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Old 14-03-2003, 06:20 PM
John Rutz
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Default Pond Newbie need urgent help!!!

Bonnie Espenshade wrote:
John wrote:

To all ponders:
I have read pond FAQ 3 times (very very useful info),
and built my first pond 5500-6000 gallons (EPDM liner), I am having
some problems and questions:
1) my pond is not leveled!!!! (i did not notice that
until I fill the 90% of water) , the lowest end is 5 inchs lower than
the higher end, first I put soil underearth the liner edge, but the
soil was too soft, then I put some 2x4 2x6 wood, bricks, that got it
almost leveled, but I am worry about the long term effect on the
liner, because the 4 inches of water is supported by wood and bricks
under the liner, is there a better way to handle this situation or is
this the only way to do it? (I do not want to pump the water out
now,it will take forever! plus I want to see fish swim in the pond

I had tjo do that w my first pond--- used treatyed timbers no probs w
the liner best is to bring in dirt and level that way if having liner
showing is objectionable
John Rutz

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