Rock Springs Water Gardens Building a Pond
 

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.
 
 
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