Development Of The Skimmer...
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You can also make a dry well to accept the overflow water. To make a dry well, dig a 2' x 2' hole and line with underlayment, then fill it halfway with gravel. run the overflow pipe down into the gravel dry well and backfill. Now, when the pond overflows, the excess water will travel out the back of the skimmer and down the pipe to the dry well where the water will percolate through the gravel and into the ground. The overflow pipe must be run on a down slope.