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Where to buy a precast pond?


 
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sirpsycho
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Where to buy a precast pond? Reply with quote

I've searched around google and here, but it's very difficult to find any answer to my question above. I've checked with a couple of local garden centres and only one of them sells precast ponds. However, they couldnt tell me what material it is made from, except that it's plastic Surprised Surprised

I've checked ebay but there's only a couple of second hand ones for sale, I'd rather go for a new one though!

Can anyone help please?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got recommended these guys:

http://www.pondhobby.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello sirpsycho, there are two main types of preformed pond material.
PVC and fibreglass, most places have pvc because it costs less.

I note the site you mention says on a few pages,.............in April, its now August
EXAMPLE
It may just be an oversight.

You may want to google for preformed pond , not "precast pond"
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: pond Reply with quote

Hi Sirpsycho,

You probably know already that your local, " Black's" outside of Julianstown has plastic ponds. B&Q and perhaps Woodies at Airside in Swords could have them also.

There's a wee garden centre en route from Balbriggan to Swords, ( near to the turn off for Lusk) next to a shed place, on the left side of the road along a wide bend. They specialised in water garden accessories etc. in the past, but have finished with it now. All the same they are sellinfg off all related water garden stuff and still have a few things left.

Pond liner with a bedding off sand underneath is also an alternative.
If you just want a small patio pond, a wooden barrel can be used for a mini pond , planted with dwarf lillies for example.
Heard that there is a kind of"pond clay", that can be used to make a freeform pond and after it is set, the pond can be planted naturally.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya artalis,

I rang Blacks and I checked out what they have but they are a bit on the expensive side for ponds. Didnt try B&Q but I tried Woodies and Homebase but neither of them stocked premade ponds. Oh, also tried the place near Lusk, no luck but pondhobby turns out they are based about 1mile from Murtagh's pub on the Balbriggan-Swords old road so they are fairly handy to get to.

I'm in two minds about what to do now! I've been reading conflicting reports about the precast ponds and the rubber linings.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:34 pm    Post subject: pond Reply with quote

I have def.seen some plastic type ponds in the big stores around the Swords area, just can't remember which one ( B & Q or else Woodies on the way out of Swords or the other one by Airside? ) An outside shot is EEC hardware in Balbriggan.

Love the Koi pond at pond hobby, mentioned above. If only I had the space etc...lol

How big a pond are you planning and what will you be putting in it?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:53 pm    Post subject: pond Reply with quote

Also compare to..........

http://www.rockworld.ie/html/ponds.html


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must check around swords, cheers for the headsup Smile

I dont want a big pond, something 2m x 2m would suffice really. it's for my allotment so I was thinking of the pvc route so that if I ever move allotments then I can bring the pond with me.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: pond Reply with quote

Welcome!

Hope you get what you are looking for.

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