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smudge

YKS club member
"Building new pond " 9:39am Sunday 25th Apr
joined: 3rd Mar 21
last here: 4:55pm Today
posts: 7
from: Hull

I have started bullying my new pond. I have a few questions for members. As still undecided on a few things. Any suggestions at this early stage would be helpful.
Is it cost effective to fibreglass the pond myself or go for a box liner?
And where is the best place to get fittings for filters and bottom drain ect.
I am planning for the pond to have above 3000 gallons ish.
Was thinking of getting a nexus filter but not sure which one would be best.
Will be having a skimmer and two returns, one low level and other higher.
Have more questions. But this is all for now.
Looking forward to meeting members when the current situation gets resolved
Smudge

14TB

YKS club member
"RE: Building new pond" 12:31pm Sunday 25th Apr


joined: 6th Mar 10
last here: 11:52pm Today
posts: 7040
from: SOUTH YORKS

Hi Roger,
Won't be long before we are able to visit people ponds on club visits and you will be able to see and get ideas from others.
The more ponds you visit the and talk to the owners the better, they will often say that they wished they had done this or that learn from their wish lists.

Lots of people do fibreglass their own ponds think there are lots of you tube videos of how to do so ,there are also several reliable reasonably priced professionals .

Most people want a drum filter as their first piece of filtration whatever other filtration they have.

Where are you based perhaps local members would allow you to visit their ponds socially distant.

Hopefully other members will respond.




Tony




PLEASE STAY SAFE, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
RoyH

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"RE: Building new pond" 12:37pm Sunday 25th Apr


joined: 10th Oct 02
last here: 5:24pm Today
posts: 23002
from: york

Hi Roger, i had a box welded liner & after several years it split at the welded seem along the bottom side so having had to start again i wasn't going to have that heartache again so i got a professional in & had the new pond fibre glassed. the choice is yours


if you forget your history, you will repeat your mistakes, RoyH


smudge

YKS club member
"RE: Building new pond" 4:21pm Monday 26th Apr
joined: 3rd Mar 21
last here: 4:55pm Today
posts: 7
from: Hull

Thanks Tony and the rest for your replies. I would love to call round and visit some of the members ponds. And pick up more ideas. I live in Hull and would willingly travel a bit to visit any members how would be willing to let me look at there ponds and have a chat.
Smudge
doscofish

YKS club member
"RE: Building new pond" 7:14am Tuesday 27th Apr
joined: 25th Oct 15
last here: 7:17am Wednesday 28th Apr
posts: 88
from: York

I'm in York, not too far, if you want to come over and gave look , chat would look forward to meeting you Pete
smudge

YKS club member
"RE: Building new pond" 1:07pm Tuesday 27th Apr
joined: 3rd Mar 21
last here: 4:55pm Today
posts: 7
from: Hull

Can you contact me on email and we can sort out date and time
Cheers
doscofish

YKS club member
"RE: Building new pond" 7:15am Tuesday 27th Apr
joined: 25th Oct 15
last here: 7:17am Wednesday 28th Apr
posts: 88
from: York

I'm in York, not too far, if you want to come over and gave look , chat would look forward to meeting you Pete
smudge

YKS club member
"RE: Building new pond" 4:36pm Saturday 1st May
joined: 3rd Mar 21
last here: 4:55pm Today
posts: 7
from: Hull

Thanks again Peter for taking the time to speak to me. And giving me lots of useful advice and tips.
Cheers Roger
koimasters

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"RE: Building new pond" 7:36pm Tuesday 4th May
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Mick1912

YKS club member
"RE: Building new pond" 8:35pm Sunday 25th Apr


joined: 8th Oct 14
last here: 10:15pm Saturday 8th May
posts: 184
from: North Notts

Hi..
Tony is right, look at lots of ponds and that will help you loads.

big h"RE: Building new pond" 6:04pm Saturday 1st May
joined: 1st Oct 06
last here: 6:04pm Saturday 1st May
posts: 1501
from: howden

If youre ever going by Howden you can call in.Just pm me first.My set up is very easy to explain Cheers
smudge

YKS club member
"RE: Building new pond" 4:16pm Monday 3rd May
joined: 3rd Mar 21
last here: 4:55pm Today
posts: 7
from: Hull

Thanks again Paul. For taking time to talk to me a pass on you knowledge. You and Peter have both given me lots to think about.
Cheers
Roger



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