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PostPosted: 2003.06.20(Fri)18:42    Post subject: Pond standing water? Reply with quote

I was thinking about putting a pond out in my field, but the spot I have in mind tends to have standing water. If I raise the liner a little above ground level will standing water still be a problem? If I don't raise it will it be a problem?
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PostPosted: 2003.06.20(Fri)19:53    Post subject: runnoff is bad Reply with quote

I've read that runoff is a bad thing, too much dirt will wash in, bringing pollution, leaves, etc.
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PostPosted: 2003.07.02(Wed)11:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you had done a bit of research, your answer would have came a little quicker.

To prevent runoff, the best place to put a pond is ontop of a small hill, so no runoff gets into it.

Raising the liner above ground level would be fine if you have a pond that has been premaid(think plastic "peanut" pond).

Course, it'd be much easier and look better in the end the first way.
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PostPosted: 2003.07.02(Wed)14:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, if their is a substantial amount of standing water, you could end up with a liner that is basically floating above another pool of water underneath it. The best way to remedy this is to place a sump pump under the pond that automatically pumps out excess water, but that's a lot of work. Your best option is to either put the pond on the hill or ditch your plan.
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