Tarp pond liner Qs

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by aldren90, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok guys i want to get one of those liners that you basically dig a hole for and put i guess a tarp down for and then secure it with rocks. So my question is how could i clean this easily! Because with my flock ill be doing this all day long.[​IMG]. I kinda didnt want to do a drain on incline or anything drain wise because i kinda dont have what it is needed to work so if you can help me figure out a way to figure this out all of it would be appreciated also this would be a pretty large pond so probibly a 5x5 and 2-3 feet deep
     
  2. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    All I can Say is lots of draining . This is what i have to do . I have to five gallon bucket it all out and with in ten seconds its just as dirty as it was when I cleaned it.
     
  3. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    There is no getting around that draining unfortunately. I will say I do use a sump pump and it makes it ALOT easier than the bucket method which I have also done. And with a hose attached to the pump water goes exactly where you want it and dirty duck water doesnt get on ya.[​IMG]
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If you build one above ground... mine is temporary, but it drains easily with that 4 inch white PVC pipe..... some is buried under ground and comes up through the bottom of the pond. I pull up the top pipe, it drains in a few mins, and I can sweep all the sand and muck out the drain.

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  5. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey destin how much does one of those pumps cost and is that what you re supposed to use as a liner a tarp?
     
  6. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    I have a pond liner from lowes. I clean it out with an oil free sump pump that cost around $60. Whats left in the cracks and low points i use a wet dry vacuum to suck out. Right now i am running a skimmer on the pond to reduce the number of times a month i clean it out. Seems to work pretty good. I put a large screen that catches most of the large debris, i just clean it once a day.
     
  7. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so do you guys think i should get a sump pump and a wet dry vaccum
     
  8. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Like Kansas said I think you will happy with that combo. Also a pond liner is thicker than a tarp. A tarp will work for temporary. Liners are made in different thickness and made just for that purpose. Most last several years with care and as long as you make a nice base of sand (no roots to poke thru liner later) should serve you well above or below ground. Also chickenzoos pic gives you the idea. (glad to see the black swans are gettin in now [​IMG] )
     

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