March 16


Backyard Pond Rebuild

By Gregg Sawyer

March 16, 2021

This pond was originally installed (Bar X, Subdivision - Cheyenne, WY) by us back in 2002, just a few years after we got started in the pond business.  After twelve years of loving their pond, the homeowners wanted an upgrade.  Overgrown plants and upkeep were becoming more of a problem every summer.  So, an improved filtration system was on top of the list.

Not to mention, we were going to make it bigger and better!

 Backyard Pond & Waterfall Material List:
  1. (2) Pond Pump TT9000 gph
  2. Pond Liner: 30 x 60 45ml EPDM pond liner
  3. Flex PVC: 100' of PVC Flex Pipe
  4. Pond Underlayment: 30 x 60 Geotextile Underlayment
  5. Pump Vault: Aquascape Pondless Waterfall Vault
  6. Pond Skimmer: (1000 Aquascape Series Pond Skimmer)
  7. (2) Waterfall Spillways: Aquascape Waterfall Spillway
  8. Granite Boulders: 50 ton
  9. Cobble: 15 ton
  10. 1" Gravel: 15 ton
  11. 3 pallets of Arizona Buff Flagstone & tread steppers

(above) Overgrown with irises and cattails, the original pond was hard to see anymore!

(below) Catching the Koi to place them in their temporary home!

Removing all of the rock and sludge from the old pond.  The gazebo, which we also built back in 2002, will only be getting a mild modification that will allow for better viewing of the koi.

The pond is filled in with new, fresh topsoil.  Primarily so we could re-shape the pond, but also for access to construct the new bigger and higher main waterfall.

Below: A good height comparison of the main waterfall drop.  We had to start building the waterfall first, since there would not be any access once the pond was built.

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