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    First koi pond, no going back now!

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    So far so good with the build, except the weather is turning and weve had several days of torrential rain. Sub floor poured ready for final float and finishing, upper pond being finished on Friday. Rain forecast again for tomorrow so sump pumps to the ready again.

    going to fit a box welded liner, any advice re recommendations for good suppliers, or things to be mindful of when ordering. Will be lining the sides of the pond with 20mm insulation and using underlay too.

    Will post more photos,weather permitting on Friday.


    Last edited by Leyland; 05-12-2018 at 09:04 PM.

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    Pictures not coming up mate.
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    Photos attached again

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    For your Box Welded Liner, email Richard Clapham at Atlantica Gardens for a quote on a 1mm EPDM liner including flange, underlay and delivery. If you want my details etc to say I recommended him just drop me a PM.

    Of 5 quotes he was cheapest for my last liner, but Koi Water Barn price matched him and delivered for free (probably because I'd recently spent money with them).

    Just had another liner delivered yesterday from him (well, they come directly from Gordon Low actually), and again he was cheapest, this time by a long shot, over 100 cheaper in a couple of cases and 40 cheaper than the next best price I got. KWB didn't even reply to my quote request this time.

    The liner I just had delivered is 1mm EPDM measuring 4.8 x 2.4 x 1.2m and it came to 404 delivered including underlay.

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    nice project , but give the builder a slap, and tell him to bond the blocks properly !

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    Yes we’ve had that conversation, agreed to pour a good strong mix down the pond sides to in fill and lock everything into place

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    Looking good to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    nice project , but give the builder a slap, and tell him to bond the blocks properly !
    Haha yes, that was exactly what I thought when I looked at the pics- even makes my brick laying skills look impressive!

    What are you planning for filtration Leyland?

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    Lol Feline, and apologies to Leyland,
    i know its my profession, and its always easy to criticise some body else's work, so generally I just say nothing and let folks blunder on seemingly happy, but some of the brickwork / blockwork I see on pond build threads, even done by supposed professionals...…...well its just poor, really poor sometimes, and I dont particularly mean this build.
    Its funny, with ponds everybody seems really happy to try to save a few quid by paying cash to some site bricky to just throw it up in 2 days, but then they go and spend more on one fish, than they wanted to pay for the whole brick work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feline View Post
    Haha yes, that was exactly what I thought when I looked at the pics- even makes my brick laying skills look impressive!

    What are you planning for filtration Leyland?
    Nexus 220 gravity fed, and also a skimmer on a separate line to a sieve when funds allow, couple of UVs also.

 

 

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