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    Fry
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    Prefab pond

    I've had pond made out of cement for many years but the dapth wasn't really deep and after several years it has a small leak. Recently I'd moved to a new house and would like to build a pond.

    Due to money issue and past experiences with cement, I would like to use the prefab pond. Problem is I cannot find any large enough prefab pond and the liner is very expensive for the size I would like to built. (Planning to have 10' long x 8' wide and 2-1/2 to 3' deep).

    Any suggestions or point me to the right place to buy the prefab pond.

    Your suggestions and comment is greatly appreciated.

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    Sansai
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    Find a small pre-fab fiberglass swimming pool with a shape you like and replumb it. There are lots of shapes and styles out there from several manufacturers.

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    thank you, did a little search with google but with little or no luck on locate one. Could you direct me to the right place where I can get one pre-fab fiberglass swimming poo.

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    Where are you located?

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    I'm located in So. California

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    Kenny,

    2-3' deep is half as deep as you need for a koi pond. the 2-3' depth is more for a watergarden that might have goldfish.

    Listen to Kent...he knows what he is talking about.

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    What is the good size? I have limited area (10 feet square) and limited budget.

    The pre-fab fiberglass swimming pool that Kent suggested sounds very good. But where can I locate one?

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    If I had 10 square feet, I would do 10' square pond (with rounded or 45ed corners with one BD in the middle. It would be 6'. That means 600 cubic feet for 4488 gallons....plus whatever is in the pipes and filters.

    If budget is the driver....same the most by doing the digging and doing a liner pond. You could do semi-raised with 12-24" above ground. You save LOTS by providing the sweat equity.

    First join a local koi club. Then get with those members for advise....and help. You will be surprised how folks will come over help with a liner party.
    Koi keeping is not a belief system; it is applied science with a touch of artistry.

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    Thank you very much all for your help. I will find a koi club as MCA suggested in my area and take it from there.

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    lots of club choices in CA, Here is the list from AKCA:

    California

    • Bakersfield Koi & WG - Gini Cope 661-399-6195 E Mail E Mail
    • Camellia Koi Club - Sacramento - Kirk Evans 916-233-8423 E Mail Web Site
    • Central California - Fresno - Janet Vukovich E Mail
    • Central Coast Koi Club - Debi Gillis 805-239-8760 E Mail
    • Inland Koi Society - Riverside -Kelly Houston 909-885-2503 E Mail Web Site
    • Koi Club of San Diego - Bill Thompson 760-479-1447 E Mail San Diego Hotline 619-713-2633 Web Site
    • Koi Kichi & Water Garden Club - Nancy Morales 562-860-8494 E Mail Web Site
    • Mendocino Coast Koi & Water Garden Society - Carol Greenwald 707-964-8280 E Mail
    • Nishiki Koi Club - Orange County - Louie Hernandez 714-533-2353 phone/faxE Mail Web Site
    • San Francisco Bay Area Koi Club - Ed Thomas 925-353-0402 E Mail Web Site
    • Santa Clara Valley Koi & Watergarden Club - Larry Templton 650-948-7460 E Mail Web Site
    • Shasta Koi & Watergarden Club - Tom Tranbarger 530-527-1532 E Mail Web Site
    • Santa Clarita Koi Club, Judy Nicholson 661-259-6437 E Mail
    • Southern California Koi Club - Bob Finnegan E Mail
    • Ventura County Koi Society - Mary Oxman 805-499-2460
    • Zen Nippon Airinki - S California - Don Kobashigawa 818-882-1032E Mail
    • ZNA Northern California - Karen Tyrtle 510-527-4174 E Mail Web Site

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