Anybody ever build their own landscape water feature?

Shootr

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I'm just wondering if anyone ever messed with a water feature - thought about them - had a cool idea they wanted to/or have tried.

Going to do a railroad tie pond/water feature. It is in the corner of the yard against the block fence. Triangle shaped base 8' on a side. One tie tall for the catch basin, then staggered stacked ties on the back two runs against the fence to about 4 or 5 ties tall.

I've got the base in, level and staked into place. Pond liner will probably go in Friday. Want to have a trough waterfall at the top center, a couple spitters on each corner, and one or two copper tubing freeform sculptures in it too.

Let me know if you have any ideas.
 

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It may not be an issue for you in arizona but some people overlook rainfall affecting the water level in their design. You may need an outlet for overflow at the desired water level in the basin.
 

Shootr

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Man, that is really beautiful. No fish, it won't be deep enough and after years of aquariums - I'm not up for that challenge yet. Maybe plants, but probably pots around it rather than growing in the pond itself. Thanks for the water level tip - during monsoon season it could be an issue.

The goal is visual and aural aesthetics, something relaxing to look at and peaceful to listen to - that's why the more water interaction the better. I'd love to do a meandering creek like yours but don't have the skills or the budget to do it like I'd really want it.
 

Shootr

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Got the feature built, now just fine tuning the actual plumbing. Does inhaling creosote fumes fuck you up, 'cause cutting railroad ties for three days really sucked. Will post pics when it gets wet.
 

Stig

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Did you cut them all the live long day?
 

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There's a Juggalo in your garden.
 

Glenn Dandy

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Ive ripped out a few water services in peoples yards... its makes a way cool 200' fountain.
 
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Methinks this wouldn't work where it gets cold... but pretty cool anyway...

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