Sawyer Waterscaping

Pond

Prentice-Surbrugg Refurbish (2017)

Here is a list of the items we refurbished on this pond that we originally installed in 2008

 Pond & Flagstone Refurbish           

  • Remove existing flagstone steppers and cobble stone
    • Use some for the floating steppers
  • Build new walls with thinner flagstone.
    • 6 pallets of Colorado Buff Flagstone
    • Buff Breeze will be used in between the flagstone.
    • Also adding large moss boulders for a more robust and natural wall
    • Natural moss outcroppings
    • Concrete backfill
    • All stones hand cut and placed
  • Floating Buff Steppers to cross the pond
    • Includes concrete bases
  • Includes small flagstone sitting pad on East end of pond.

Moss Boulders – 26 additional ton

  • Placing boulders on the North end of the pond – to balance out the pond
  • Creating moss outcroppings around flagstone and North end of the pond
    • Create a better habitat for fish to hide
  • Concrete in some of the existing waterfall boulders

Suction Filtration System 

  • Using Stacked Slate Urns to return the water

Upgrade lighting System to LED Lights 

Imig Pond Makeover Project

The Imig pond project was completed in August of 2016.  We replaced a 12 year old pond that we had constructed in 2004.  The new owners, wanted to improve and enhance the pond from it’s out dated state.

The project included a large flagstone viewing area and a large amount of moss boulder outcroppings.

Here is a list of the materials that we used:

  • (2) 26″ wide ProFalls Spillways
  • (1) 19″ wide ProFalls Spillway
  • 50′ x 50′ EPDM Liner and Underlayment
  • 1800 Series Pond Vault
    • this was used for the bottom suction filtration
  • (2) TT9,000 GPH TidalWave Pond Pumps
  • (1) TT3,000 GPH TidalWave Pond Pump
  • EasyPro Pond Skimmer
  • 75′ of 2″ Flexible PVC Piping
  • 100′ of straight PVC pipe for bottom suction filtration system
  • 24 ton of Moss Boulders
  • LED above ground & under water lighting system
  • 6 ton of Colorado Red Flagstone

Long Residence (Pond Rebuild – 2015)

design_consultationWe built the original pond back in 2002.  After twelve years of loving their pond, it was time for an upgrade.  Overgrown plants and upkeep were becoming more of a problem every summer.  So, an improved filtration system was on top of the list.  Not to mention, we were going to make it bigger and better!

 

LONG Pond Rebuild – July 2015 (Cheyenne, WY)

 

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Overgrown with irises and cattails, the original pond was hard to see anymore!

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Catching the Koi to place them in their temporary home!

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Lots of nasty organic material to remove.

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Above: Removing all of the rock and sludge from the old pond.  The gazebo, which we also built back in 2002, will only be getting a mild modification that will allow for better viewing of the koi.

Below: The pond is filled in with new, fresh topsoil.  Primarily so we could re-shape the pond, but also for access to construct the new bigger and higher main waterfall.

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Below: A good height comparison of the main waterfall drop.  We had to start building the waterfall first, since there would not be any access once the pond was built.

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Above: As you can see the waterfall boulders are being concreted in for a solid structure.

Below: Now that the waterfall walkway is set, time to start excavating the pond.

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Building the walls of the pond with smaller hand sized granite that is being concreted in.

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Below:  Notice the 2″ PVC piping…this is suction filtration system.  Much like what aquariums have, a non submersible pump will pull water through the bottom gravel and rock keeping the pond much cleaner.

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Below:  Bottom level done and floating flagstone steppers almost complete.

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Below: Floating steps are concreted in and set, while we finishing up the stacked flagstone edge. This flagstone wall will be part of the patio.

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Below:  The fish are enjoying their new home.  The water is murky, in large part to all of the dirty rock due to all the that we had.

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Above:  Gazebo is getting an extension

Below: Working on the lights and gazebo.

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Some final pics…water is still murky, but everything is operating smoothly.

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Below: The Long’s are big UW fans…so we added a little personalized touch!

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