Patio Pond with Bog Filter | Water Fountain Spout Installation – Part 7


[SOUND] [MUSIC] We’re back on set for
our patio pond installation. The next step that we have to do
is we have to install a spitter, or some kind of tubes that bring water from
the upper bog down into the lower pond. Now, the homeowner that I’m dealing with
was super excited and anxious to try and find an antique faucet or
some kind of interesting trinket to bring the water from the upper pond down to
the lower pond through that face of the wood. Now, we kind of struck
out finding an old piece. So, we’re going with his second best choice,
which is some, some copper spillways or some copper tubes to bring
the water back through. Cuz the copper looks really pretty
when it gets a patina on there and it shows some age and some weathering. Now, before we go in and install the copper, I wanna talk about copper and its effects
on the water and the effects on the fish. Now, back in the day when pennies
were really made of copper. And people treated koi ponds
as a wishing well, and they would flick the pennies into there. Copper levels could get really high and
it could be, dangerous for the fish. One thing I want to point out is, one of the
dangers of copper is if you have soft water or a low pH, copper can become very
sensitive on the, on the fish. And, where we’re located right here,
we have a very hard, high alkaline, high pH, so, copper’s not as, dangerous
to fish in that regard and, then, this is primarily gonna be a goldfish pond as well
and goldfish are a whole lot more tolerant. Now, we’re gonna have three spillways
that are gonna come through and one is gonna be, a, a little half-inch
spillway, it’s gonna be really a trickle. So, when you’re out on the patio it’s
very calming, and peaceful, and then, we’re gonna have this one
inch pipe as an overflow. The majority of the water that’s
traveling through the bog filter will flow in back to the pond,
below water level, and won’t make a sound. Now, we’re going to have a,
a third element in there as well, because things look better in threes. But it’s also going to be our,
our safety overflow. Because that main, that main feed that
water’s going to be traveling through, roots might be prone to, to going to it. It’ll be maintained every now and then to,
to, keep the roots from invading on it. But let’s say, we neglect it a little bit,
we’re gonna have the overflow setup to where, if the roots get clogged,
the overflow will become active and water will start to make more
noise as it pours into the pond, and it’ll be like an alarm to say, hey,
we need to do some maintenance on the roots. So, that’s what we’re gonna be doing today. Let’s get started. Alright, so, we’re gonna have the three
spouts coming through this panel right here. And, we’re gonna, we’re gonna come in pretty
low because actually the bottom of the bog is way down here, and
the top of the bog is around here. So, I wanna be sure I come down low, so, my
water level’s not too high in the bog filter. Now, the, the first one we’re
gonna do right in the center. And, we’ve measured 34
inches in between here. [SOUND] So,
I’m going to come in at 17 inches. [SOUND]
I’ll make a mark. [SOUND] See that mark there. And I’m going to come up about, say, an inch. [SOUND]
So, that’ll be our centerpiece right here. Where our little spout’s gonna come through. And then,
I don’t really want these guys to be equal. I’m gonna offset these guys a little bit. So, one’s gonna be there and
the same on this side. So, this is about 5 inches, I would say. Yeah, we’re gonna come
in at about 5 inches and I want these guys to be a little bit taller. I don’t want them to be at the same level. So, this is gonna be five-inch mark here and
I’m gonna come up about an inch and a half, say inch and three quarters. [SOUND] So,
there’s where we’re gonna mark that one. [SOUND] So, inch and three quarters by five. [SOUND] Come in here, we got five and
then, inch and three quarters. [SOUND]
Mark that. [SOUND]
So, there’s our marks. I want you to notice that I’ve,
got my little hole saw and this is the,
the spout that’s gonna come through. A petite little half inch here for the,
the main feed as the trickling effect, and then I have my other hole
saw that I’ve specced out. You see it’s, it fits in there nice, not to
tight, not to loose, and that will be for the overflow in the main feed. [SOUND] Let’s get these things drilled out. [NOISE] This will be nice. [SOUND]
I think that’s gonna look real nice. When it’s all said and done, we’re gonna have these little turnabouts
like this, dropping the water down. That’s gonna look real nice. [SOUND]
I drop the tank back into place for the bog filter. So, I can come in here and I can mark,
where these bulkheads need to be. So, I can be precise. Now, I’ll put the tank back out and
I’ll drill those, install those bulkheads. Before I drill, I just want to double-check. On the right bulkhead size. I’ve got a half inch here in the middle, and then do the two,
three quarters on the outside. And these guys have the both
the same diameter bulkhead. So, the same drill,
that’s gonna work on all three. [NOISE] Clean these guys up with my knife just a little bit. [MUSIC]

Comments 12

  • I live in an area where it can get into the 20s at nite & we get a little snow in the winter. Are these ponds big enough to withstand temperatures like this? Not "North Dakota" cold, but below freezing.

  • I don't think this pond could handle the temperatures you speak of without some type of green house or heating element. We are in sunny Southern California! Spoiled rotten we are!

  • Love the seasons here in Michigan but would love my goldfish pond to be year round. Great job on the newer videos. Good quality, info and not rushing through it.

  • Thanks for your feedback!

  • copper pipe ??? not advisable with fish

  • If you degrease copper and 'paint' it with┬ábuttermilk, you get the green patina in a matter of one or two weeks. Naturally it can take years if the climate is dry.

  • really really annoying intro music, it doesn't fit! Either way, great vids!

  • this would have looked cool with a sheet waterfall

  • Ciao Pond Digger: Question, instead of copper would you raccomend plastic, like PVC tubing or stainless steel, or even brass?

  • You need a new intro ;P

  • maybe a Tara cot ta fish head drilled with a pvc pipe to dump water. Btw great work and yes, we have the luxury of hind sight. ­čÖé

  • I don't understand why people watch a very helpful and free video and choose to make negative and insulting comments. Thank you for taking the time to make these videos. They are tremendously helpful.

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