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603, 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 leave  6 to 8 extra inches of liner [...]

603, 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 raceway liner material. This will help keep the [...]

503, 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.  

203, 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 in its ionized state as ammonium which is [...]

1102, 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 10 foot diameter  (75 to 80 square feet [...]

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