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Backyard Pond Progress Pix - Update
VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5772
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-07-09 7:37 pm   Permalink

Looks fabulous and the sand around outside was a brilliant idea....it looks very beachy.
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pariartspaul
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Joined: Dec 20, 2003
Posts: 156
From: Martiniland, California
Posted: 2014-05-05 08:17 am   Permalink

Aloha everyone! I haven't been here in a long long time but I thought I'd post a few new pictures of the pond seven years later! It's held up great over the years. I just upgraded the equipment to a proper "in-ground" mega pump and filter and I tell you, those waterfalls are gushing like never before!

The old original waterfall pump finally died last fall so I upgraded everything.


I'm very happy with this pond and it's been the focal point of the yard for all these years now. So if you ever consider building one, I'd definitely recommend it! Everyone loves it. My only regret... I would have made it a little bigger! LOL.


 
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Gwen
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Joined: Mar 20, 2013
Posts: 69
From: Northern California
Posted: 2014-05-05 08:25 am   Permalink

It looks absolutely great!! I am much impressed by your lava texture. Is there a thread anywhere here where you discuss the specifics of how you did that?

 
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pariartspaul
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Joined: Dec 20, 2003
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From: Martiniland, California
Posted: 2014-05-05 08:30 am   Permalink

Hey Gwen, this is the thread that shows pictures of the construction. Scroll back to page one and read through it. For the actual lava texture, I made a mixture of mortar mix, concrete and a little lime smoothed onto metal lathe. One the first coat was set up, I scooped on the second coat and that's the coat I textured. I used a rough broom to stamp in an overall texture, then came back in with sticks to poke/carve in bigger holes. I sculpted the underlying rough shapes with a trowel. It was fun but a lot of work. Ultimately very worth the effort though.

 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
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Posted: 2014-05-05 08:45 am   Permalink

Somehow I miss this the first time around. I really enjoyed going back to see all of your photos. What a beautiful place to hang out. Being able to sit on the edge is over the top wonderful. I want to put my feet in there too. Wendy
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Gwen
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Joined: Mar 20, 2013
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From: Northern California
Posted: 2014-05-05 12:12 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Paul!


 
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Lucky Star Tiki Bar
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Joined: Nov 23, 2013
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Posted: 9 days ago; 1:29 pm   Permalink

Wowo that is amazing. You did a great job. Now I want to build something like that next to my tiki bar. Thanks for the great idea


 
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Lucky Star Tiki Bar
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Joined: Nov 23, 2013
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Posted: 9 days ago; 4:02 pm   Permalink

It should be known that I just showed this post to my wife. She likes the idea. We may start building in the spring. Did you have any idea how to do this? Where did you get the knowledge for this kind of build. I am just learning about using cement on a completely different hobby (Garden Railroading) Any good books you can steer me too? thanks

 
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