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    June and Alexi digging up a pond waterfall spillway

    Our crew digging up an old waterfall spillway in order to replace the leaking pvc. Waterfall spillways are preformed boxes made out of high impact plastic that act as both a waterfall and a filter. This was one of the largest spillways we'd ever seen, with a depth of 4 feet. The pump, located inside the skimmer, moves the water inside the pond up to the spillway, where various filter media such as bio balls and lava rock provide filtration.

    pond spillway with dirt and rocks removed inorder to access bulkhead

    Digging allowed us to access the bulkhead fittings located near the bottom of the waterfall spillway. This particular spillway had two fittings but one of them was completely sealed off due to a leak. If you look on the left side of the image you can see the line we dug from the skimmer to the spillway.

    refilling the large pond with a orange hose

    Refilling the pond after cleaning at Parkville Middle School.

    pond with heavy vegetation

    Look at all the vegetation.

    company van parked inside courtyard

    The school allowed us to park our van inside the courtyard.

    trash bags full of lilies

    We removed hundreds of pounds of overgrown water lilies from inside this pond. When there are too many lilies you cannot see the water and all the aquatic life.

    June and Alexi digging up a pond waterfall spillway
    pond spillway with dirt and rocks removed inorder to access bulkhead
    refilling the large pond with a orange hose
    pond with heavy vegetation
    company van parked inside courtyard
    trash bags full of lilies