hi yes i have pvc liner i lined the bottom with sand covered that with carpet covered sides with polystyrene and carpet and covered that with pond underlay and then put pvc liner in so well covered i have just got a Laguna clear flo filter and pump pond kit 12000 with 24w uv gone this way because i have decided to have a bog garden so to keep plants in pond to minimum and because the pressure filter takes up less room
so what advice now how long before i turn pump and filter on should i leave the pond to go green before i put plants in etc etc don't know what next stage is but i have these jobs to do for now bog garden to line fill with stone gravel and plant ( what plants ? ) filter to dig in ground electric to put in waterfall to make york stone to front pond solar powered rock lights maybe what you think ? decking to cut for capping off and stain and a thousand other jobs
electrics all done for pump and filter plus 2 spare switches filter hole dug for my Laguna clear flo 1200 hoses fitted to pump Laguna 7500 max flo and filter box more breeze blocks installed to hide filter in ground faced pond with york stone pond emptied and cleaned out dirt cement etc pond filled clean water **** bog garden lined and filled with water marine ply wood cut for top of liner (to fit ) pump turned on and now running to do fit ply wood york stone around edge decking around edge lights water to treat bio to get going fish to stock been given some to test out the water
**** question when i refilled my pond i noted my water meter reading and it was 198334 and after 198714 so 3.80 (3800 liters) now my water meter is out or i have measured it wrong carn't understand it 3.2m X 1.6m X 1.25 = 6800L ? Need to know answer as need to treat water or dose it not mater how much chlorine remover i put in? more pics to follow soon
Your volume calculation would be correct if the pond was a cube with straight sides, but it looks like you have shelves which effectively decrease the size of the pond (and volume of water) as it gets deeper.