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Old 08-15-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
Diana
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Had to run to work for a bit...
OK, in your drawing above you have a brown hatched area like a steep water-fall/white water stream.
That can work, but is very tricky for a first time pond builder to do it right.

Much easier:
Design a small pool at the top. Water from the pump enters through this. It can be a preformed filter/pool/overflow such as the box on the left in this link:
http://www.pondsupply.com/small_pond_kits.html
This spills into the top of the stream.

See the box (same link) on the right? That is a skimmer box, and acts like a swimming pool skimmer. Floating debris is picked up, and your pump can hide in there. You can build this into your lower pond.
I do not do it that way, I just have the pump in the pond itself.

And yes, I did a different sort of write up at APC. More details on how I made my pond and stream.
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