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Our Natural Swimming Pond Construction

 
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This thread will be my documentation of our building a natural swimming pond that is filled by rainwater from the house roof. Should be exciting!
 
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We will be sealing this pond with black mud harvested from the Unintentional Pond.

I'd give you exact measurements but I'm not great at digging with our tractors. So the pond will be as big as it ends up being with my crazy digging techniques. Will be no more than 7' deep though as that's as far down as our excavator can dig.
 
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It won't stop raining. We can't use the tractor when the ground is wet which means we haven't done anything so far. It's driving me crazy!!!
 
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I'll be following along
this is very interesting to me
any plans on aeration or filtration yet,fish or no fish
 
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jimmy gallop wrote:I'll be following along
this is very interesting to me
any plans on aeration or filtration yet,fish or no fish



Minnows to eat mosquitoes but that's it. No aeration. Just being in Wyoming is aeration enough for any body of water. lol WIND IS STRONG HERE!
 
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