Pond building album two

Pond building album two will take you through putting in the liner of the pond. The heavy duty PVC liner was made by a company which makes liners for farm dams. They come in blue and black. The liner was the single most expensive item in the pond building operation thus far. However, other things like sand, cement, stone, masonry labour and hiring the concrete mixer added up in increments to more than this. The liner was not expensive compared to the cost of building a storage tank lined with gunite or fibre glass. All in all we are at about ten thousand rands at the moment, that is for just under nine cubic meters of extra liters water storage.

Scraping rough points off the cementScraping rough points off
Marc smoothing the cementMarc sanding the cement
Marc and Stephan lay out underfelt to cut the baseMarc and Stephan lay out underfelt to cut the base
completed basea tailor made base !
rolling the sidesrolling the sides
measuring the sidesmeasuring the sides
glueing the bottom of the pond wallsglueing bottom
cutting board and rulercutting board and ruler
gluing the top of the pond walls with spots of gluegluing the top
Stephan leaves the perfectly carpeted pond to fetch the linerStephan leaves to fetch the liner
the liner is inPVC pond liner is in, Marc cuts a hole smaller than the bottom drain
glueing under the liner edgeglueing the liner edge lying on bottom drain
glueing top plate of bottom drainglueing top plate placed on top of liner
screwing down top plate that holds the linerscrewing down top plate holding liner
The bottom drain now clamps the liner tight, and the dome lid is onThe bottom drain now clamps the liner tight, and the dome lid is on

The liner is in. For the next phase linking up the plumbing, see pond building album three.

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