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Controlling Algae Growth in a Natural Swimming Pond

Algae is one of the most discouraging parts of natural pond ownership. It’s a natural and inevitable part of a pond’s life cycle, but it’s also unpleasant to swim through and can seem impossible to eliminate. 

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Dealing with Wildlife Attracted to the Pond

A well-built natural pond will attract a wide variety of wildlife. 

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The 50/50 Rules of Designing a Natural Swimming Pond

Natural ponds that aren’t used for swimming can be planted as heavily or lightly as you like. However, swimming ponds need a specific amount of planted and clear areas. 

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Building Entrances and Exits to a Natural Swimming Pond

Walking in and out of the pond through a random part of the pond bank may work if you only plan to swim a few times over the course of the summer. 

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To Add Fish or Not to Natural Swimming Pond?

For some homeowners, the idea of adding koi or goldfish to their backyard pond is even more of a goal than swimming.

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Choose a Natural Swimming Pond Style

All natural ponds need banks that look natural and stabilize the soil below the surface to prevent erosion. 

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Reasons to Choose a Natural Swimming Pond Over a Traditional Pool

Since building a natural pond for any purpose is a large home improvement project, you’ll want to make sure it’s the right choice for you before you begin. 

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Making a Natural Pond for Swimming

There are as many reasons for building a natural pond and there are designs and options for customization. 

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Controlling Access, Evaporation Rate, and Stormwater Gain

For many decorative and recreational ponds, gaining some water during rainy seasons and losing a few inches during a hot summer has relatively little overall effect.

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Which Liner Material Works Best for Barren and Processing Ponds?

Few other ponds have the stringent demands for liner durability and damage resistance of processing ponds. 

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Leak Detection and Collection Systems in Processing Ponds

With such sensitive material being handled in the leaching pad and processing pond system, it’s not surprising that many states require these facilities to integrate constant leak detection systems.

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Solution Collection Ditches for Processing Ponds

While most mining facility managers focus their attention primarily on the processing ponds used for mineral and ore recovery, the collection and transportation ditches connecting the ponds together are just as important.

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Sizing Processing Ponds

Sizing is slightly more complicated for processing ponds using in the mining industry than for other types of water features. 

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All About Heap Leach Pads

The entire hydrometallurgical process begins with a bulk collection of the raw materials containing the desired ore or mineral. 

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Why Processing Ponds Require the Best Liner Materials

Processing ponds, whether they’re designed to hold pregnant or barren solutions, require durable liners you can count on. 

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What are Pregnant, Barren, and Processing Ponds?

It’s a common misconception that ores are mined directly from rock in a pure form. 

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Refurbishing Damaged and Old Catch Basins

Catch basins are often replaced every decade or so in busy areas where storm water systems take a lot of heavy use. 

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Preventing Seepage in a Catch Basin

Catch basins are prone to the water loss known as seepage just like many concrete lined water features. 

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Direct Connection to Local Waterways for Stormwater

Municipalities with natural or manmade waterways offer convenient opportunities for dealing with stormwater. 

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Maintenance Requirements for Storm Water Catch Basins

Even the best designed catch basins need regular maintenance to work properly. 

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Designing Better Catch Basins

When you go the extra mile to build a catch basin from scratch, you’ll want to address the specific shortcomings of most precast models.

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Components of the Catch Basin

Despite being just a small part of the larger storm water management plan, the catch basin itself is complex enough to contain multiple important parts.

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Where Do Catch Basins Fit into a Storm Water Management System?

While catch basins are essential for capturing debris and consolidating surface runoff, they’re just one part of a much larger system. 

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The Challenges of Storm Water Management

Storm water is often treated as a nuisance rather than an important resource. 

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How Many Mils Do You Need for a Pond Liner?

The thickness of any particular liner, including pond liners, is generally measured in mils. 

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