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Old 07-03-2011, 06:31 PM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
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Downsizing from our big 5-bedroom house to one without stairs and lots
of grass. One we are looking at has a largish (20'x12')"koi" pond with
waterfall. Looks professionally made and was operating yesterday. The
water was a very dark green and opaque and I couldn't see the bottom.
Since I am now 70 (good health) but with a cranky knee, am I asking for
trouble? I have yearned for a pond for a number of years, but since
this move is mostly motivated by the desire for less maintenance and
physical labor, I'm worried.

I live in the Phoenix area so cold is not the problem, heat is. The
entire pond is covered by a lanai with sun screening.

Chip

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Old 08-03-2011, 01:05 PM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
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Chip,

The major labor in caring for a pond is cleaning the pond, managing
the filter system and maintaining the water level. What is the
cleaning process? Do you know how the filter is set up for the pond?
Is there a veggie filter with the waterfall? How does it maintain
water level?

Jim

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Old 11-03-2011, 11:11 PM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
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On 3/7/2011 12:31 PM, Chip Wood wrote:
Downsizing from our big 5-bedroom house to one without stairs and lots
of grass. One we are looking at has a largish (20'x12')"koi" pond with
waterfall. Looks professionally made and was operating yesterday. The
water was a very dark green and opaque and I couldn't see the bottom.
Since I am now 70 (good health) but with a cranky knee, am I asking for
trouble? I have yearned for a pond for a number of years, but since this
move is mostly motivated by the desire for less maintenance and physical
labor, I'm worried.

I live in the Phoenix area so cold is not the problem, heat is. The
entire pond is covered by a lanai with sun screening.

Chip

My pond is about that size. How deep is it? Mine is right at 3,000
gallons. I'm sure you can have it back in shape in no time.

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Old 17-03-2011, 12:39 PM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
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Hey Chip (Southern greeting equivalent to 'Hi Chip')

Have you learned anything more about the pond? Any pics?

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Old 17-03-2011, 06:50 PM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
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On 3/17/2011 5:39 AM, Phyllis and Jim wrote:
Hey Chip (Southern greeting equivalent to 'Hi Chip')

Have you learned anything more about the pond? Any pics?

We may not buy that house now, because of changed circumstances. Will
get back when plans firm up more.

Chip

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Old 08-11-2011, 11:15 PM
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Downsizing from our big 5-bedroom house to one without stairs and lots
of grass. One we are looking at has a largish (20'x12')"koi" pond with
waterfall. Looks professionally made and was operating yesterday. The
water was a very dark green and opaque and I couldn't see the bottom.
Since I am now 70 (good health) but with a cranky knee, am I asking for
trouble? I have yearned for a pond for a number of years, but since
this move is mostly motivated by the desire for less maintenance and
physical labor, I'm worried.

I live in the Phoenix area so cold is not the problem, heat is. The
entire pond is covered by a lanai with sun screening.

Chip
Oh I doubt you might need to raise your pace above a leisurely dawdle, to keep up with a koi pond. The exercise might be good, even

Some knee pads, a variety of convenient tools on long poles will cut down on the stooping chores. Something to snip and pick off weeds, a hooky tool to tug plants or tubs.

A deck chair might be compulsory, for those days when you would rather bring down your blood pressure

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Hi dear !!
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