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    [QUOTE=HenryC]Once the block was well under way at the other pond, Carl came over to start the final grading of the backyard. The final grade will be completed once the final plumbing from the pond to the filter pit and waste line are in place.

    As you may have noticed from the drawings, our pond is a very formal design. The edge will be coped with the same charcoal bullnose brick pavers we had on the last pond. We like mixing the very formal with very natural. Today I helped Carl set the 1600lb boulder we picked out. We were going to set it near the pond, but Carl and Bobby had the great idea of setting on the edge of the pond with part of it extending over the water. The paver coping will be cut in up to the boulder.

    To top off the mix of formal and natural, a very modern bronze sculpture will be mounted on the boulder. That happens tomorrow.[/QUOTE

    Yes!!! Nice reclinning ox shaped boulder. Now more rock
    tis the question, I say more, what a difference a little natural beauty makes.

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    While Bobby was over at the other pond construction site laying block, Carl and John dug the trench to connect the 2 northern bottom drains, 2 air pits and return to the filter pit. For those that know how tall Carl is can get a feel for how deep the trench had to be to reach the bottom drain lines (those connections are 10' down). Now all the bottom drain lines, pumped returns and air lines are in place. Tomorrow they should run the mid-level pick up and the bakki shower gravity return lines.
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    While Carl got the other pond construction just about caught up with mine, John and Bobby ran the rest of the plumbing from the pond. The two 4" pipes below are the bakki shower return lines. The small 1" line is the conduit for the underwater camera. The polyurea will be sprayed tomorrow so I will be able to get shots of that procedure.
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    The polyurea was sprayed today. Before spraying the polyurea, the final prep was done. All the sand and dirt must be cleaned up. While Bobby finished cleaning up the pond, Cary applied an epoxy to each inlet and outlet to seal around them and give the polyurea something to bond to. Each inlet and outlet was first covered with duct tape to prevent the epoxy from entering.
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    The entire surface is then treated with a clear epoxy paint. Again, this to ensure excellent adhesion of the polyurea to the surface.
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    Due to how close the pond is to the house, the pond is then covered with plastic to prevent any overspray onto the house. The combination of the plastic cover and the heat applied to the polyurea during the spray caused it to get a bit warm in the pond during the spray. Cary is quite the perfectionist. After the initial spray, Cary, John and Bobby closely inspect every inch of the surface and seal every little pin hole. Cary then sprayed 2 more coats of polyurea over the entire pond surface.
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    Here is one of the air pits with the air stones installed, then the cover installed.
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    Looking gooood-

    When does the fill begin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglegeorge12
    Looking gooood-

    When does the fill begin?
    As soon as the filter work is completed. I had hoped that John and I could do that tomorrow but I think they will need to be over at the other pond construction site to assist Cary with the polyurea spray on that pond. Early this next week though.

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    Wondering....
    Who has the bigger pond now...you, MikeM, or the other guy that they are doing??????????

    Are you and MikeM bonding ... "Brothers of the Polyurea"

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