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backyard pond

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by dklaiman, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. dklaiman

    dklaiman Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a pond in my backyard. I snow blowed it and tried to shovel it off, but the ice still stinks. I'm looking for something I can manually push to scrape down to or off the first layer of ice--I don't own an ATV. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
     
  2. jkitterman

    jkitterman Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    If you are looking to make it smooth, it is just easier to hose it down with some water on top of the rough ice. I am guessing the ice is plenty thick right now.
     
  3. speedy

    speedy Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Last edited: Dec 26, 2008
  4. Lifted4x4Astro

    Lifted4x4Astro Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    Just cut a hole in one corner and use a sump pump or a trash pump to flood the pond. Once it freezes you will have a smooth skating surface. If you can hose it down with hot water it will work better. (think zamboni)
     
  5. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    spray it down(flood) and then squeegie (spelling) it to smooth it off then just spray it down lightly again
     
  6. grasskeepers

    grasskeepers Member
    Messages: 76

    i'm gonna build one of these
     
  7. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Have any pics?
     
  8. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    to clear the snow off...... all we ever used, was snow shovels......