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A guide to pond and water feature construction and maintenance

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Water Features

Siting a Pond

Pond Liners

Installing a Liner

Rigid Liner Pond

Electricity

Pumps & Filters

Moving Water

Finishing Off

Aquatic Plants

Selecting Fish

Pond Problems

Maintenance

 

Constructing and Maintaining a Garden Pond

Pond Life highlights the basic requirements of incorporating a pond in your garden, from planning and siting the pond, to constructing the pool and water features, populating it with aquatic plants and fish, and maintaining it on a year-round basis.

Each of the sections listed below deals with an individual aspect of water garden construction and maintenance.


1. WATER FEATURES
Describes the main water features and their suitability to the main garden styles.

2. SITING A POND
Describes how to site a pond.

3. POND LINERS
Describes the characteristics of the main pond liners.

4. INSTALLING A LINER
A step by step guide to the practical operations involved in installing a flexible liner.

5. RIGID LINER PONDS
Describes the operations involved from marking out to the final installation of a rigid liner pond.

6. ELECTRICITY
Outlines the basic safety requirements of bringing electricity to the pond, and explains how to route the supply to the pool and how to make the connections.

7. PUMPS AND FILTERS
Explains how to choose a suitable pump and decide whether a pond filter is necessary.

8. MOVING WATER
Explains how to introduce moving water into the garden.

9. FINISHING TOUCHES
Identifies the main finishing touches to building a water feature, and why they are important.

10. AQUATIC PLANTS

Describes the range of aquatic plants, their role in the pond and how to plant them.

11. SELECTING FISH
Explains the role of fish in the pond and their selection.

12. POND PROBLEMS
Explains the main problems likely to be met in ponds and how to cure them.

13. POND MAINTENANCE
Describes the yearly maintenance of an ornamental pond.

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