Tom of Acorn has been attending conferences and pond builds every year since 2004 and "this was one of the best" says Tom. The pond was part of a backyard renovation is 30'x60' and 6' deep with a 75' stream, 15,000 gallon reservoir to capture rainwater and has a 15'x20' wetland filter and bottom up-flow system to keep the water crystal clear. Aquabloks and a 4” drain were installed under the pond as part of an Infrastructure that will protect the pond for years to come.
Also included in the design of this beautiful natural stone water garden/swimming pond were multiple waterfalls with diving rocks, led lighting system, a bubbling boulder, skim cove or intake bay with external pumping system as well as hardscaping and plantings.
Pond Construction Material Information & Specs
- More than 200,000 tons of rock were used.
- Water storage chamber can store up to 9 inches of water before discharging to street.
- 2 recirculating pumps totaling 30,000 GPH.
- Water is forced through gaps in the flagstone (on pond bottom) to create jets.
Construction Of The Pond