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    thanks for those kind words

    as to having rental properties a long way away, we usually let the tenants get it fixed by some local tradesman and bill us

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    You been doing this for 5 years! I am starting at the beginning and reading itin sequence. have to ask. Are you not nervous about all the nasty things that slither about?

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    no, I love them, they are fascinating

    the only nasty things that bother me are mosquitoes, they are a pain but can be put off

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    slowly, we now have the concrete deck ready for tiling



    Looks like we will need to find a bit of paint from last time!





    We will measure up and order the tiles we need, most of them the terracotta as in the top deck, with some decorative features

    How deep is the pond Andy?

    Is there a river nearby to flush the water?

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    We deepened it to about 3 or four metes but erosion makes it less

    The pond is tidal and connected to the canal irrigation system

    when they let water down from the mountains, the pond level rises, and the fish and eels come in

    when the canals are dry, the water level in the pond stays fixed due to our gate

    it seems to be a good ecosystem with lots of wildlife
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    We deepened it to about 3 or four metes but erosion makes it less

    The pond is tidal and connected to the canal irrigation system

    when they let water down from the mountains, the pond level rises, and the fish and eels come in

    when the canals are dry, the water level in the pond stays fixed due to our gate

    it seems to be a good ecosystem with lots of wildlife
    A pump with a Aerator will clear up the pond.

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    so, at last the tiling is done! needs a bit of cleaning and repainting but this is what the deck looks like now




    close up...whose is that toe?




    overall view


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    Looks nice Andy!


    Get the pond sorted....

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    nothing wrong with the pond, Carryboy

    full of all sorts of life, and nice to swim in too

    the water may look murky, that is because it is

    the subsoil is clay so gets stirred up all the time by the fish and birds etc and hangs in suspension

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    Shame you lost the deck, something about wood over water that evokes all sorts of things, but that ought to last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    something about wood over water that evokes all sorts of things
    yep, wet-rot and scorpions

    but yes, it was nice

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    Yes one of your builder was getting paid trying to learn to lay blokes!Well done that man .That has amused me thanks DrAndy good luck with it.

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    thanks Dave

    as you can read, it was finished some time ago but, as with all houses, needs constant maintenance and upkeep

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    nothing wrong with the pond, Carryboy

    full of all sorts of life, and nice to swim in too

    the water may look murky, that is because it is

    the subsoil is clay so gets stirred up all the time by the fish and birds etc and hangs in suspension


    God Damn Andy,

    you think everyone is after you...


    Hey if you like the pond? Fookin' A...

    I would clean it up with AIR....

    Not hard Bro...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrabow
    I would clean it up with AIR....
    nope. that wouldn't work

    read my post above

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    Pond life.

    You could dump a few lily type plants in the pool. They help to keep the water clean. In fact, any aquatic plants will help the eco system.

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    the water is clean!!

    lots of lilies in there already

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    ^ Oh just drain the bastard and concrete the bottom to shut them up!

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    yes, OK

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