So, you're thinking of building pond? Okay...Here's some photos of how we do it!
1-If you look closely, you'll see where we've marked the
edge of the pond before we begin to dig.
4-Note the shelves for plants around the perimeter.
7-A felt liner is laid to cushion against any sharp objects.
10-A vinyl lining covers the felt, then rocks are added
13-With most of the rocks laid in the pond, it is still hard to visualize what the final result will be.
16-A hole is dug at the top of the main falls, where a bio-filter will be installed.
19-You can finally start to see what we're accomplishing.
22-Moving a single rock will change the flow and sound of the water.
25-All that's left is to complete the landscaping.
2-Then we begin to dig...
5-The skimmer that holds the pump is set.
8-Will this yard ever look good again???
11-The liner is completely covered with rocks
14-The lining must be attached to the skimmer
17-More Rocks...this time to create the base for the main Waterfall.
20-The pump has been started...we are watching the filter fill with water
23-Harold is making final adjustments in how the water will flow on the smaller falls.
26-Some plants are being added to the pond itself.
3-and dig...and dig!
6-We use a lot of rocks...often the biggest expense.
9-Time for a well deserved break!
12-Handling the rocks requires a lot of breaks!
15-There must be a good fit between the liner and skimmer to assure that no leaks develop.
18-Water has been added to the main pond.
21-Finally...the water is starting to flow!!!
24-Here you can see the entire project coming together.
27-Here's the completed pond with the fresh landscaping.