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Fish Pond

Postby idcpeter » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:00 pm

I like to dig a whole for a fish pond with the following measurements:

20 m x 10 m x 3 m

I need to know how many hours a JBC need to dig this?

Any other advice for a Fish pond?

Thanks!
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Postby dozer » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:21 pm

First off, normally when we get a JCB to come do a project for us, we are dealing at the day rate, not the hourly rate. They need to get to the site an consequently the hourly rate is much higher than the daily rent (to offset time lost in transportation), as of last year here the day rate was 5000 and the hourly rate was 800.

This sounds like a 2 day job, possibly 3 if the guy doesn't know what he is doing. A friend here just had a smaller pool dug and it took two days.

Also, a friendly note. Try not to post the same post more than once to different forums. If you initially post it to the wrong category, don't worry, if I notice it I will move the post.
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Postby idcpeter » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:59 pm

dozer wrote:First off, normally when we get a JCB to come do a project for us, we are dealing at the day rate, not the hourly rate. They need to get to the site an consequently the hourly rate is much higher than the daily rent (to offset time lost in transportation), as of last year here the day rate was 5000 and the hourly rate was 800.

This sounds like a 2 day job, possibly 3 if the guy doesn't know what he is doing. A friend here just had a smaller pool dug and it took two days.

Also, a friendly note. Try not to post the same post more than once to different forums. If you initially post it to the wrong category, don't worry, if I notice it I will move the post.


Many thanks and sorry for to post it 2 times!
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Postby jazzman » Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:24 pm

About 10 hours work for a good driver and a big backhoe bucket, if he can access from all sides, and if the trucks can get right up to the JCB. Could be done in a day with a very early start.
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Re: Fish Pond

Postby thomas.fontaine » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:43 pm

This is not really a fish pond, for sure this is not a swimming pool but still, I am glad I had the idea of adding this "thing" for children to enjoy when it is hot, for a very modest price (10k max)

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Re: Fish Pond

Postby jazzman » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:46 pm

How are you sanitising the water, Thomas?
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Re: Fish Pond

Postby thomas.fontaine » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:11 pm

I am not sure to understand the meaning of 'sanitasing', but I believe no, I am not. We can just empty the pond through a hole in the bottom, that's hole - sorry all. The water will stay clear only few days.
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Re: Fish Pond

Postby jazzman » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:15 pm

That's what I thought, because a pump and filter would cost about 12,000.
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Re: Fish Pond

Postby thomas.fontaine » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:25 pm

Yes, I would think so. Is it something you can easily add afterwards or do you have to plan for the filter system before building the pond?
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Re: Fish Pond

Postby jazzman » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:57 pm

To be really effective it should be planned into the construction, but there are ones that can be added later.
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