In early 2016, I plan to decorate the backyard of my house. I have a backyard with a size of 7.5 m x 3.5 m. I had an idea to make a fish pond in the backyard.
For the record, I do not have the expertise to build a pond at all. I'm just looking for references on the internet and apply directly. I build this pond without professional pond builder. The pond will be 210 cm x 180 cm . Take a look at the picture for the details.
Step 1: Material
As it should, at the beginning of my development to prepare the necessary materials and tools. You can see the list of materials and tools needed below :
- Pond materials :
- Thin Stone
- Wood Planks
- Submersible Pump
- Pipa PVC
- L Socket
- Dop PVC
- PVC Glue
- Stone Pot
- Decorative Plants
- Tools :
- Measuring Tape
Step 2: Excavate the Soil
The next step I did is dig the soil as deep as 30 cm. Because of this pond will be used for the turtle, so I do not dig too deep.
Step 3: Assemble the Brick
Next step is assemble the brick for the pond wall
Step 4: Covering the Brick
Cover the brick with mortar. indgredients of the mortar is cement and iron sand. The ratio is 1:5
After the mortar dry. Apply the waterproofing grout for the inside of the pond.
I also installing natural stone for the outer pond wall.
Install water pump and plumbing.
Step 5: Enjoy the Pond
After all fill in the water and fish :)