#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200705
It was a good, non exhausting day’s work, even though it was 98 degrees when we started.
The end of the first game in the series is in sight. We can see the finish line.
So everything we do now is toward turning on the water.
We’re strategically putting off some tasks that can now wait till after. - Like finishing touches on the border etc.
That puts us at landscaping / seascaping / pondscaping.
What’s going to be on the shelves (and floating around).
We started with some design work - figuring out what was going to go where.
We placed the solar powered, underwater lights and the fish tunnels.
Then we positioned the trays that will hold the plants. A lot of this will probably be changed.
The fish tunnels are tubes cut off from the sandbag filler.
The board across the middle is where we’ll put a support bridge holding a big pot with something tall/large growing out of it.
Making that is Thursday’s task.
Then we washed some of the smaller slate pieces that we’ll use to fill in the border later. We had to get them out of the way so we could find some more larger slate that will go on the top shelf like tiles and also to rock in the fish tunnels.
When our time was nearly up it started to lightning so we packed up the power washer, gazebo, etc just in time.
We’ve probably got just about a ton of slate left to wash and separate into in-pond and on-deck piles.
And we’ll wash the pea gravel and some of the blue slate gravel which will be used as the planting / anchoring medium.
We’re recognizing three anniversaries.
- Our first email / blog post was 5/28/19.
- The first load of sand was delivered just one year ago.
- The project officially started 4/29/19 when we purchased a roll of caution tape, the sump pump and a tarp.
And here we almost are. Looking back, we had no idea what we were getting to. The volumes of materials, the weight, problems to solve, logistics, etc.
And we’re still having a ball with it.
Now that the lights are in the pond and not eerily hanging from a tree, here’s a not too good picture of the pond at night. Without water it doesnt look like much.
Here’s an index of all the postings in #thegreatpoolpondconversion if you want to reminisce.