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Redo of Back Pond

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Finally we decided to tackle the back pond! We took everything out and rebuilt for a deeper, bigger pond. The ducks love it!
Time: 1 Days Cost: $300 Difficulty: Medium
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the background adds to the view
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The ducks taking their last swim in the old pond. This was at most in the deepest area around 15 inches deep.
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Removing all the rocks and draining the pond was the next step.
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Then excavating the dirt...this area will hold the waterfall once we find more rocks.
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The ducks waiting patiently...
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Shoring up the sides with boards and re bar.
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Deciding on the laying and spacing of the cement blocks.
We also covered up any sharp edges with pieces of old liner.
Ready for the liner!
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Ready for the liner!

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Finally got the liner in...the small area and a huge liner was a bit of a challenge..now we have a pond at least 2 1/2 feet deep.
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The next step was putting down the artificial turf, we placed a slight slope here as well to prevent too much run in...
We still have to put the fence greenery up, do the waterfall, and put in the extended water filter system with UV and lay mulch in some areas along with planting.
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Filling up the brand new pond!
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some plants placed in various places
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plants planted,,some decor...still have to find thin slabs of rocks to lay under blocks over the edge to hide pond liner....
This is what it looks like at night, so pretty!

Materials I used for this project:

  • Artificial turf   (Lowes)
  • Cement blocks   (local bargain store)
  • Pond liner   (ebay)
  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G. Jamaica, NY

    This came out amazing! I love how it looks at night!

    • Susan Davia
      Susan Davia Colorado Springs, CO

      thank you..the night time feature is so relaxing and soothing....ducks are so enjoying their new area

  • Jac17

    How nice!!

  • Mark
    Mark Assonet, MA

    I used to have a pond...endless hours trying to get the water right...clear the algae, skim the pond from leaves and other debris only to have the blue heron come and eat all of my fish on several occasions. I'll ring his little neck if I ever catch

    • Joannaliddy

      I know exactly how you feel. Our first pond was so shallow it'd freeze solid so we brought the fish inside over winter. After a few years we dug (by hand) a larger pond 5 ft. deep in the center so it wouldn't freeze solid and enjoyed fish and frogs

  • Shannon Johnsen

    Heck with the duck's I want a pool !!😊😀

    • Susan Davia
      Susan Davia Colorado Springs, CO

      unseen there is a ledge on the side withthe grass to make it easy to get in and out...would make a great pool to cool off in

  • Sue
    Sue Belton, MO

    I've got ducks, and this looks like an awesome pond. I am very interested in the brand of filter/pump you've used. Like the first commenter up there.... My husband doesn't want me to create a pond due to the ducks making everything nasty.

    • Susan Davia
      Susan Davia Colorado Springs, CO

      July 4th built and ducks in,water today is clearer then 1st day..we use TotalPond Complete Pond Filter with UV Clarifier;attached to this is Jebao Pond Waterfall Fountain Pump, 1000 GPH, 85-watts with has a mesh bag attached for larger debris and

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