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Building a Pond, Part one

This month we have been working on building a decorative garden pond in Hendersonville, Nc.

Garden Koi Pond

This project is currently under construction. Please check back later for finished project photos.

This pond will be appropriately 15×22 ft wide and 4 ft deep. We added some special features to this system. Including: an intake bay filter, a wetland filter and an airlift bottom filter.

With all these filters combined, along with aeration and circulation jets, the pond will be crystal clear and have very little maintenance to keep it that way.

Boulder pond

We started off by excavating the pond area and lining it with a 45 mil EPDM rubber liner. Then we set boulders along the pond wall, leaving planting pockets for aquatic plants that will help keep the water clear and healthy.

We added some large boulders into the pond to create a truly unique and impressive feature.

We also added a fun feature to this pond. Floating Steps! They are actually not ‘floating’ but will look like it when the pond is full. We set flagstone steppingstones on top of concrete pillars to create this awesome feature.

Pillars for floating steps
Floating steps

As this pond developed, we decided to add some aquatic lighting into the pond so our client could enjoy the fish at night.

One of the unique filtration options we installed into this pond was the airlift filter grid at the bottom of the pond. The airlift is created using a grid of perforated pipes under gravel laid into the bottom of the pond. When the system is on, the aerator will pump water into a vertical pipe connected to the grid and create a vacuum. This will draw water through the grid and discharge it to the top of the pond. Making the whole floor of the pond a big biological filter.

Airlift Filter

As we are still working on this system, please check back soon for some finished project photos and videos.

Pond Filtration

Give us a call or message with any questions, or if you are considering having a pond or waterfall installed in your yard.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

Setting Boulders

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New Flagstone Patio

Flagstone Patio

We just finished this custom dry laid flagstone patio in Weaverville, NC

This patio includes an inlay pattern in the center. While the rest of the patio is a random pattern, the central inlay draws your eye and invites you in.

The special part about this patio project was the custom wood bench.

My carpenter custom made this glue-lam curved bench from trees on his property.

Custom wood and stone bench

The bench was then cut into two 1000 pound boulders. Creating a beautiful and functional feature.

In addition to the stone and wood in the design of this feature, we installed a landscape lighting system so that it can be enjoyed at night.

Landscape Lighting

This was a fun feature to build and we hope to build more features like this in the future.

Give us a call if you would like something like this in your yard!

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

Flagstone patio inlay
Patio and bench
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Outdoor Living Space

We have just finished a fun summer project in Asheville, Nc.

Asheville Patio

This project included 2 dry laid Stone bench walls with a recessed flagstone patio.

We added a natural gas stone fire pit for our clients to enjoy on a cool evening.

Our clients initially wanted this patio at ground level, but during the design process we thought it would be more cozy and inviting to sink the patio down and add a couple stone steps as an entrance.

Here’s a before and after pic.

Before
After

Give us a call for help designing and installing your next outdoor living area.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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Interior Pondless Waterfall Asheville

Just finished this interior pondless waterfall in Swannanoa for The First Baptist church.

Came out great! Waiting for the lightning and interior painting for a final picture.

Give us a call for all your water feature designs and installations in Asheville.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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Custom Pool Waterfall

We just got this water feature running today after waiting about a month for the plumbing and pool plaster to get finished.

It was a fun project to build for a great pool company. We worked to make it as naturalistic as possible while working off the top of the pool coping with a 4 ft drop behind the falls.

The design set the falls here to give the clients a stunning view of the falls and the mountains behind.

We are looking forward to building more waterfalls and water features into swimming pools. Something I’ve wanted to get into since the beginning of my career.

Check back with us for more updates.

Jacob

828-301-8017