Pond loop resting on the bottom

Discussion in 'Surface Water Loops' started by cook90, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. cook90

    cook90 New Member

    My geo contractor is recommending placing the loop on the bottom of the lake (resting in the silt) instead of on top of concrete blocks. I'd prefer to keep the loop off the bottom to allow water to circulate around the whole thing. How do the experts place a lake loop and what are the issues/concerns with a loop resting on the lake bottom? Thanks.
  2. Palace GeoThermal

    Palace GeoThermal Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Would the loop be in compact coils or stretched out slinky style?

    Attaching blocks to coils is doable, attaching them to slinkies would not be easy,
  3. urthbuoy

    urthbuoy Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Last edited: Oct 8, 2011
  4. cook90

    cook90 New Member

    The loops will be compact coils.
  5. AMI Contracting

    AMI Contracting A nice Van Morrison song Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Mats or coils are both okay as is suspended or embedded in water or silt, as long as design parameters are met.
    Make sure your contractor checks out and the loops will take care of themselves.
  6. docjenser

    docjenser Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Where are you located? How far north? In general, it will be more efficient to keep them off the ground. But higher chance of them coming loose too as a slinky.
  7. cook90

    cook90 New Member

    Located in NC.
  8. docjenser

    docjenser Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Sounds like a favorable location. Not too many worries, you don't have to go with a slinky in NC climate.
  9. Mark Custis

    Mark Custis Not soon. Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Silt is still wet

    It will always be wet. Once silted in loops stop grabbing fishing tackle.
  10. cook90

    cook90 New Member

    Thanks, everyone. The loop is installed (above the silt, on blocks), is operational, and is working well. We're awaiting the first electric bill..........

    Thanks, again.

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