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Scottish Winter #1
Martyn

I dont believe in the pre-formed pools I prefer to use my imagination to come up with a design that suits me and what I want to acheive.

May I suggest a depth of 4-5 feet if possible and because of the area you are in may I suggest a small heater to keep the temp in the winter at around 1-3c.

Is it going to be a sunken pool, or raised, formal or non-formal. This may sound condesending but its not ment to be. Im just trying to get you to think of exactly what you want, before you start digging up the Highlands. I have seen many of my friends suffer the concequences of not taking a little time to plan.

I only wanted one pool but having put it in I then scaped the area to encorporate another stand alone pool. Did that then decided to join them. All this was planned and it worked fine, as the photo's hopefully show. Even my kids are getting envolved in fish keeping. Good Eh...
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Re: Scottish Winter #2
Hey Martyn we can swop ideas as I am hoping to start my pond sometime soon "that is if my brother inlaw will still do it for me" he has done his own so knows the pitfalls etc but his first pond was pre-formed and he ended up removing it and making it bigger using a liner and now he has made a lovely bridge to go over it, so I will be trying to get it right from the start as I wouldn't fancy having to re-do it again and gerry I will be needing all the ideas I can get ok
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Re: Scottish Winter #3
Goldy

No Problem, Send me a pic of the location you have in mind for the pool

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Re: Scottish Winter #4
if ur in scotland id say u'd need to be about 5ft deep for the winter time, but it depends how cold it really gets
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Gerry Gerry
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Re: Scottish Winter #5
5ft is good, but if your sinking the pond 5ft is a long way down 4ft + small heater is a little bit easier. In the end it is up to you.

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Re: Scottish Winter #6
true it is, but heaters can fail but i doubt 4ft would need heatin as the temps dont drop that much, buty a raised pond would mean less digging
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Re: Scottish Winter #7
Am I missing something? This thread seems addressed to Martyn and the follow up to some other post, I am lost as to its origin.
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Re: Scottish Winter #8
Think Martyn may have messaged Gerry Sean so its a follow up in a way yes
Gerry Gerry
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Re: Scottish Winter #9
Sean
It was a PM and I had'nt worked out how to reply so I started this thread

Sorry for the confusion

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Re: Scottish Winter #10
ah ok