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In 2014 we were asked to convert an existing ‘pea soup’ pond covered with duck weed. Although it had a spring that kept it full it was in a stagnant and lifeless condition. The brief was also to build jetties and a hut to lounge in, and if possible deep clear conditions for diving into and swimming. We created our own skimming and mineral bed filter system that could cope with larger variations in water level and sufficient shelf areas for filter planting. We also drained and diverted away surface and gutter water that flowed in. The spring was piped and valved to provide a controllable top system.
The pool remained cloudy for a month mainly due to its popularity for swimming, but then a mini miracle occurred. it cleared beyond anyone’s expectation right down to the bottom – at 5m at its deepest point this may be one of the clearest ponds in the UK.