This project is a
small plunge pond which uses NO chemicals. Filtration
and oxygenation of the water are performed by a BIofalls filter
and gravel and
plants in the upper filtration bed. A skimmer box which houses
the pump makes it easy to collect leaves and flowers which fall
into the pool.
Wattle Grove Pond
This is a good sized
natural pond almost 11m long and 5m wide. Our first big pond
built in 2012 and a great eco system has developed in and around
the pond over that time. It is stream fed from Crystal Brook
when it is in high flow (almost every time after medium-heavy
rain) so the pond maintains its own level without supplemental
mains water for most of the year.
Dwellingup Beach & Streambed
A couple of good sized dams already
existed on this rural property but they had steep sides and were
difficult to access so we built a sandy beach and jetty to
enable easy canoe/kayak access to the dam. There was also no
dedicated overflow stream for high rainfall events so we built
an overflow stream bed to help deal with those while still
looking good all year round.
Floreat Pond & semi dry creek
This pond has a fantastic visual
connection to the inside of the house. The activity/study room,
living room and kitchen all overlook it and see the waterfall.
This is our first pond using a leaf skimmer box to house the
pump which works very well in combination with the Microfalls
Our client already had a sunken area
from an old decommissioned pool and a good collection of moss
rocks in the garden so we decided to make use of them in this
small pond. They grow some edible plants in here as well as have
White Cloud Minnows. It is topped up by downpipes through wet
Bassendean Pond & semi-dry creek
This is primarily a food garden with
oodles of productive plants. The pond is rocked with WA
sandstone spalls (a mix of Kimberley and Donnybrook sandstone).
A semi-dry creekbed was also created here. Pond and streambed
both have downpipes redirected into them so the pond tops itself
up in wet months.