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6 03, 2020

Country Pond Filter trimming the liner


As mentioned on the previous blog it is important to have the basin full of water and the system flowing before you start trimming the liner just in case an adjustment is needed or you have soft soil (sand)beneath the filter.  When trimming the raceway liner it is best to [...]

Country Pond Filter trimming the liner2020-07-13T12:48:16-04:00
6 03, 2020

Country Pond Filter liner installation


After the basin frame is constructed and leveled, position the two pieces of 30mil liner. The larger piece is for the basin and the other piece is for the return raceway.  It is helpful to dig a shallow channel from the basin frame to the pond edge before placing the [...]

Country Pond Filter liner installation2020-07-13T12:50:02-04:00
6 03, 2020

Country Pond Filter frame material


If you have a flat level location next to your pond for placing a Country Pond Filter you may avoid the need to excavate with equipment. We have tested a variety of common building materials that can be used to build a basin frame.  treated wood 4" x 4"  or [...]

Country Pond Filter frame material2021-02-08T09:35:27-05:00
6 03, 2020

Selecting a pond filter location


The best location for a Country Pond Filter is on level ground next to your pond that is elevated enough to prevent flooding and easy to mow around if needed.  Leveling the ground can be accomplished by adding material or digging down to create a flat spot slightly bigger than [...]

Selecting a pond filter location2020-07-13T13:02:22-04:00
5 03, 2020

Fire Hydrant Pond


We recently built this fire hydrant pond for a new lavender farm. The pond measures approximately 40ft x 35ft and has a HDPE 30mil liner.  A small Oase fountain was added for the entertainment of guest attending a wedding.  

Fire Hydrant Pond2020-03-05T13:51:44-05:00
5 03, 2020

Faux Waterfall


We created this waterfall to give the impression that it flows from the larger pond behind it. This is actually the headwaters of a 300ft stream that was constructed to cascade down a hill side and into a koi pond. The 2hp pump provides approximately 200 gallons per hour of [...]

Faux Waterfall2020-07-13T12:58:01-04:00
4 03, 2020

Garden Stream


This garden stream is a pond less feature that flows through a beautiful backyard landscape. We can build one for you.

Garden Stream2020-07-13T12:59:13-04:00
2 03, 2020

Is Duckweed covering your Pond?


We have created a check list of considerations and actions to take if duckweed is growing on the surface of your pond:    Duckweed can survive a PH range from 5 to 9 and grows well between 6.5 and 7.5  If the PH is below 7.0 ammonia can be kept [...]

Is Duckweed covering your Pond?2020-03-02T12:30:56-05:00
11 02, 2020

Country Pond Filter basin design


If you are installing a Country Pond Filter you should locate a flat level area adjacent to your pond to position framing material or to dig a shallow basin. The size of the filter basin is generally determined by the size of your pond. We have good success using a [...]

Country Pond Filter basin design2020-07-13T12:55:44-04:00
5 02, 2020

Country Pond Filter


The Country Pond Filter is a biological system that will help reduce nutrients in your pond. Nutrients that impact water quality may enter your pond from external sources like fertilizer runoff and when organic materials on the bottom are re-suspended or digested by microbial action. • No excavation is needed [...]

Country Pond Filter2020-02-05T13:26:58-05:00

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