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  • Polyurea Spray Liner Pond

    I was not going to post about my new pond project before I was sure I'd not embarrass all involved, but all is going so well that I just have to share. (Besides, I was encouraged by someone, which was just enough to push me to post.)

    The project began April 26. At 9am, the pond looked like this:
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    By 10am, pond water was being pumped through a bead filter into a 3,000+ gal above ground swimming pool set up as the holding tank for the koi during the re-build. (The pool has been up since December, but that's a chapter in the story for another day.) BTW, wish I had room to keep it up. It would make a nice quarantine tank, I think.

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    • #3

      Ooooops. Here's the pic.


      ....back soon.

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        Photo max'ed again, I guess. One more try.
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        • #5

          Meanwhile, the flagstone around the existing pond is removed.

          Some of you may recognize Carl Forss of Keirin Koi (a sponsor of this site, so I'll give him the plug) beginning to work up a sweat on this menial, but essential labor. With him is Dale Plimann, a kindred spirit in koi and things natural, and a very knowledgeable fellow when it comes to plumbing a pond.
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          • #6

            And so, you may be wondering, how does it happen that they are in my yard? Because the only way I could figure to get the koi pond I wanted without being my own general contractor (something I have neither the time nor patience to do), was to retain the services of someone who understood what needed to be done to get where I wanted to go. And, after much effort over a period of nearly 6 months, that became Carl and his Keirin Koi crew.

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            • #7

              So, how much got done on day 1? Well, before 8am the next morning I got in these shots of the commencement of mass destruction:
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              • #8

                That was just the first day: Old pond completely disassembled. Test dig of filter pit done. (By side of house) And, everything in the way moved.

                During the course of Day 2: How much equipment can fit in the confines of the yard? Well, how much is needed? .... and at 7:30pm, they are still hard at work ... usually until after darkness has fallen.
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                • #9

                  How do you like those tracks!

                  How much got done? Well, more than can be seen in photos. The most significant accomplishment: the filter pit has a concrete floor.
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                  • #10

                    Mikem,
                    Please ask Carl to wear the shirt i gave him if he is going to be in front of the camera....

                    I wonder what you are going to end up with if your other pond wasn't good enough.

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                    • #11

                      How's that for getting as close to the house as possible?

                      Thursday April 28 was Day 3. Here's the guys at the bottom of the new crater plumbing bottom drains.
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                      • #12

                        And for the rest of Day 3's accomplishments, you'll have to wait until I take the next round of early morning shots. Day 4 is going to be a blistering hot day in the sun.

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                        • #13

                          Hey, Luke. I'll not be getting Carl in front of a camera very soon, because he has flown back north (or somewhere) to attend to other things. The guys on the job are a pleasure to work with and know their stuff. I'm sure Carl won't be needed, but he does get regular progress reports. He has his cell phone glued to his ear at all times. His physical presence is unnecessary, and his knowledge is literally on call 24/7.

                          As for what is coming, you'll just have to wait 'n see. But, it is a puddle compared to Lake Luke.

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                          • #14

                            So the race it on! You got a head start Luke but Mike M seems to be catching up FAST.

                            That was a nice landscape you had there Mike. I'm sure it will be again, but it must hurt to see everything being crushed. All very exciting though.

                            -steve

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                            • #15

                              Yes, Steve, the landscape imposed limitations on the work. Notice any turning radius for the heavy equipment? LOL I think nearly a day has been added so far just because of the cramped quarters and a few rain showers.

                              Here's this morning's shots:
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