the worst thing that could happen-happened.
Memorial weekend (2000) I had a couple of hours to
do some minor adjustments to the edge of my pond But
due to an unexpected puncher in the flexible liner two
feet below the water line my weekend and the week following were
an image for a full size view)
and foremost what do you do when you have an unrepairable puncher nearly
two feet below the waterline ?
- Answer, you break out the sledgehammer
break the concrete skirt that surrounds the pond.
you can install a new liner. As
a plus it now has a black concrete skirt imbedded with river rock.
do you do with nearly 500 gallons of water, that you will need to reuse?
clean everything in the house that will hold water-I.E. recycling bins-trash
was going to use the bath tub but, I knew I was going to need at least one
this job was done. Not to mention the shower is upstairs and obviously the pond
is down stairs.
on the plus side this little adventure did give me the opportunity to
some improvements to the pond in general. I was able to make some edge
and extend the length from Nine feet to just over Eleven, increasing the depth
inches. which all told increased the total water volume from about Five
just over Seven hundred and Fifty gallons , My fish seem to be more
with their new environment. I would like to add that I did not lose
or plant throughout this entire ordeal.
is a free tip, if you ever have to move large fish, be careful I was well aware
Koi don't like to be netted but, they will not tolerate a pail
their head gently covered -you chase them, get them in a pail,
without preventing it they will shoot right out.
would be surprised
how far fish fly.
the arrow & go to the next page
below to return to my home