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I came across your blog a couple days ago and figured I would send ya a comment. The Dome is really coming together very creative!! I actually landed here because I am going to build a pond similar to yours (partially above ground). Just out of curiosity, did the pressure from the water move the bricks at all? I am trying to determine if I will need to cement my bricks or not.
Thanks for the compliments! The answer to your question is no. The 18" of water above ground does not exert much outward pressure. Just to be sure, I used the type of brick with the lip on the bottom to keep from pushing out, but I don't think it's necessary. I can't speak for a higher wall, but a couple of feet isn't anything to worry about unless you plan to swim laps in there. Cheers!