Introduction: Pond Project

Picture of Pond Project

So I decided that I wanted to listen to running water while I sat on the patio. But I didn't want to spend a bundle of money. I decided to try to do it as inexpensively as I could. I spent around $30.00 and a lot of work for the whole thing. I end up with this. What do you think?

Step 1: This Is the Starting Place.

Picture of This Is the Starting Place.

Step 2: Digging the Hole Was Actually Fun.

Picture of Digging the Hole Was Actually Fun.

Step 3: I Had to Catch Myself. I Started to Dig Too Deep

Picture of I Had to Catch Myself. I Started to Dig Too Deep

Step 4: This Will Be the Pond Liner. It Used to Be a Honey Container. Got It for Free.

Picture of This Will Be the Pond Liner. It Used to Be a Honey Container. Got It for Free.

Step 5: The Honey Bin in the Ground :o)

Picture of The Honey Bin in the Ground    :o)

Step 6: Running the Underground Wire Through the Flower Box I Made on the Patio. the Wire Was Given to Me by a Bud From Work. Thanks Gregg!

Picture of Running the Underground Wire Through the Flower Box I Made on the Patio. the Wire Was Given to Me by a Bud From Work. Thanks Gregg!

Step 7: More Wire...

Picture of More Wire...

Step 8: Still More. I'm Running the Wire for the Water Pump.

Picture of Still More. I'm Running the Wire for the Water Pump.

Step 9: This Is the Stone I Collected From the Side of a Highway. Free But a Lot of Lifting. My Back Wasn't Happy.

Picture of This Is the Stone I Collected From the Side of a Highway. Free But a Lot of Lifting. My Back Wasn't Happy.

Step 10: The Stone Had to Be Laid Out in Order to Wash It Before It Could Be Used.

Picture of The Stone Had to Be Laid Out in Order to Wash It Before It Could Be Used.

Step 11: This Is the First Generation of the Waterfall. I Had to Tear It Apart Several Times Just to Get the Water to Flow Right.

Picture of This Is the First Generation of the Waterfall. I Had to Tear It Apart Several Times Just to Get the Water to Flow Right.

Step 12: This Is the Final Build.

Picture of This Is the Final Build.

Step 13: Close-up. :o)

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Step 14: A Few Plants Around the Pond. I Bought the Plant Off of the "dying Plant Rack" Less Than 5 Bucks

Picture of A Few Plants Around the Pond. I Bought the Plant Off of the "dying Plant Rack" Less Than 5 Bucks

Step 15: I Still Need to Spread Some Grass Seed to Fill in the Area of Grass I Killed Making This Thing.

Picture of I Still Need to Spread Some Grass Seed to Fill in the Area of Grass I Killed Making This Thing.

Step 16: Another View......

Picture of Another View......

Step 17: Still Needs Some Detail Work But Mother Nature Will Help With That.

Picture of Still Needs Some Detail Work But Mother Nature Will Help With That.

Step 18: Another Close-up of the Water Falling.

Picture of Another Close-up of the Water Falling.

Step 19: My Helpers :o)

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Step 20: All Told. I Spent Around $30.00 and a Lot of Work to Make This Great Pond That I Will Enjoy for Years to Come.

Picture of All Told. I Spent Around $30.00 and a Lot of Work to Make This Great Pond That I Will Enjoy for Years to Come.

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Comments

dmoore45 (author)2017-02-24

U forgot the water
Pump

lrohret (author)2015-07-08

Great result for low $ input = can't beat it! Good job!

KaylaM6 (author)2015-07-05

Build a fountain

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-07-04

Nice design. It looks really good.