Duck Pond/pool pictures

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sianara, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. sianara

    sianara Songster

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    I'm in the process of extending my ducks run and would love to see pictures of peoples homemade pool/ponds.
     
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  2. chickensioux

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  3. DMFarm

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    Here A picture of my pond I built for my ducks and swans. The palms only made it one season the swans ate them.

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  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    Quote:That's a nice little pond! How do you keep it clean? I have a kiddie pool and have to dump it every day b/c the ducks make such a mess in it!
     
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  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    They are both gorgeous... Wish I owned my own place and could do something like that.

    Lovely swans BTW.....
     
  6. DMFarm

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    It has a skimmer that has filters and also a water fall box that has filters in it. I had to put A UV light to keep the water clear. I drain it once of twice a year.
     
  7. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Wow, beautiful ponds, both of you! My ducks will be envious if they see this thread--they get storage tubs for their ponds! [​IMG] To be fair, though, they DO enjoy their storage tub ponds. [​IMG]
     
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  8. sianara

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    Both pictures are great.

    chickensioux, is that a kiddie pool? I love the set up, it looks very neat. I'm assuming it's a kiddie pool and you dump it daily?

    DMFarm, what is the filter system you use? What are overall pond dimensions with depth? Gallons used? Wow, you only drain it twice a year?

    In the past I've shied away from getting into a filtering system because I have only read negative feedback on using filters with waterfowl but I'd really like to build one around 7' x 7' and finding an appropriate filtering system would be great so I wouldn't have to drain it as much. Am VERY interested in the detail of the filtering system (can you tell? [​IMG] )

    I've got 3 ducks now but have several coming from Metzers in a few weeks so I need something that can support 6-10 ducks (all light breeds).
     
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  9. DMFarm

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    I bought a pond kit off the internet. The pond is 12x19 and 2 ft deep and hold around 3500 gal. of water. The skimmer is a power flo 5000 the waterfall is a power falls 5000 and the uv light is a uv power clear max 5000 they are made by laguna. It has a pump in the skimmer box that pumps the water to the uv and water fall. I have to clean the feather out of the skimmer basket ever week when the birds are molting. You can go to laguna webpage to see the filters http://www.lagunaponds.com/lagunaeng/index.php
     
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  10. tia

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    They are both great! I want to do something this summer, but not sure what yet.
     

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