Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Khmer, Shaner, GWD, Geosteve, OliverCas
15830 Registered Users
Forum Stats
15831 Members
36 Forums
36371 Topics
495682 Posts

Max Online: 1210 @ 08/23/18 11:01 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24032
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 19741
Dave Davidson1 13734
Bill Cody 12728
Who's Online
9 registered (NEDOC, dreams of ponds, canyoncreek, 2Old2Soon, Mike Whatley, wbuffetjr, wildblue, Brad346, ewest), 203 Guests and 640 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#488506 - 04/12/18 07:27 PM My new pond
Johnson Offline


Registered: 04/11/18
Posts: 4
Loc: New York
Hello, longtime lurker here. I'll give a little background to start. A few years ago I made a deal to buy a piece of property that I thought had a great spot for a pond. The deal took years to go through and I finally closed on it last summer. I had a guy take a look at the spot to give me an estimate last fall. He never got back to me.

Top
#488507 - 04/12/18 07:33 PM Re: My new pond [Re: Johnson]
Johnson Offline


Registered: 04/11/18
Posts: 4
Loc: New York
This winter I had another guy take a look and he did get back to me. He started the pond yesterday afternoon. This morning he called me up and said we had a bit of a curve ball. He hit solid rock about 5 feet down. So the plan now is to dig the total surface area of the pond down as far as we can then come back this summer with a hammer to take the rock out down to a better depth. I'm kind of disappointed we can't finish now but he assured me it will get done and will be awesome.

Top
#488508 - 04/12/18 07:46 PM Re: My new pond [Re: Johnson]
Johnson Offline


Registered: 04/11/18
Posts: 4
Loc: New York
Here's a pic


Attachments
t1rsz_img_20180412_110923101.jpg (295 downloads)


Top
#488509 - 04/12/18 07:53 PM Re: My new pond [Re: Johnson]
Johnson Offline


Registered: 04/11/18
Posts: 4
Loc: New York
Another


Attachments
rsz_img_20180412_171401997.jpg (239 downloads)


Top
#488538 - 04/13/18 09:53 AM Re: My new pond [Re: Johnson]
Dam'dWaters Offline


Registered: 10/05/17
Posts: 101
Loc: Iowa
Welcome to the forum. Great info from some very knowledgable folks will be coming your way on your project.

I'm not a builder myself, but I don't think you'll get many recommendations to start disturbing a lot of rock to build your pond. Where there's rock....there's greater possibilities for leaks. Where there's fractured bedrock (kinda sounds like what you've described) the chances increase many times over. If possible, have your builder wait for some input from the builders here at pond boss.

I don't have a real deep pond because we stumbled across fragments of rock at about 8 ft and weren't sure what we'd find if we kept going. I have a shallow pond (4'-9') that doesn't leak which I can live with. What I couldn't live with is a deeper pond that does leak.

Best of luck. Keep the build pics coming.
_________________________
J Waters
Dam'd Waters Farm
2/3 ac dam'd stream pond
BG, HBG, RES, LMB, YP

Top
#488571 - 04/13/18 09:46 PM Re: My new pond [Re: Johnson]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
Moderator
Lunker

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 13734
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Hope it works out for you
_________________________
It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

Top
#498260 - 11/01/18 10:34 PM Re: My new pond [Re: Johnson]
robjones Offline


Registered: 10/29/18
Posts: 36
Loc: Alabama
Welcome to the surface lurker!

Better if all is sorted out before you start your project.

Top

Today's Birthdays
BriBrian
Recent Posts
Dock Float Replacement
by 2Old2Soon
51 minutes 16 seconds ago
Managing YP for Max Eating Size Fish, Not Trophies
by ewest
Today at 04:25 PM
Pond Fly Fishing
by ewest
Today at 04:17 PM
YOY cover
by FireIsHot
Today at 03:46 PM
Spawn in TExas
by FireIsHot
Today at 03:31 PM
Bing’s birthday
by teehjaeh57
Today at 02:39 PM
troubleshooting an aeration system
by Bill Cody
Today at 01:50 PM
Raising Black Soldier Fly Larva
by canyoncreek
Today at 01:07 PM
Drone footage of pond build - Livingston Co., MO
by s252101
Today at 10:50 AM
My pond full of outcast
by bigpullerman
Today at 07:56 AM
Newly Uploaded Images
Getting the Wood Puck houses done
Coon Pond Photos
Pond dig 3
Pond dig 2
Pond site
Pond dig

© 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide