Create a terrace pond


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Who can afford it from the plot size, should not miss the element of water. It does not have to be a huge pond in the garden, a water basin can also be directly adjacent to the terrace. The cool wet, combined with the gentle lapping of a spring stone, just does well and relaxed. Step by step, we show you in our picture gallery how our artisanal readers have created their own terrace pond. The result is impressive - 80 centimeters deep, with soda stone, water overflow and an adjoining raised bed. Meanwhile, everything is grown, nicely decorated, and in the clear water cavort the goldfish.

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Create a terrace pond

Create a terrace pond: pond

Right next to the terrace was excavated in autumn the 2.4 by 2.4 meters large and 80 inches deep pit with the spade. Actually, the pond should be larger. But when you unexpectedly came upon a drain when digging, the terrace was simply extended laterally by a narrow strip. In a shaft there are - elegantly hidden - filters, hoses and all electrical connections

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Concrete curbs form the foundation of the pond basin

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With sand-lime bricks the square basin was built in the following spring

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Overflow basin, raised bed and the filter shaft are clearly visible on the right in the picture. The old trough on the wall was initially intended as a feed basin, but then came the idea of ​​porphyry stones to build a small basin (next photo). With three centimeters thick porphyry breakage plates and special cement for natural stones, the white sand-lime stones of the pond basin were disguised

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From the water pump, a hose leads via the pressure filter into the small overflow basin. To conceal the end of the tube, a clay ball was drilled as a pebble stone (right in the picture). A stainless steel sheet on the stone plate ensures that the water can overflow clean

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So that the pool is waterproof, it was grouted with hydrophobic cement and then painted with stone facade impregnator

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At the inner edge of the pool water-repellent, black-painted hardwood slats were mounted and attached to it the pond liner, which was laid in folding technique in the pool

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The mural crown now decorate all around porphyry plates. Because the 80 centimeter deep basin is too deep for most aquatic plants, several semicircular concrete plant rings have been stacked on top of each other (pictured back left)

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The pond is filled with water. A gravel layer, various sized river bed stones and some boulders cover the ground

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pond foundation

Wall of limestone

Overflow basin and raised bed

Spirit level on stone

Grout with cement

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coping

pond Liners

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