will do cosmetic work on this.
09-27-2010, 12:56 PM
So I worked on this this weeked.. I'd say im 50% done.. Still havent received my new pump so i have been running my underpowered one just to get some flow.. placed a few rocks.. And I like how its turning out.. no leaks so far.. What do you guys think.. still need ways to go
Also picked up more rocks for the waterfall wall...
09-27-2010, 02:58 PM
Very nice! I also like the way it's connected to the soil-filled planter next to it.
09-27-2010, 03:16 PM
nice job Cauzen, but as a side note.
at the fall from the bog to the pond, were you have sealed and caulked ect..., those spots are so close/low/tight they are the places your water will eventually find a way out. a little time, dirt root growth, vegatation growth. and the water wicks out, under or around.
not bashing your work, just a heads up for down the road, maybe next spring because it will be good for quite some time, if the pond seems to be loosing water these are the spots to check...trust me,I know first hand :duh!:
pond is 5 years old and every time I think I have found all the places and adjusted accordingly .......:gah: another shows up. :hissyfit:
09-27-2010, 04:04 PM
yea.. im not done sealing and removing the excess but Im sure there is always going to be a spot!
09-27-2010, 05:03 PM
more rock! That waterfall needs more rock! glad to see it in the back of the truck!
09-29-2010, 05:10 PM
well got my harbor frieght 1585 pump in... for the price and the wattage it uses.. I am impressed..
09-29-2010, 05:10 PM
it is a big pump.. sturdy.. nothing about it looks cheap
09-29-2010, 06:33 PM
looking good there! love the rocks, drive some to maryland! I need more lol
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