The Cayman Pond - Page 3 of 7

The Construction of a Koi Pond in the Cayman Islands -
Jan - Aug 2002

PAGE 3 of 7

Having shown you the previous sets of photographs which showed how the basic construction of this pond was carried out .. we can now move onto the next stages where the pond really does seem to come to life ... and with all the steelwork now hidden - the concrete collar completed and the shuttering taken down .. the next job was to cement render the whole of the inside of the pond .... again in the heat of the Cayman Islands .. I don't want to know .... more about that heat later....

 

 

 

 


In the lower two photo's you will notice the Evolution Aqua Stainless Steel Filtration Units which are to be used on this Koi pond installation ... please note the benching to the bottom edges of the pond .. this benching is extremely important to obtain the best water flows within the pond and also provide the shape to the bottom of the pond where this benching continues towards the bottom drains which will then hopefully draw the waste and debris down the bottom drains and deposit these where it should be deposited - within the primary settlement chamber of the filtration system ..

So having completed the construction of the main area of the pond itself - the next jobs were to start adding the features, such as building the 'Coral Rock' walls to the filtration house and to make up the pipework that would provide a water wall - this had to be built into the wall and this can be seen in the last photograph above - 1.2" White ABS pipe was used for this purpose ... and also shown in the photo you will notice that a pergola type construction was being built over the actual filtration area ...

Here are some more photo's showing the progressive work as it was being done .. the first one on the right below shows our customer showing a little appreciation to one of his workers who later got the sack for burying a couple of the nozzles for the water wall within the Coral Rock wall ... no mercy given...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Note the Bronze nozzles that have been attached to the 1.5" ABS pipework to provide this water wall feature .... so now let's move on a little further as we move to the next page...