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rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2003
2:45 AM

Post #651548

I work as an electrician,I was digging ditch to wire houses,now I wire new and remodeled homes,the guys I work with said they were starting a new company,building ponds.

Did you hear my ears perk?
Gotta check this out!!

Here is what I see as I walk in the backyard,this is my friends,on their second job.

Backyard.

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rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2003
2:47 AM

Post #651550

This is Bo,he has come up with the rock molding forms.





Bo.

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rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2003
2:49 AM

Post #651552

This is a fun thing he came up with,fish molded in.








Concrete fish,LOL!they don't eat!

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rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2003
2:51 AM

Post #651554

Bo cutting the shapes in.

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rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2003
2:52 AM

Post #651557

From the hill.

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justmeLisa
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2003
1:14 PM

Post #651937

hey Root, I think your friend is on to something there...
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


September 19, 2003
1:34 AM

Post #653856

Wow! They're doing all that with concrete? Looks like quite a job! Make sure you post pictures of the finished project. It looks like it will be gorgeous.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

September 19, 2003
3:36 AM

Post #654005

Looks like it's going to be really nice.
toadlily
Grandview, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2003
4:22 AM

Post #654036

Wow! That's really something. Can't wait to see the finished project.

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2003
4:43 AM

Post #654051

Wait till you see what I dreamed up for my backyard,I have the picture in my head,once it is there,it bugs me till it is reality.
datdog
Medford, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2003
12:36 PM

Post #654193

Do I see concrete? Now this is right up my alley! Thanks for posting the pictures. I love the fake fish! TOOOO cute.
Darn root I need a electrician in a bad way. Any chance your heading my way?

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2003
12:12 AM

Post #654761

Yep good ole Crete!!!,I will put more pics up when they get it done,I am already thinking about mine!One fall or two?under water lights?LOL,it is gonna be big.

Wish I could come up and do some wiring for you,it was record low cold here last night,has me thinking of potting stuff up,where did summer go??
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

September 20, 2003
12:55 AM

Post #654809

Root, say it ain't so...Gonna yuppify da garden with underwater lites...scheesch ;~D
xvMercy
Independence, MO
(Zone 5a)

September 20, 2003
11:32 PM

Post #655612

Awesome... I cant wait to see it done...and this guy is in my area...Oh please stop me before i get into yet another project.
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

September 21, 2003
1:26 AM

Post #655748

Heh! heh! Heh!... Mercy,Welcome to Your Addiction :~P
have fun girlfriend...
...Uh-Oh...I think I feel another coming on.hmmmmmm..tufa???
shirley >^,,^< SB

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


September 21, 2003
3:19 AM

Post #655894

That is really great Root! Can't wiat to see it finished.

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 27, 2003
7:21 PM

Post #662772

Went over this morning,the stone is colored,and they are filling the pool.

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Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

September 27, 2003
7:35 PM

Post #662821

Oh my gosh, I want one of those!! Beautiful.
Brugmania
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 27, 2003
7:42 PM

Post #662830

Beautiful work!

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 27, 2003
7:46 PM

Post #662834

Shirley,you just may get on!LOL!
Hey John where you been??Sure glad to hear from you,you have mail!
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

September 27, 2003
7:46 PM

Post #662835

Any Idea what the cost comparison will be???? Is this one theirs or a customers? Also,IIMBSB...is that real h2o???
All Kidding aside that is really something,when are you getting yours installed rootdoctor?
SB

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2003
12:14 AM

Post #662970

Is that all fake stone or are some real ones in there too?

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 28, 2003
12:29 AM

Post #662979

He uses some rocks,like on this job,the home owner had landscaped some with rock,Bo just tied them in.

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rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 28, 2003
12:30 AM

Post #662980

Different view

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rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 28, 2003
12:31 AM

Post #662981

Finished pond

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crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2003
2:04 AM

Post #663066

Breathtaking!
heather_v
Lenexa, KS
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2003
8:10 PM

Post #664704

rootdoctor, when you told me about this thread, I just knew I'd be in trouble if I took a peek... guess what I'll be showing DH when he gets home tonight :) All I can say is, "Wow, I want one, too!!!"

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2003
12:56 AM

Post #664987

Heather,it was so great to meet you!sure had fun yacking plants,DW Monica loves the Angelwing!
heather_v
Lenexa, KS
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2003
4:30 PM

Post #666785

Likewise, root! Glad she likes it, and if you have any trouble with those starts, just let me know, and I'll get her more. I'll get you all hooked on those Angelwings yet!
langbr
Olathe, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2004
2:00 PM

Post #944057

Root -- I noticed that in this and the other thread several people asked about the cost to do one of these...any idea? Have you started your pond? Pics? Cost?

This just might be the thing I need...do you have contact info for Bo?
delphiniumdiva
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 8a)

July 9, 2004
2:07 PM

Post #944070

I want more pics of Bo! (whistle) He's just the thing I need!

(sorry couldn't resist!)

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 9, 2004
2:18 PM

Post #944084

Brenda.I do have his card.
langbr
Olathe, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2004
2:19 PM

Post #944086

You gonna have that KC shindig still this year? I'll get a copy of his card then if so. If not can you email his contact info. Is he pricey??
Dravencat
Edgewater, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2004
2:23 PM

Post #944092

I agree with delph, are there any bending over oops I mean close ups or other shirt off pics?
If this was too graphic let me know and Ill edit.
Brinda
Yukon, OK
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2004
3:47 AM

Post #944975

Not too graphic for me !!! LOL I'm just sitting here waiting on the 'pics'! Yeah! I'll take 2 please!

AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

July 10, 2004
5:44 AM

Post #945109

Rootdoc...we have a large Koi pond yet to be poured...

Wanna come to Hawaii...room and board...you create?

WOW
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 30, 2011
2:43 PM

Post #8597473

*bump* ☺
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2011
9:17 AM

Post #8599230

Did Root ever get his pond?

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 16, 2013
1:45 PM

Post #9486261

No pond,I mayed up north by a BIG pond.

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