pond Portfolio xvi

greg's Pond, east york, 2010

Background
This project was started by another individual but was not going as planned so we took over the job. The first thing I recommend was to tie the pond into the existing flagstone garden wall. This made a huge improvement in my opinion

The pond is small - about 6 x 3 and 3 feet deep, it houses 3 goldfish. We board Greg's fish for the Winter months. I plan to get some updated photographs this Summer. With the low fish load and large number of plants, the pond stays quite clean with minimal maintenance

Equipment
small submersible pump w/pre filter
lynn's Pond, port credit, 2011

Background
This was a massive undertaking. We constructed Lynn's original pond in Mississauga back in 1999. We had to move the fish first and setup temporary quarters to house them. The pond is 20 x 10+ and over 7 feet deep

We had some water issues [being close to Lake Ontario] and had to install a french drain. The pond of course has a 4 inch bottom drain feeding a Wlim 36" vortex. There is also a bead filter, skimmer and rotating media filter. 2 pumps run the system and give an effective flow rate of about 7K/hr. The stone chosen was limestone

Equipment
4" bottom drain | 36" vortex | Dolphin 4700 | Delta UV ep10 | 1/3 Performance Pro Pump | Aquadyne 2.2 BHE | Large Savio Skimmer | EasyPro 10 Aerator
chris's Pond, markham, 2011

Background
We started this job in the Fall and it was another rebuild with heavy stone to be removed. The key improvements to be made were to include a bottom drain and make the pond deeper. It is L shaped, about 12 feet long and 8 at the widest point. We made in another 2.5 - 3 feet deep

Because we couldn't cut back any further for a concrete collar, we used I.C.F.'s [insulated concrete forms] to retain the concrete. We installed 1 jet, 1 airline and 4" bottom drain. We also installed an above ground filter behind the waterfalls

Equipment
36" WLim Vortex | Dolphin 4700 | EasyPro Aerator 6 | 55 gallon above ground filter