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    Make sure the pond is fully covered to give shade from the sun and that it is not too hot otherwise the resin will go off very quickly.
    If you it us a bit warm you could hook up a fan to help keep it a bit cooler.

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    Pond build in progress.

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    Quick pond update...Fibre glassing all done-happy days. It was pretty straight forward apart from Carol bloody Kirkwood got the weather wrong. Made an effort to get up at 5am to avoid what was predicted to be another scorcher, and at 10am it started to drizzle.After frantically pulling the plastic corrigate sheet over and my 8 year old learning a brand new vocabulary managed to finish the fibre glassing. One of the main problems i did have was to not plan my "exit" very well. Because my pond has sheer walls and because i wanted to do the whole job in one go i was left in a corner looking like a numpty. Anyway with a few more choice phrases managed to get out and finish the job off. I did have quite a few air pockets (all below what will be the water line), so instead of sanding back and patching over i drilled a couple of holes and injected the resin in. Please find attached photosk.jpgm.jpg -1st one is after applying the G4, 2nd one looks like me doing a KLF impression. Inspite of the suit still had very itchy arms afterwards.

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    Rightoh, appologies to anyone still following my thread, but it was never going to be a quick build!! Very nearly finished the project now-fibre glassing paint and all pipe work all (nearly done). Next weekend is the big fill...a.jpgb.jpgc.jpgd.jpg

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    How did you find working with fibreglass....
    Anything of note of what not to do etc .....

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    Great work there mate, nice tidy job.
    Don't forget to wash down and dry before filling.

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    Pond build in progress.

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    Looks the buisness mate. Nice pond and glassing.

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    Hi Ant,
    I would definately use a 2nd person to help next time. If your pond is smaller you'll probably be fine on your tod. As mentioned previously I wouldn't do it on a hot sunny day in the middle of summer. Once it starts to go off that's it, but to be honest i'm glad i did it. It's certainly not a professional job, but as long as it's water tight and looks ok for the couple of inches that are above the water line i'm happy. My only concern is the nexus filter. in the manual it states its critical to get the water level at a certain point (mine is gravity fed). I got it as best as i can but estimate i'm about an inch below the 'critical' line. Anyway i won't know for certain until it's filled. Anyone know how critical the waterline needs to be on a Nexus 220??

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    Pond very very nearly finished-today was the BIG DAY to add a couple of small guineu pig koi. I've had the pond circulating for a couple of weeks now,added a de-chlorinating solution and chucked in a EA pond bomb, so fingers crossed were all good to go. Also wired in my "anti cat/heron" system- time will tell on its success ! Just tidying the lose ends up now-finish the decking and enclose the filter and other bits and pieces.
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    Smart mate very nice. I like it a lot. You have done very well. Great job. I've just dug a great big hole in my garden...help! I've just dug a great big hole in my garden...help! I've just dug a great big hole in my garden...help!

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    Cheers mate-not bad for a first build, but really enjoying watching the 3 tiddly koi swimming around- saturday we're off to get some bigger stuff, so looking forward to (hopefully) watching them grow through the years.

 

 
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