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Hi

Planning on constructing a new pond with a friend at his new house. Basic
plan is 6000ts, concrete lined with a bottom drain. Edges will be raised
60cm or so.

Can anyone advise on any good sites etc with instructions on what's needed
for the botton drain & some installation and construction guidelines?

We're pretty sure we know what we're doing but would like some information
to make sure!

Thanks



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Rock Beer wrote:
Hi

Planning on constructing a new pond with a friend at his new house. Basic
plan is 6000ts, concrete lined with a bottom drain. Edges will be raised
60cm or so.

Can anyone advise on any good sites etc with instructions on what's needed
for the botton drain & some installation and construction guidelines?

We're pretty sure we know what we're doing but would like some information
to make sure!



I think this is asking for trouble and way more expensive than a simple
pump for when/if you need to drain the pond.

Is there a particular reason you can't use a pump, or why you need to
drain the pond at all, as ideally you need the water to stay there to
maintain a good natural balance.

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Rock Beer wrote:
Hi

Planning on constructing a new pond with a friend at his new house.

Basic
plan is 6000ts, concrete lined with a bottom drain. Edges will be raised
60cm or so.

Can anyone advise on any good sites etc with instructions on what's

needed
for the botton drain & some installation and construction guidelines?

We're pretty sure we know what we're doing but would like some

information
to make sure!



I think this is asking for trouble and way more expensive than a simple
pump for when/if you need to drain the pond.

Is there a particular reason you can't use a pump, or why you need to
drain the pond at all, as ideally you need the water to stay there to
maintain a good natural balance.

--


Sorry, should have made myself clearer!

The bottom drain will run to a pump and bio-filter in a chamber next to the
pond - the "drain" is not for draining the water



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Rock Beer wrote:
"Pete Thomas" wrote in message
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Rock Beer wrote:
Hi

Planning on constructing a new pond with a friend at his new
house.

Basic
plan is 6000ts, concrete lined with a bottom drain. Edges will be
raised 60cm or so.

Can anyone advise on any good sites etc with instructions on
what's

needed
for the botton drain & some installation and construction
guidelines?

We're pretty sure we know what we're doing but would like some

information
to make sure!


I think this is asking for trouble and way more expensive than a
simple pump for when/if you need to drain the pond.

Is there a particular reason you can't use a pump, or why you need
to drain the pond at all, as ideally you need the water to stay
there to maintain a good natural balance.

--


Sorry, should have made myself clearer!

The bottom drain will run to a pump and bio-filter in a chamber next
to the pond - the "drain" is not for draining the water


Aha I see. Still a lot more complicated than a gravity or pressure
filter so I would advise against it unless you really really have to.


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Can anyone advise on any good sites etc with instructions on
what's needed for the botton drain & some installation and construction
guidelines?


If you check out my website you can find info on bottom drains and how we
did it. Click on *Lily Pond* and you'll see the bottom drain. As far as the
filter it goes to, it is under *My Filter* and *Demo Pond Filter*. There
are bigger bottom drains, you might need 2 for 6,000 (gallons?). ~ jan
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