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    How to build a pond – fish pond uk – how to make a pond

    September 12, 2019


    Chances are you found this
    video because you’re looking for some help with building a fish pond. Well in this video, How
    To Build a Fish Pond, we go into specific details of
    why we’re upgrading this old, traditional fish pond with
    high maintenance issues. So grab yourself a drink, and
    sit back and enjoy the video. Hi, guys, it’s Mark from anypond.com, you’re trusted resource in the UK for ponds and water features. And what we’ve got here is we’ve got an eight foot by eight foot
    round, traditional fish pond. There’s a lot of fish
    in this particular pond, and they’ve been in there for
    a long time, about 15 years. And we’ve got a very
    small filtration system keeping the pond looking good, but it needs weekly maintenance. How crazy is that? Weekly maintenance to me is far too much. You should be cleaning
    your filters out every four to six weeks to allow the
    beneficial bacteria to colonize. Otherwise, what you’re doing is basically you’re flushing out any
    feces on a regular basis, so as soon as the fish defecate
    it’s out of the system. So a lot of work, it’s a lot of attention. So what we’re gonna do
    is we’re gonna upgrade this particular pond to a
    10 foot by eight foot pond. Two foot deep, we’re still
    gonna be two foot deep. We’re gonna put rocks and
    gravel all around the outside, and also we’re gonna put in
    a wetland filtration system that only really needs
    cleaning out once a season, or once a year, depending
    on the size of the fish, depending on the size of the pond, depending on what you’re
    gonna keep in the pond. So what we’re doing today is we’re building a
    lovely natural fish pond. Stay tuned for the Any Pond showcase. (slow synthesized music) So before we actually
    start digging the pond, what I’m doing is I’m
    plumbing in the biofalls so we can actually bury the
    pipe underneath the ground. So what I’ve got is I’ve got a 63 mil pipe coming from the skimmer
    that I’m gonna tee off. One’s gonna go to the wetland, and one’s gonna go to the biofalls. And what I’m doing is I’m
    reducing it down to 50 mil, so the 63 to the 50,
    and then basically 1x 50mm goes to the biofalls, and
    1x 50mm goes to the wetland. And also, we’re gonna
    put on these gate valves so I can regulate the flow, how much water goes down
    the (biofalls) waterfall filter, and how much water goes into
    the wetland filtration system. So, let’s crack on. (slow synthesized music) So now we’ve got a plan. We’re gonna basically extend
    the fish pond two foot that way. As you can see the skimmer
    box is gonna go down in there. This is what the skimmer box looks like. We’re gonna turn it around. So we’re gonna have the skimmer here. And we’re gonna have a
    waterfall at the back, so that flows down a five-foot stream. And also these. So this is gonna go into the ground and water’s gonna percolate
    up through the gravel. We’re gonna put a skimmer box on that side and we’re gonna extend the
    pond two foot that way. (slow synthesized music) So now we’ve got all the groundwork done. We’ve gone down to two feet in the middle, we’ve extended the fish pond by two feet. We’ve also excavated around
    for this surface skimmer, and also we’ve got the
    Wetland filtration system down underneath the ground, and we’re gonna have
    gravel on top of there. We’re gonna have a five-foot stream. Wetland filtration. We’ve got the surface fish pond skimmer. So let’s get the underlaying
    liner, than the overlay, and then we can start rocking. And what we’re gonna do today
    is we’re gonna actually stack a lot of stones around the bottom, to make it look a little
    bit more interesting, and also we’re gonna build a big fish cave out of the glass tabletop
    that came out of the last one. Now normally, I wouldn’t
    use a glass tabletop, but the client wants a big fish cave because the fish are used
    to having a big fish cave. So we’re gonna put in a
    five foot by three foot piece of glass, and we’re
    gonna rock over the top of it, and make it all look nice. So you won’t actually
    see it apart from unless you’re actually
    specifically looking for it. So carry on watching, appreciate it. (slow synthesized music) As you can see, the
    fish pond’s taking shape now. We’ve still got quite a bit of work to do, but as you can see, we’ve
    started rocking in the pond. We’ve got pebbles in the bottom. We’ve even put the fish cave in. And today, it’s all about the stream and building the waterfall, and carrying on the creative process. (slow synthesized music) – [Computerized Voice] I am
    very impressed with my new pond that Mark has just finished. He listened to my brief and
    interpreted it very well. He answered all my questions honestly and understood when I was anxious, and never made me feel silly. I would thoroughly recommend them. (slow synthesized music)

    How to build a Fish Pond – Part 6 | Pond Liner & Underlayment
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    How to build a Fish Pond – Part 6 | Pond Liner & Underlayment

    August 14, 2019


    [SOUND] [MUSIC] We’re ready to put down the underlayment and the liner in the pond. It’s only gonna take a couple minutes. So I wanna take the time right now to answer
    some commonly asked questions that we hear all the time. One question that we get all the time is,
    how long is this liner going to last? Well I’m here to tell you that the liner
    that we’re using is a 45 mil EPDM liner. It’s incredibly durable,
    has a lot of elasticity to it, and it has a guarantee from
    the manufacturer for 20 years. Now the guarantee is about not
    falling apart due to the Sun. Sun damage that is, so you could literally
    take this rubber liner, put it on a roof for 20 years, and
    it still guaranteed to that time. So when, we put it in the pond and we conform
    it to the walls, we’re gonna put rock work in here, we’re gonna put some gravel down, and
    we’re gonna protect that liner from the Sun. So we’re literally getting years and
    years beyond that. I’ve seen ponds that are 40, 50 years old and
    they’re still holding water, still intact and they’re gorgeous. Another common question we get is once
    that ladder’s down, can I walk on it? They, the people are real nervous
    to get in and out of the pond. Their dogs are around. They’re nervous about that. You literally can walk right in here. You can have the rocks in there. You can step on it. I’ve seen big, you know, Rottweilers run
    through the pond with their nails and it doesn’t damage the pond at all. The other question I get all the time is
    how do I know what size liners to get, and that’s what I’m gonna cover
    right now before we do this. This particular pond, eight foot by 11,
    we’re down about 33 inches deep. So, if I’m eight foot wide, I need to
    calculate the three foot down, I need to calculate the three foot up, and then I need
    about six inches overhang on each side of the pond, so I can do my edge treatment and
    I can make sure the water’s not coming out. You don’t want it real, real close, okay? So, I need 15 foot on width this way. We’re 11 foot wide, and, once again,
    three foot down, three foot up, and then I need a little extra play
    on both ends, so do the math there. What we have on this pond,
    we have a 15 by 20 liner. It’s gonna be all one continuous piece,
    and before we put the liner in, we’re gonna spread the underlayment. Let’s get started. [NOISE] So a common asked question I get about this underlayment is when we’re, we’re sending out custom pond kits to people a lot of times the fabric underlayment doesn’t match the liner size, and you need two or three pieces the underlayment cover the excavation? So that’s a common asked question. It doesn’t have to be one continuous piece. You can cut it in all different shapes. As long as you cover all the spots where your
    getting, you know, rocks and roots might come through so I wanna throw this piece up
    here and then we’re ready for the liner. [NOISE] [SOUND] All right we have the underlayment, and the liner installed I got my fish
    tunnel back in on top of here, we are gonna set the skimmer in place,
    but otherwise we’re ready to rock, if you have any questions whatsoever
    about what we did here today. Please post your questions
    in the comments section, I’ll get to every single one of them. I’m Eric Triplett, The Pond Digger. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]