Unfortunately our 3000 koi pool developed a leak. To change the liner would have involved removing all the perimeter rocks, part of the waterfall and the bridge that covered the filter return.
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So we bit the bullet and had it filled in with 20 tons of eco-friendly hardcore and paved over. It's now our rose terrace.
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We also had a 30ft conifer on the rockery reduced to 5ft.
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The back of the garden remained unchanged.
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The fish went to a neighbour who I helped to design his koi pool a few years ago. So are being well looked after.
We took them round a few at a time in a "pram."
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Here's a couple of "before and after" videos.