of a St. Charles Beauty
by Pond-O-Rama 2007, Kermit and Denise Brinkmann quickly upgraded
their pond with their new ideas. What a change from their original
300 gallon preformed pond!
- Owner: Kermit and Denise Brinkmann
- Location: St. Charles, Missouri
- Installed Initially: 2005
- Designed and built by: The owners
- Size: Approximately 1200 gallons (lower pond) and 1000 gallons
- Equipment: 3000 gallons per hour pump
We started with a 300 gallon preformed pond, which we outgrew
quickly. The lower pond was installed in 2005 and is approximately
1200 gallons. We installed a bio-falls and stream at the same
The biofalls feeds the heart-shaped stream
attending last year's Pond-O-Rama, we acquired a lot of new ideas.
Shortly after, we began the upper pond, which is approximately
1000 gallons. The bio-falls moved under the deck and we added
a heart-shaped stream which empties into the upper pond.
2007 pond and stream
existing stream was used to connect the upper and lower ponds.
We use a 3000 gph pump to run the complete system.
lattice work under the deck was added this spring. The idea came
from the Missouri Botanical Gardens. We are in the process of
creating a Japanese-style garden under and around the deck. We
did all the designing and work ourselves.