Pond Make Over for About the 5th Time.

Franny Monaghan Lathe
by Franny Monaghan Lathe
3 Materials
3 Days
This pond started out several years ago with a plastic tub and a couple of spillovers. They were a constant problem because they would leak and the fish could never make it down to the bottom pond with out jumping out . I think this will be the final plan. Unless I come up with another crazy Idea.
There used to be a little foot bridge across the pond. I built up the wall to make it level with the top end of the pond about 3 rows of brick.
I built up the inside wall to match. The original pond stopped where the stone wall was and there was a spill over to a smaller sunken plastic pond tub. The water was pumped from the lower end up to the top end. In this picture is my battery driven tiller . I love this thing.
I started tilling the inside of the pond to make it level inside. I had to move quite a bit of dirt. I still needed to go deeper so I started shoveling dirt to the outside creating another flower bed which be planted later.
This is a 16x20 pond liner tarp from Amazon.I started filling it with water and made adjustments as it filled up.
I sta.rted laying the topper bricks and then trimmed the extra liner back
This is a top view almost finished. The pump is down and the end near the deck and it pumps to the red vase on this end. I put my water Lillie back in from the other pond
This is pretty much done .
I raised the inside area about 6 inches so If we got a heavy rain it wouldn't flood
Suggested materials:
  • Pond liner   (Amazon)
  • Pea gravel   (Lowes)
  • Block   (had on hand)
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  • Eleanor Korf Eleanor Korf on Nov 14, 2017
    How do you keep birds from eating your fish? A neighbor had one and had to put mesh over their pond to keep the fish from being dinner.

  • Donna Donna on Nov 14, 2017
    How do I save this project?

  • Kat Kat on Nov 14, 2017
    What support do the walls have to withstand the pressure and weight of the water without eventually collapsing ? And did you use a barrier protection between the liner and wall and bottom from sharp edges or rocks ?

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