Moving, instructions for new homeowner

harleysilo(7 Roswell,GA)May 8, 2006

Well, the time has come and we are moving. Some here will remember my pond and here is a photo to refresh your memory...


So, it was originally built by me for our dogs. I layered the entire bottom and sides with stones and flagstone layed/adhered with black pond foam.

It does not had a bottom drain, which is the biggest drawback, it does however support up to 10 goldfish just fine with a homemaid filter and cheap home depot pump.

It is fine for goldfish, but the new owners want to put Koi in it. It is 9 ft long, about 5 ft. wide and almost 3 ft. deep in the far end. It's in full shade, so alge was never a problem. To sell the house I converted it back to a dog pond i.e I cholorinate it ever so often.

I'm posting this for suggestions as to what to write and leave as a note/instructions to the new owners. They are a single father with an 8 yr. old daughter. I haven't met them, but imagine the girl is the one interetested in teh pond...

So, any suggestions are welcome....

I will of course direct her to go here for the wealth of information, experience and advice everyone provides....

FYI I have no future plans for another pond at this point.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

A retro fit bottom drain will work just fine attached to a skippy filter that functions as a waterfall. Running both the homemade filter and a skippy will be ok and much better for koi anyhow. Leave them this website and the website for the skippy filters

    Bookmark   May 9, 2006 at 10:46AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Silicone brand - does it matter?
Hi all! So I'm currently repairing my first pathetic...
Dressing and coping a formal pond
Is there any general advice for how to dress the interior...
ysrgrathe PA 6b
Free mosquito fish (Gambusia) in FL?
Does any one know if you can get free mosquito fish(Gambusia)...
Snake is eating my frog--Help!!
I looked out my second floor window and saw some movement...
betta anger issues
Hi guys. I have 3 bettas 1 male 2 female. The male...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™