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RE: pond vacuum (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: sleeplessinftwayne on 08.22.2011 at 10:37 am in Ponds & Aquatic Plants Forum

It depends on the size of your pond. I use a device that is made for kiddie pools, but my pond is only 1000 gallons.

If you are into DIY you might check out Floyds Pond Vac, an old favorite on this forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Floyds Pond Vac


clipped on: 03.22.2012 at 10:48 am    last updated on: 03.22.2012 at 10:50 am

Posting pictures - questions and answers

posted by: youreit on 05.22.2008 at 08:49 am in Ponds & Aquatic Plants Forum

Since so many folks are wanting to post pics of their ponds (it's that time of year!), I thought I would start this post for future reference. Any problems or questions, simply post here.

To attach a photo that's over GW's 60k limit (which is pretty small), you need to sign up for a free account at an image hosting site ( is one of several), then upload your pictures from your computer to your album there.

To embed them within a post, you would need to copy the HTML Code line, which will be under your image on Photobucket, and paste it into the message box here at GW. For those using a site other than Photobucket, just look for the line that starts with "a href". This option will allow you to post more than one pic in each message you post.

Or you can just copy and paste the Direct Link line ("Link To" or something similar from other sites) from Photobucket into the "Optional Link URL" box at the bottom of the "Post a Follow-Up" area here at GW.

Hope that helps! :)



clipped on: 08.11.2011 at 05:28 pm    last updated on: 08.11.2011 at 05:29 pm

RE: Big pond - please help with plumbing and pump location (pic) (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: horton on 06.02.2010 at 08:12 pm in Ponds & Aquatic Plants Forum

mammabirrd, I did the pipe boot through my pond liner, the way roofers do the penetration point for vent pipes, etc, going through EPDM roofing liner.

If you are going with a four inch pipe, you cut a three inch diameter hole in the liner. (For a three inch pipe penetration, a two inch diameter hole is used)
You then push the pipe through the hole in the liner and you will see that the liner around the hole hugs onto the pipe.

The liner is then secured to the pipe with a 4" hose clamp (available at Home Depot/Lowes or any good hardware store).
Try and purchase a hose clamp with a stainless steel screw if you can.
The regular hose clamps are made from stainless (unless they are from Asia) but for economic reasons, they use a mild steel, tightening screw, that will eventually rust out.

If you cannot find one with a SS screw don't panic, just smear the mild steel screw with a dollop of Vaseline to seal it from the water.

Once you have the pipe through the liner penetration hole and clamped where you want it. You then cut a piece of spare liner,overall 6 inches in diameter with a 3 inch diameter hole in the center of it.
This is the covering "doughnut" that will slide over the pipe and snug over clamp and the liner penetration point, to keep everything nice and neat.

Greg Bickal, who used to contribute great ideas free to this forum some years ago, has a pond business now and sells a video CD Rom, about installing a pond, plus many other great ideas and tips.
The video includes a step by step series of pictures on the "Pipe boot" installation. I think Greg now charges about $10 for the video and that's a bargain for all the information it contains.

I should add, that you can purchase pre-molded pipe boots to suit different pipe sizes, from various sources on line, they can cost up to $100.

I hope the link to Greg's site works for you. I think there was a difference of opinion between him and the powers here at GW and they would not link to his site for a while.
You can just Google it if it does not work.

Hope this helps,

Here is a link that might be useful: Greg Bickal site


clipped on: 10.15.2010 at 02:12 pm    last updated on: 10.15.2010 at 02:13 pm