Posted 4 months ago
Thinking Cool Thoughts..
We are in the midst of a heatwave like no other in the pacific northwest! At 11am it was 86 degrees, at 1pm it was 91 and 1:30 its 93! Supposed to hit 101-103 today. Too hot for us Washington State folks!
Took these pictures yesterday in the cooler 86 degree weather. Pond has been sitting for almost 3 years waiting for repairs. I finally knocked it off my list. I had to rewire the pump after cutting the cord with my weedeater. Drained and cleaned the pond...took 2 wheelbarrows full of leaves and muck out from years of sitting. And rebuilt the back of the waterfall plumbing. And finally reinforced and sealed the entire backside with hydraulic cement. Also cleared the vines and debris that was cluttering up the pond and taking it over. Added some weed screen and pea gravel.
Pond is approximately 500 gallons. It has a cement base. I painted the epoxy paint about 13 years ago..super stinky and messy.. some of the paint is peeling, but the water is holding and no leaks. The bird was appreciative of a chance to take a bath in the top of the waterfall. Next up is the rock/zen garden...needs clearing and weeding.