Removing the sod. Here are some "specs" on the finished pond. . . Pond size is approximately 25 x 50 foot (a little less, since that is the total size of the rubber liner that extends beyond the actual pond), maximum depth is 3 feet, minimum depth is 18 inches, 1/2 hp sump pump (pond pumps were at least three times the money of a sump pump), Not sure on the gallons. It is maintaining it's depth much better than we anticipated. We "top it off" with 2-3" of water from our well every couple of weeks. So far, no filter is being used, but the water is constantly moving with the sump pump. We'll see if we need a filter in the long run. The water remains very clean and clear at this point.
Time: 8 HoursCost: $300Difficulty: Advanced
Step 2: "Shooting in" the levels and shaping the hole, placing dirt in a slight "dish" around the pond.
Step 7: Bringing in and spreading a layer of 1-1/2" smooth rock to protect the liner. End of "DAY 1"
Step 9: Fill pond with water. Mulch will be added as a final step to cover the rubber liner edges and to help "naturalize" the edge of the pond.
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