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building a pond with gravel/sandy soil???

Posted by chiroken 7b (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 28, 13 at 9:57

Hello everyone, first time poster.

We are looking to build a pond with above grade waterfall and the soil is quite gravelly and sandy. I'm not sure how I will be able to shape the side walls without everything just caving in all the time. What options to I have other than going to concrete construction? I was planning on using a pond liner.

I've seen photos of ponds using 2x12 boards to shape the interior but what happens when they rot in a few years? Also is fairly limiting to straight lines (my wife loves "curves" to everything!).

Any suggestions appreciated.


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RE: building a pond with gravel/sandy soil???

You could use a series of retaining walls to create terraces.

RE: building a pond with gravel/sandy soil???

i had a similar problem along with seepage as I went below two feet. I used a 2x4 frame work put the liner inside of that, filled the gaps with the sand as I filled it with water. The frame rots but the weight of the water holds it in place anyway I made an "L" shape . Have no idea what to use for curves lol gary

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