After an initial consultation with the client to determine just exactly what she is looking for, I often put together a landscape design which includes the requested water feature. Once we determine where the best "show" will be and the scope of the project we begin by excavating the pond. In the Tri-county area ordinance codes prohibit backyard ponds from being any deeper than 24". If the client requests the pond to be deeper than 24" I must explain the ordinance and remind that by law their pond would be considered a pool and be required to be fenced."Note: this does not apply to natural ponds"
Once the pond is excavated we put down a geotextile protective barrier. Then we install a .45mil EPDM fish safe liner. We install a mechanical skimmer and biological filter system. We use various sized stone to completely cover the liner in the pond. We use the largest stone we can handle, while covering the liner 100%. Our goal is to make your water feature as naturally looking as possible. We use long lasting, top of the line, powerful submersible pumps. We use heavy duty flexible PVC piping. We bring in 2-3' boulders, granite rockery, cobblestone, flagstone, stone slabs, 12-18" boulders and pond gravel. We attach automatic water filling systems to reduce maintenance as well as overflow fittings for those heavy rain events. We conceal all components so that to the casual observer this water feature has always been there.
If you are interested in a private consultation to consider a water feature on your property please call our office and set up an appointment.