Examples of Pond Refurbishment
Here are some example of pond refurbishment we have carried out for our customers. Click any photo to enlarge.
In January 2012 we were approached by the Head Gardener from a country estate near Amersham. We were one of four companies chosen to quote for the refurbishment of a large carp pond along with the installation of a new wildlife pond. In February it was confirmed we had won the contract and work began at the end of March.
The pond was emptied and the fish placed in holding tanks, some fish were in a very poor condition due to the amount of waste they had been living in.
The pond was relined and the old York flagstones re-laid. A new filter system was fitted and a large fountain sited in the centre of the pond. The Koi were put back into their new home and now look in tip-top condition.
Women With Waders have continued to maintain both ponds and the filter system throughout 2012 and have now got the go ahead for 2013. The clients, along with their Head Gardener, are absolutely delighted with the end result:
“You promised us 'gin clear' water Jo, and we've certainly got it!”
Mr Sparkes from near Sandy contacted us on-line as his Koi pond was leaking quite seriously. After several visits it was decided that the pond required re-lining.
We set to work in September 2012, setting up 8 holding tanks and a collapsible pond to house the huge Koi, and the pond looked fantastic after the refurbishment.
Mr Sparkes later wrote to us to say “Many thanks, we are delighted with the result and the minimal disruption caused.”
In April 2011 Mr and Mrs Levine wrote the following:
“We decided late last year to build a rectangular pond set in a rectangular patio at the bottom of our garden in North West London. We asked the contractor who had done much of the hard landscaping in our garden to do the work. Unfortunately he did not have experience with box liners and the job was not a success.
We heard about Women with Waders on Radio 4 and immediately made contact with them. Within a few days of the initial contact Jo Pateman, the founder, and one of her colleagues were at our house assessing the situation. We were immediately struck by their knowledge and hands-on approach – within a matter of minutes they had pumped out the water from the pond so that they could properly assess the job at hand.
We received a quote a few days later and instructed them to proceed with the rebuilding of the pond and surrounding patio. The work was completed on schedule with a minimum of fuss. John, and his colleague who carried out the work were polite and professional and minimised the impact of the work on the rest of the garden.
We are very pleased with the outcome and are proud to show off our new pond and our garden in the NGS later this year.”