Asked on Apr 28, 2013

Our new home came with a pond of some kind??

KMS WoodworksDouglas Hunt


So we have some sort of pond in the backyard. It looks to have a bunch of NASTY water, oil, etc. in it. How can we clean it out and make it run and look good? From what we can tell is the concrete in it slopes down...any advice would be great!
Also, we have a back deck. I am thinking that removing the deck and replacing it with a back patio would be much nicer. We live in a trailer though....would that even look right?
2 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 28, 2013

    There are a lot of pond pros on Hometalk, so I'll leave the clean-out suggestions to them. Does there to be any type of pump/filtration system? If not, keeping the pond healthy and appealing looking is going to be a challenge. If you think a patio would be more appealing than I deck I say go for it. If you like it more you'll use it more and that's what it's all about really.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 28, 2013

    most patios require less maintenance than a deck, so in the long run it can be worth it. Where decks outshine patios is for heavily sloped yards.

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