The following video shows the choices I made, problems I encountered and workarounds I developed to create this modern koi pond. I’ve had a lot of feedback and questions about building this pond, so I’ve decided to write out the step-by-step process below. Because I hadn’t planned on making a step-by-step guide for this when I built it, I don’t remember every exact detail for my cuts, but most of it will be obvious when you lay it all out. It really wasn’t very hard to put build and costs will vary based on the size of your pond and the stone or rocks you choose to use.
Items needed for this build:
1 - 20’x20’ 45 mil EPDM Pond Liner (I bought 20’x25’ to be safe)
22 - 1’x2’ Paver Stones
2 - 1’x6’ rectangular stone (or 3 more of the 1’x2’ pavers above)
4 - 80lb bags of concrete ( I think I only used 3 of the bags…but I can’t remember now)
1 - Pond Filter (I bought and recommend the Laguna Clear Flo 2000 Filter Kit: http://amzn.to/2rBmJ8k)
1 - 20’ of 1” hose (or whatever size is needed for your filter). You may need more depending on where your filter and waterfall are located in relation to your pond (other stones and rocks around it as desired).
4 - 2'x10'x12' boards that I repurposed from the deck I removed