Skip to comments.Million Dollar Backyard Pond
Posted on 02/17/2013 5:17:05 PM PST by navysealdad
Video of 2-year old water feature installed by Aquascape at a private residence in Crown Point, Indiana. The 500-foot long waterfall, stream and ecosystem pond incorporates a constructed wetland filter to keep it clean and is paired with a 50,000 gallon RainXchange System to capture stormwater run-off that feeds the water feature. Approximately 120,000 gallons of water are pumped per hour over the waterfall.
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This is the American way in which wealth is “redistributed.”
I hate to see the electric bill unless they use the running water to generate electricity.
It just impresses me as particularly mundane. If you are to make such a thing, the aesthetics are strongly enhanced by it doing something utilitarian, or at least not just ordinary, but extraordinary aesthetics.
For example, there are inexpensive non-glycerine ultrasonic fog generators that on a still, cool morning could create a pleasing “fog waterfall” or interesting mist. There could be artificial wet caves with interesting flora.
The British used to create “fake ruins” that were intended to look overgrown and “returning to nature”, as pleasant, contemplative places.
Fantastic. It seems like it would have been cheaper to actually buy a house near a creek.
Oprah lives somewhere in that area.
They might save money on the electric bill if they did that, but then you wouldn’t want to see the physics bill.
Thanks. I love Wright.
Can you imagine the carbon credits for that thing?
those sound like great ideas, remind me after I win the lotto and buy Wyoming... :p
Nice free commercial for your friends Brian and Ed.
I had a friend in Queensland who owned a landscaping company. He was building himself a river that ran down the side of his property, with waterfalls along the way, and planted palm trees and other jungly and flowery growth. He wasn’t quite finished when we were there, but he did turn it on for us to get an idea. It was a little bit of paradise.
Wow! My 1200 gallon Koi pond with a 6ft. waterfall can’t compare. Of course I never spent that much money on it, but it sometimes feels like it.
But As I re call Olsenfalls in Chicago was better!
Olsen used his factory help to keep them busy in slow times.
Plus they had Indians!
Good for them! I’m happy for the people who own this lovely place.
I have a decent sized pond that would run on a 650 watt pump 24/7. I shut that sucker down when I realized it was adding about $100.00 to my electric bill.
It's no use asking anything of this guy. He pimps the blog, collects the fee, and NEVER responds. Hit and run.
You don’t have to be tremendously wealthy as long as you have some land, even a backyard. There was a dentist in Phoenix who worked full time, yet built himself a castle, mostly with his own labor. He later went bust by making a bad business decision.
I knew of another guy who had about 10 acres in the desert, so craftily designed a small forest, with a ring of desert trees and bushes on the outside, to keep the moisture in, then rings of trees that needed little water, then lusher trees that needed more water, along with other plants. In the center he built an abandoned looking cottage surrounded by flowers for his young daughter and her friends to play in.
It was conservative of water, as the father was a self taught expert in xeriscaping, and most of the labor involved was in clearing excess growth.
The girls liked it so much that after they grew up, it was used by the young girls in their neighborhood, and the adult girls would still meet there on occasion to have “big girl tea parties”.
I’m glad I was right, which you confirmed, though I’ve never seen anything else from this guy.