Since my close friend had access to a backhoe, I had him dig out the deeper part of the pond. You can do by hand just takes longer. I then began to dig out the rest of the pond. I wanted a shallow area for placing plants, etc.
Project Koi Pond
Recently moved and have an existing pond that I need to relocate. I have some Koi that I’ve raised from babies and not ready to part with, I also enjoy watching and listening to the water flow in the evening after a hard days work.
I placed the liner and filled with water. I used bricks to temporarily hold the liner in place. I took another Hometalkers advice and went inside to view the pond from a window to be sure I was happy with placement.
Placed flat rock around liner an prepared it for fish, plants, water filters. I recommend at least a 20mil liner, I started with one of lesser quality and quickly regretted and ordered a replacement.
Added some plants and a brick border. Installed water filters and added water Lillie’s and a few floating hyacinth. Added the Koi and a little blue dye to help with algae control.
I added some solar lights so that I could enjoy in the evening.
I am happy with the result, I lost only a few fish that flopped out while getting the new liner in. Can be customized to fit your space, I ended up with about a 1500 gallon pond. I wanted the middle deep enough for the Koi to cool off in hot summer weather.
The Koi seem happy in their new pond