Somebody...I won't give out any names (Gordon)..oops...threw out the box the pond came in. I still had the instructions, but I liked to look at the picture, just in case that would be all I had at the end of this...then at least I could see if I was doing it half assed right. Now all I have is a memory, which is too short to make a good assessment of what it was supposed to look like. So, at this point I had no frigging idea of what I was doing.
I dug a hole soooo deep, I went to China.
I shit you not.
I didn't really have time to go there, but I took a few minutes to enjoy some green tea, and a rickshaw ride...by the time I got back I was ready to do somemore diggin.
The instructions said to dig the hole a few inches bigger than the pond liner. By the time I was finished, I had dug a grave fortheloveofaduck. Even the dog looked scared. Just then, Gord got home, and I questioned him about the "box" the pond had come in.."he said, I threw it in the garbage." I took his arm and said come along with me buddy boy, I have a place for you to sleep tonight..."in the hole."
With some struggling and swearing and fighting off the mosquitoes, I managed to get Part 1 done. However, I did make one error, I backfilled the pond with dirt before I put any water in it. The instructions clearly state, that you should do both at the same time to make sure it is level. I had a level and used it about two times and it never came out right...so I chucked it.
Hole I have dug