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Old 29-05-2006, 01:51 PM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
Naomi
 
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In the UK ( South East) we have a drought situation. It occurred to me that
a minimum of pipework would be required in order to direct the rainwater
downpipe from next door's garage roof, which currently drains harmlessly
into my garden, such that it would drain into my 13 x 10 foot pond.
Nothing exotic in it, just goldfish, frogs and their tadpoles. Pond is
about 8 years old.

It seems far easier to fill the pond in this way. I appreciate that in heavy
rain it would certainly overflow back into the garden. Any problems I
should look out for? Part of the reason is to avoid using tapwater,
which I read is not perhaps the best for the pond. Any advice
appreciated.


Nao



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Old 31-05-2006, 07:03 AM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
David Sim
 
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Hi Naomi

It sounds simple but you've no idea what the rain water's mixing with on the
garage roof prior to draining into your pond - i.e. metals, felt lining or
asbestos etc...

I'd drain into a barrel first & then test the water before putting it into
the pond

David

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In the UK ( South East) we have a drought situation. It occurred to me
that a minimum of pipework would be required in order to direct the
rainwater downpipe from next door's garage roof, which currently drains
harmlessly into my garden, such that it would drain into my 13 x 10 foot
pond. Nothing exotic in it, just goldfish, frogs and their tadpoles.
Pond is about 8 years old.

It seems far easier to fill the pond in this way. I appreciate that in
heavy rain it would certainly overflow back into the garden. Any
problems I should look out for? Part of the reason is to avoid using
tapwater, which I read is not perhaps the best for the pond. Any
advice appreciated.


Nao





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