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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
the background adds to the view
The ducks taking their last swim in the old pond. This was at most in the deepest area around 15 inches deep.
Removing all the rocks and draining the pond was the next step.
Then excavating the dirt...this area will hold the waterfall once we find more rocks.
The ducks waiting patiently...
Shoring up the sides with boards and re bar.
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!
Ready for the liner!

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.
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.
Filling up the brand new pond!
some plants placed in various places
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!
final step was getting the ducks a house for winter or whenever they want to bed down out of the elements

Materials I used for this project:

  • Artificial turf   (Lowes)
  • Cement blocks   (local bargain store)
  • Pond liner   (ebay)
  • Wendy
    Wendy
    on Jul 5, 2017

    Lovely update Susan!!

  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G.
    on Jul 5, 2017

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

    • Susan Davia
      Susan Davia Colorado Springs, CO
      on Jul 5, 2017

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

  • Jac17
    Jac17
    on Jul 23, 2017

    How nice!!

  • Mark
    Mark Assonet, MA
    on Jul 24, 2017

    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 him.

    • Carla Piatek
      Carla Piatek Orland Park, IL
      7 days ago

      Try using netting or wire mesh as a pond cover. I have overhanging plants and duckweed to hide my pet goldfish (who got too big to tank indoors), but winter will leave him exposed. Between the hibernating and covering,he will survive to the Spring!

  • Shannon Johnsen
    Shannon Johnsen
    on Jul 24, 2017

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

    • Susan Davia
      Susan Davia Colorado Springs, CO
      on Jul 25, 2017

      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

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