A-O Pro Tip – How to Move Ground Water from Affecting Your Koi Pond with Art of the Yard

Happy Tip Tuesday again! We’re happy to share yet another helpful A-O Pro Tip with you today! Today’s video features another tip from Shane Hemphill and how to move ground water from affecting your koi pond and water that can gather underneath your pond liner and create problems. This is a super helpful tip when coming across ground water issues in your koi pond construction.

Contractors standing in a dug out pond showing how to create a trench to move ground water from underneath the pond liner

This tip comes from a dedicated koi pond project in Colorado Springs done by Atlantic-OASE Professional Contractors from Art of the Yard. We had Atlantic-OASE staff visit Art of the Yard during their build to catch some awesome A-O Pro Tips!

A-O Pro Tip #15 – How to Move Ground Water from Affecting Your Koi Pond with Art of the Yard

Contractors standing in a dug out pond showing how to create a trench to move ground water from underneath the pond liner

In our 15th Learn From The A-O Pro’s series video, we learn how Shane plans on protecting his koi pond from being affected by ground water underneath his pond liner.

Watch the video here!

One of the problems their client was having with their koi pond was that ground water was pushing and bubbling underneath the pond liner. To fix this issue, Shane explains how his team is going to put in a french drain under the pond to bring the ground water to the lowest part of the pond. Then, they will dig a basin in the back corner of the pond and a connect a PV1800 with an extension to go all the way down to the lowest level of the pond. A trench will lead to the Pump Vault to bring all of the water into the pond-free basin with Eco-Blox. There will be a pump with a float inside so that when it starts filling with water, the pump will pump the water out and into the pond-free pit.

PV1800 Pump Vault with extension
French drain trench to help move ground water from under a pond liner

Shane explains that if they were to leave the pond as is and not do these necessary extra steps, the ground water will continue to come back and great huge bulges and bubbles in the middle of your koi pond, causing lots of future issues.

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About the Author:

Caitlyn Winkle

After graduating from the University of Akron, Caitlyn joined Atlantic-OASE in the fall of 2019. Caitlyn manages the social media and online content for the company. She also supports the Atlantic-OASE Professional Contractor (APC) Program and Marketing Departments in creating marketing and advertising strategies and plans.

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