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Raised Ponds

Raised ponds are generally built above ground level and, predominantly constructed from poured concrete or pre-cast blocks. Walls are built to the required height and finished off with a cladding of some sort ie. tiling, smooth pointed or rendered brick work. Raised ponds are generally easier to keep clean than ground level ponds. The design advantage of raised ponds is that they can be built to a height suitable to incorporate attractive and functional seating around the edge. See the images and diagrams below for further information.

Raised Pond Construction

The diagram shows poured concrete base with pre-cast concrete block constructed sides. The pre-cast blocks are usually hollow to allow for steel reinforcing bars to be incorporated into the base concrete and up through the blocks. This method of working can vary according to size and volume of the water pond. It is not uncommon to use pre-cast blocks laid on their sides.

The rendered internal walls consist of two 10mm coats of render scratch coat and a finish coat, which incorporates a Sika waterproofing additive. The rendered edge is then neatly finished with stainless steel beading at the corners and sides. When added to the finish render coat and concrete base the Sika Waterproofing Additive provides a waterproof seal to the internal walls of the pond. Another option for good waterproofing is adding a fibreglass membrane. This has to be undertaken by a specialist fibre glass technician. The preferred colour for this is black which gives the illusion of added depth to the raised pond. The fibre glass finish ensures a long life of guaranteed waterproofing to the pond even if the concrete moves or cracks in subsequent years. The down side is the cost but its worth paying for the fibre glassing to have peace of mind.

To keep the pond water clear of algae and to stop the water becoming stagnant, the pond water needs to be circulated with a pump through a UV filter, which kills off the algae. A bio filter filters out large items of debris and waste which can later be cleaned out. See diagram showing the pump, bio-filter and UV filter. The pipe work between the submersible pump is often a black plastic flexi pipe which is perfect for overcoming awkward corners and tight spaces. Rigid pipe is suitable if the route from the pump to the filter is straight forward. Finally, we would recommend adding lighting to the pond. The lighting can be underwater lighting which would be installed at the same time as the filter and pump as it is required to be installed by a Part P qualified electrician.

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