How to build a garden fish pond

| February 3, 2012 | 15 Comments

How to build a garden pond These pictures are the steps I took when building my pond in my garden. The old small pond was having serious algae issues, so I decided to go big on proper filtration. The Filter I ended up with was a 11000 litre/hour Bio mechanical pressurized unit with built in UV clarifier, I also bought a 5000 litre/hour pump with all the spare capacity I made the decision to dig out and extend my Pond and also add a waterfall and fountain. The original pond was raised and formed a bit of a sitting area so the route for me was to continue this theme all the way round. Once all the digging and shaping was complete a concrete foundation was poured into the shuttering that was supported by the bricks. Once the concrete was set, it was time to get the trowel out and the trusty spirit level and the brickwork was completed using a mix of 4 to 1 (sand to cement). The underlay is one of the most important things to consider, it is the done thing to get hold of some old carpet, this is both very strong and very tough and is ideal. I went to a carpet shop and asked what they did with the carpets that they remove when laying new ones they told me to help myself to whats in their skip….yay!!!….result. So with the entire pond now trimmed with carpet its time to install the liner. Best tip here is to take your time, and slowly fill with water, gently pulling away any crease. That done, its now just a simple matter of completing the brickwork and cutting and cementing

 

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  1. drdreshugemuscle says:

    or dig a huge hole and put water and fish in

  2. chiefsupers says:

    @AikenBruce cunt

  3. LuMaltaL says:

    Cool… but I did not like this black canvas showing…Can not be other material ?

  4. Sub4SubbingMe says:

    That was awesome

  5. sixstringbiker says:

    @lakersfan132 well the build cost for everything was about £700.

  6. lakersfan132 says:

    how much did it cost for you to build sir?

  7. xerxes1243 says:

    solamente con lona??? con suerte te durara unos meses

  8. AikenBruce says:

    Such a big effort for little produce.

  9. DavidAlvarezMusic says:

    Thats a wonderful pond! My dad and I are planning to make a pond as well next year when my turtles get bigger. :)

  10. sxceuropean2 says:

    i love it ! and the fish look happy aswell.

  11. sixstringbiker says:

    @mohsinmaqboolranjha :) a very valid comment, however I think it would have taken a bit longer than a few more hours and I really dont think I would have had enough room…maybe one day though :)

  12. mohsinmaqboolranjha says:

    VERY NICE POND…..BUT IF I WAS U I WILL WORK AN HOUR MORE AND MAKE MYSELF A HOME MADE SWIMMING POOL INSTEAD OF FISH TANK …FUK THE FISH THEY R HAPPY IN THE AQUARIUM

  13. AnotherH8er says:

    Looks beautiful~

  14. sixstringbiker says:

    @pakchu100 :) no worries :)

  15. pakchu100 says:

    Thanks for sharing idea….

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