British Columbia Aquarium Forums banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
42 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi All.

Been thinking about a pond for some time and while at an open house last weekend, i saw an 11,000 gallon one that blew my mind.

I'd like to be able to have something similar.

I have a large lot (14,000 sqft) backing onto a huge ravine/greenspace.

The first 1/2 of my back yard is flat but then it starts to slope slightly, then quite steeply.

I want to build a pond off of the flat part over the sloped part.

So would need to build some kind of a structure as most of it would not be below ground.

Anyone seen anything like this and have some tips for where to look for instructions examples?

Thanks kindly.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
2,109 Posts
you coud dig into the slope far enough to go 2 fee past where you want it to be
in efect if you want a 10 wide pool excavate 12 ft in
then dig the pool as deep as you need.
If you handy pour a concret retaining wall on 2 ends and the back
use the excavated material to build up/bank the low side of the pond
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
42 Posts
Don't know if a building permit for such a thing would be required....If it did, I would suspect the City may want the existing condition of the slope evaluated by a geotech eng. prior to aproval. I know some municipalities require such a review for any construction adjacent to a slope. Wouldnt want to overload the top of a slope or drain water down slope causing potential slope stability issues. You should inquire with your City.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
42 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks Mikebike...

That's exactly what I was looking for.

My house backs onto a greenspace, so no houses or anything behind me...just forest all the way to Port Moody.

I think would take the chance rather than call the city....

I hate bureaucracy :)
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top