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    Koi Carp or Car Park?

    it must have cost a fortune.... it should be stunning...

    and i don't know why i really don't like this pond... but i don't....


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    I think it's pretty impressive Dave.

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    I like the pond but don't like the pergola over it, looks out of place for such a fancy pond I think

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    With nige on that like different place and no or different pergola would make it a nice pond

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    Pond's grand and I'd give it space, I've no problem with the pergola either, the problem with it for me is that it looks like it has been dumped in the middle of a kids play area, or the middle of a school yard (same thing I suppose), that or in a hospital / institution therapeutic area for the benefit of the inmates they trust not to throw themselves in.

    The pylon in the background doesn't help either, it starts giving it an industrial look which coupled with a lack of any planting to soften all the above is why it doesn't work for me either.

    I think thats it, nothing wrong with pond but completely out of place in its surroundings

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    One more very vital thing wrong with it.


    NO FISH!!!

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    Looks like the kind of water feature you'd get near the entrance to some kind of theme park or water park.

    I like it, would just like it more if it was in a garden setting.

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    I think you guys have nailed it....
    Stick it in nicer surroundings and I'd probably love it...

    The tarmac all around it don't help

    Oh yeah, as ajm said and some FISH!

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    As a pond though it is nice and those beveled windows wont have come cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey79 View Post
    As a pond though it is nice and those beveled windows wont have come cheap
    When I looked for my pond the curve cost around 1k more than a flat window!!!

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    The pergola needs to be a band stand type dome with lots of lacy swirls and things.

    As there are (apparently) no fish, the band can wear waders

    Jim
    I don't keep fish, I keep water. I don't keep fish, I keep water. I don't keep fish I kee........

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    I always think that rounded brick built raised ponds look like industrial chimneys. This pond is also in a brick wall surrounded space which is kind of adding to that effect.
    Too much aeration means it hasn’t got an attractive water surface, and also the water doesn’t look clear so there’s no visual interest in the underwater view currently. I’m sure it could look an awful lot better with some nice fish in there and tubs of acers etc. on the ground round it to soften the look.

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    Oh Acer's, I got three Japanese maple round my enclosure that look terrible with all these hail storms and wind, hopefully they will recover when the weather gets better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    When I looked for my pond the curve cost around 1k more than a flat window!!!

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    It's must be a nightmare to make and store curved glass but I actually do like that pond the more I look at it the more I like it

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    Oooo nice pond, descent sized blades, crappy pergola, hate the tarmac too... maybe if the Pergola was stained grey or something to lift it all a bit, as a whole it seems very Meh !!

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    i can't remember where i saw this pond online.
    probably googling something...

    the only other picture i have of the build....

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    Well.. when I said it looked like it had been dumped in the middle of a kids play area .................................

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    Found more images if they are of interest .. at least there is a fish now

    The spec is apparently .. "Gravity Fed 15000 Gallon Koi Pond with 4 viewing windows. Oase Proficlear Drum and Media Bays and 220w Ultraviolet lights"

    Built by a company called External Visions from Birmingham










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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    i can't remember where i saw this pond online.
    probably googling something...
    I searched google for one of your images, only place it came up was a couple of facebook pages which is where I just pulled the other stuff from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arceye View Post
    I searched google for one of your images, only place it came up was a couple of facebook pages which is where I just pulled the other stuff from.
    thanks for the extra pics

    did it say where it is?
    just seems a very odd place to put a koi pond.....

    hell of a pergola, looks like laminated engineered wood

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