Project Showcase - Circular pond - WaterGems (Alba)

This is a central, circular pond with surrounding curved pools designed by Carolyn Grohmann of Secret Gardens.

Water Gems, the contractors are an Edinburgh based landscape and water features specialist. They have several prestigious awards to their name and are headed up by Nick Benge who made Water Gems one of  our first registered Firestone Installers.  After so many years’ practice Water Gems are now experienced enough to line just about anything.

These lovely curved structures are lily ponds built into a slope so the first thing to do was terrace the part of the garden that was to take the pools.  Then the structure needed to be built with poured reinforced concrete and rendered block work walls.

Nick says that Firestone PondGard is perfect for sealing the structure because it will accommodate small changes if the structures settle and any expansion or contraction due to temperature changes…. (The garden is just north of Edinburgh after all)

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(images courtesy of WaterGems)

Unlike our prefabricated box-welded liners that are manufactured off site and drop into the construction, these liners are made in-situ from flat sheet panels which are fully adhered to the structure using Firestone Bonding Adhesive.

QuickSeam Splice Tape and Quick Prime Plus are used to join the liners together. QuickSeam Form Flash is applied to the detailed work and to provide a fully water tight seal throughout. All part of the Firestone QuickSeam system, more details can be found here :-



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