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WATER FEATURE. HOW 2

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by foxhole, 2 Sep 2019.

  1. foxhole

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    Have a stone monolith to add to garden and create a water feature, water will cascade down front of rock and then be collected and recirculated.
    Looking at ready made collection units they tend to be too weak to hold the stone ,270kg or too small to support base [around 450mm square] and are very expensive.
    Was thinking of standing the stone on used or cheap shower tray and collecting run off in sunk water tank to side, this puts all the weight on the ground and give easy access to submerged pump. Tank will have lid and every exposed area of tray and tank covered with large pebbles .
    Tank just above ground level to allow overflow due to rain etc.
    Any comments, suggestions , problem with this idea?
     
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    9F07CCC0-79BA-4D06-9B35-AD49884C30E0.jpeg 6D0F442E-977E-4BAA-AB68-958017579702.jpeg So went ahead with my plan and all turned out well , second hand shower tray works well as collection point for the water feature . Slab over the top of pump sump to the left of rock.
     
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    Looks great, that is a great idea to use a shower tray. Got a similar project for next year and I have an old shower tray, might put it to use now and save a few quid.
     
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    Used a plastic wash up bowl for sump, has a perforated rim which allows over fill from rain etc to spill onto ground, immediate perimeter of bowl is packed with pea shingle to aid drainage.
     
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