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Title:
Ortho's all about building waterfalls, pools, and streams
Author:
Thomas, Charles M. (Charles Murdah), 1873-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780897214735
Format :
Book

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Summary

Create your own private oasis Enhance your gardens with the soothing sights and sounds of water. You will learn the techniques professionals use to build stunning waterfalls, pools and streams. From the hardware to the how-to, it is all explained here. Plus you will find guidelines for stocking the project with fish and plants and plans for water features. Features: Your complete guide to building materials and construction techniques; Thorough advise on choosing and installing the equipment; Ideas and plans for the ultimate water feature.


Table of Contents

Why Build a Water Feature?p. 4
Types of Water Featuresp. 6
Building Materialsp. 8
Flexible Liners and Underlaymentp. 10
Preformed Linersp. 13
Concrete Pondsp. 14
Edgingp. 16
Equipmentp. 18
Aquatic Lifep. 20
Pumpsp. 21
Filtersp. 24
Bottom Drains and Bulkhead Connectionsp. 29
Pipes and Fittingsp. 30
Skimmersp. 32
Ultraviolet Clarifiers and Magnetic Algae Controllersp. 33
Electrical Powerp. 34
Lightingp. 36
Decorative Featuresp. 38
Water Treatmentsp. 42
Maintenance Equipmentp. 44
Making Designs and Plansp. 46
Siting the Water Featurep. 48
Design Parametersp. 50
Designing a Waterfallp. 52
Designing a Streamp. 54
Enlisting Professionalsp. 56
Simple Water Gardenp. 57
Ponds with Waterfallp. 58
Raised Pond with Waterfallp. 59
Streamp. 60
Bogp. 61
Step-by-Step Constructionp. 62
Constructing a Pond with a Flexible Linerp. 64
Installing a Flexible Pond Linerp. 66
Installing a Preformed Pond Linerp. 68
Constructing a Concrete Pondp. 70
Constructing a Bogp. 72
Installing a Preformed Waterfallp. 74
Constructing a Naturalistic Waterfallp. 76
Installing Edgingp. 79
Constructing a Streamp. 80
Installing Plumbingp. 82
Seasonal Maintenancep. 86
Spring Maintenancep. 86
Summer Maintenancep. 87
Autumn Maintenancep. 88
Winter Maintenancep. 89
Maintaining Your Water Featurep. 90
Repairing a Leakp. 91
Resourcesp. 92
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Mapp. 93
Indexp. 94
Metric Conversionsp. 96

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