Skippy Construction - Photo heavy
Well, we (this means my very patient BF did most of the work while I "helped")finally finished the Skippy Filter. Seemed to take forever (most of the Memorial Day holiday) however a good part of that was all the trips to Lowe's.
Here is the finished Skippy. I am going to wait to see if there are any leaks or other problems before I pondscape it. It's not pretty, but it appears to be working well.
Here's the process we followed:
Drilling holes for outflow to stream and bottom drain:
Making silicone gaskets for above holes:
Gluing elbow to bottom drain:
Outflow and bottom drain extensions glued on:
Bottom grate cut to fit with inflow from pump assembled:
Shut-off valve added to bottom drain extension. Filling to test for leaks. I am using a clorine filter:
OOPS! Silicone gaskets didn't totally work, so we are switching to Marine Epoxy, which did work:
Flat A/C filters lying on bottom grate:
Bags of scrubbies. They didn't fill the area so I got one more A/C filter and cut it up into pieces to wedge around the bags:
And that takes us back to the first picture which is the finished Skippy. As you can see from the green water, which I have had for 2 years, I really need the skippy. I am going to take pictures to record the improvement in clarity.