Redo of Back Pond

3 Materials
$300
1 Day
Medium

Finally we decided to tackle the back pond! We took everything out and rebuilt for a deeper, bigger pond. The ducks love it!
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

Suggested materials:

  • Artificial turf  (Lowes)
  • Cement blocks  (local bargain store)
  • Pond liner  (ebay)

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 6 questions
  • Camille Nordwall
    on Jul 28, 2017

    How do you keep the ducks from mucking up the water? No filter we've ever tried could keep the water clean....
  • Dan29742823
    on Sep 2, 2017

    What did you use as a liner? And then in Ohio, and you plan on putting fish in your pond first it has to be at least 18in deep. And you have to wait to get ducks till the fish are too big for them to eat.
    • Susan Davia
      on Sep 6, 2017

      I used a regular pond liner...as for fish,turtles and ducks,they all live together before in the smaller pond and seems to be doing great in the larger
  • Kelli
    on Sep 21, 2017

    What do you mean you "have it outside"? How does it get enough suction to filter the entire pond if it is not down inside the water. I live in South Texas, and our Summers can heat up to 115` easily. I would be afraid to leave the pump out if the water as it would burn up with the combination of the Summer heat and the filter producing its own heat. How would you deal with this???
    • Susan Davia
      on Sep 21, 2017

      no the filter is outside,not the pump....the pump (in the water)pushes the water through the hose, which is connected to the filter and another hose from the filter connects to the back of the spillway

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