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What a joy! I got to rebuild our pond filter on one of the hottest days of the year!

Posted Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at 7:29 PM

Our pond filter was made out of a plastic/rubber storage container many years ago. Can't remember precisely but at least nine. While it was placed inside a rubber liner both sides busted and water was slipping out over the liner.

In essence our water pump was pumping the pond dry, so I had to act fast. I did not want to leave the water un-circulated in this heat, (I believe oxygen dissipates quickly in the summer) so I had little choice but to empty, wash and reload another container with about 150 pounds of lava rock and pea gravel.

Richard, if you are still reading my blogs, I do not envy you having to work outside in this heat. I know you can get used to it (some) but imagine those doing without air conditioning now. I can't believe I am excited about the temperature getting down to the low 90's later this week.

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.