Step-by-Step

Fish pond building - Step-by-Step
There is nothing more restful and satisfying as having your own backyard pond.

In this section of our website we show you Step-by-Step how to build Ponds, Pools and Rockeries. Listed below are the links to the various sections, just click on each link to go to those pages.

BEFORE YOU START

This section looks at the history of water gardens and then we look at how to get ideas and inspiration for your water garden or pond. Planning your pond or water feature is covered as well as safety while you build and after completion of your backyard project.

01 Introduction to Ponds 150x150 - Step-by-Step

For centuries, water has been a source of fascination and inspiration to people of all cultures, making it a common feature of garden design world-wide. This is not surprising since it introduces a magical, sometimes mystical element that is cleansing, cooling and restful. It can also captivate the senses, creating an air of excitement and adding a soothing or splashing sound. Whether your garden is large or small… <Read More>

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BUILDING BASICS

building tools

You do not have to be an experienced builder to construct or install a water feature. There are various types of ponds which you can easily build yourself, as well as fountains and smaller features that take the minimum of time and effort, and very few skills. There are, however, certain basic building principles which should be completely understood… <Read More>

 

BEST POND BUILDING METHODS

Set out circle or oval

The simplest pond to set out is an irregular one which is to be sealed either with a flexible liner, concrete, clay or bentonite clay. Here accuracy is not essential, providing you maintain the basic size and shape you have used for estimating materials. When utilizing a rigid shell, you can place this on the ground… <Read More>

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FINISHING OFF

An unusual water feature

Once your water feature is complete, you may connect the electrics, fit the pump and perhaps a filter, and make sure you are happy with the lighting arrangements in this part of your garden or patio. Plants and fish may now be introduced to ponds, pools… <Read More>

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BACKYARD PONDS AND POOLS

koi pond

Most ponds and pools are permanent features which are constructed using rocks, bricks, concrete and other materials. These structures can be set in the ground, raised above the level of the surrounding garden or patio, and have either a formal or informal appearance. Even a prefabricated pond or a… <Read More>

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FORMAL PONDS & POOLS

Pond reflections

The two basic garden types are defined as formal and informal. Formal ponds and pools and informal ponds and pools are classified in the same way. There is a tendency to refer to the formal version as a pool and the informal as a pond, which iis not strictly correct. Some garden… <Read More>

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Formal Face Brick Pond >>

Pond With Planters >>

Water Feature Pond >>

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INFORMAL PONDS & POOLS

lily pond.

Unless the architectural genre of your house fits a formal garden style, it is likely that you will plant the garden in an informal manner. Even if your house is formal in style, you may still decide on a more casual or… <Read More>

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Install a PreCast Pond >>

 

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NATURAL WATER GARDENS
MOVING WATER
FOUNTAINS
CROSSING WATER
SMALL WATER FEATURES
GLOSSARY

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