We moved in May of 2014. I decided to make a nice area for our tortoises, turtles and fish -- and us!! I did all the work myself. It took over a year to get to this point but now we can enjoy it. We call the small pool I built our "Sipping pool"-perfect to relax in there with a glass of wine
This is the main pond area. The pond is approximately 9000 gallons with the pump running 100 gal/min through the filter and waterfall. There are 5 6 foot windows that make 5 sides of the octagonal patio - so you have water more that 180 degrees around you when sitting in the patio. The turtle basking is a large Suwanee cooter I got when she hatched in 1984.