Introduction: Build a Storage Closet Pond
You can build a container pond out of almost anything. This is a pond that I built out of an old plastic storage closet.
Step 1: Pop Off the Doors and Shelving
I happen to have a plastic storage closet that I was ready to chuck. This gave me an idea! So, I popped off the shelving and the door.
Step 2: File Down Rough Edges
Then I filed down the rough edges and removed any screws.
Step 3: Find a Nice Sunny Location
I found a nice sunny place and laid the storage closet on its backside.
Step 4: Line With Thick Plastic Sheeting
Then I lined the closet with 4 mil. black plastic sheeting and cut it to size.
Step 5: Don't Do What I Did!
In the process of helping my husband line the new "cheap" pond, I stepped over a pile of lumber and stepped down on a huge nail! I learned my painful lesson, DO NOT wear crocks in a construction area!
Step 6: Add Water and Plants
A day and 1 hospital visit later, I hobbled out to the pond and finished the job. It looks great! All I need to do is add some goldfish or minnows for mosquito control and I'm all set. In the cold winter months, I will attach clear plastic sheeting to the fence to protect the plants from frost. I can also lower the water level and drape the sheeting right over the pond for protection.
The plants I put in this pond are floating water hyacinth and floating water lettuce, but you can put in water lily too. The water hyacinth is the plant with the purple flowers. See more about pond plants on my website and on my facebook page.