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Saluda, SC (Zone 8a)
|The fish pond right outside my kitchen door was dug about 75 years ago, best we can figure.
In the 25 years I have lived here (1) I fiberglassed a shell over the concrete that leak like a sieve, (2) put a liner over the fiberglass shell when it bit the dust (rather, started leaking water).
After 6 years of kids throwing rocks against tis lining it needed replacing; the plant growth certainly needed thinning!
Folks, I am 70 years old, and figured I had better take the easy route and try to seal the leaks with patches----didn't work.
Okay, d...it, I'll just redo the pond!
I completely remodeled the design to add plant shelves that it never had; then covered with a rubber skin.
Taking out the growth was the hardest part and I did it ALL BY MYSELF---NO HELP. I am so pleased with the result.
This first photo is of the pond as it was before I started wrecking it. Will post results of my efforts next post.
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