Here's a few horrors to concentrate the mind.
One of the most important aspects of avoiding building something like this, is how you dig the hole!
The hole...I can almost here you laughing...the hole, all you have to do is dig!
Well yes you do, but it's exactly HOW and WHAT you dig that's important.
This horror shows you the importance of levels...water forms a perfect level and will always catch you out if you haven't dug the rim of your hole level.
In this example the person who built it failed to check out the levels and just guessed.
As you can see, the levels aren't even close and it's only a small space. One side is ON the water level whilst the other is showing all that liner.
And this was built by a so called..."Professional Pond Builder".
So beware if you are going to employ someone to build your Water Garden for you...learn the knowledge and supervise them yourself!
No don't laugh...this was built by a "Professional Landscaper" to show the "quality" of his work!!!
Really you have to be so careful...it's incredible that there are people out there, and all over the world, that would consider this was GOOD.
We come back to this later because it's a perfect lesson in "How to do everything wrong"!
Speaking of "strata"...if I ran a competition for choosing the very worst rocks to build a "Natural Water Feature"...then whoever chose these would win FIRST PRIZE!
If every picture tells a story...what do you see here?
No, I just cannot bring myself to tell you what I think about this!!!
AND DON'T FORGET MY PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION...I will PAY £500 for "THE WORST NATURAL WATER GARDEN of THE YEAR". Send me your pictures, they can be off the Internet, they can be something that you've built yourself or had built for you. The top twenty will be published on the web and the ONE picture judged to be the very worst example I will buy for £500.