Pond Project




Introduction: 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.

Step 2: Digging the Hole Was Actually Fun.

Step 3: 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.

Step 5: 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!

Step 7: More Wire...

Step 8: 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.

Step 10: 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.

Step 12: This Is the Final Build.

Step 13: Close-up. :o)

Step 14: 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.

Step 16: Another View......

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

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

Step 19: My Helpers :o)

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.

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    2 years ago

    What size (GPH or LPH) water pump did you use? Is it safe to assume that it would be a lower flow pump due to you getting the other materials for free? Trying to get an idea of what I can properly manage with a 2000 GPH pump. (Ideally, a small pond/resevoir with 2-3 shorter waterfalls is the goal... nothing elaborate, something aesthetic to the ears and the eyes.

    Great concept for a budget! Loving it!


    4 years ago

    U forgot the water


    6 years ago on Introduction

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


    6 years ago

    Build a fountain