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o2284200 05-16-2013 12:53 PM

How do I fill in a Koi Pond?
 
This Koi pond sans Koi is now home to way too many frogs, lizards, snakes, etc and is just too high maintenance. It's solid rock with a water feature inbedded in concrete and has a black lining to hold the water in the pond.

The pumps don't work; previous owner says he went through about 4-5 pumps so it's basically just sitting water and with rainy/hurricane season knocking on the door, I'd rather not deal with it as a pond.

How would you go about filling this pond in and making some kind of a dry pond, pond-less waterfall or a planter, while keeping the bridge and moving the plant life from around it to perhaps...in it?

Thanks!

http://imageshack.us/a/img94/4115/koipond.jpg

elbo 05-16-2013 02:09 PM

what a shame, it really is nice looking, but if you are determined to keep it free of water, then I would bust out some holes in the bottom an puncture the liner. then fill it with pea gravel

nealtw 05-16-2013 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elbo (Post 87064)
what a shame, it really is nice looking, but if you are determined to keep it free of water, then I would bust out some holes in the bottom an puncture the liner. then fill it with pea gravel

That may not work if the water table is to high.

CallMeVilla 05-16-2013 05:05 PM

Puncture the bottom, let it drain to its natural level. Remove all liner possible. Backfill with dirt only (mixed with some rock is OK). Add bubbler and spray irrigation piping for replanting. Replant with flowers, shrubs, etc. Buy a nice salmon dinner to celebrate the bygone fish.

:D

Thomas529 06-09-2013 04:54 PM

In South Florida, that could be the water table!


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