How to Build a Small Pond

 

Step 1

Start by using a piece of string or rope to mark the shape and location of the pond.  For this 200 gallon pond, the overall dimensions will be approximately 3 ft. x 6 ft., with a depth of 1½ ft.

Step 2

Once you are happy with the shape, start digging the first tier of the pond.  We recommend having levels in your pond. This will provide a shelf to hold plants and accessories.

Step 3

Begin digging the second tier of the pond. Keep some dirt for leveling if needed

 

Step 4

Lay the liner. There should be at least a 10-12 in. overhang. If roots and/or debris are present, line the bottom with old carpet or sand to protect the liner from punctures.

Step 5

Begin filling the pond. Adjust the liner edges, smoothing any wrinkles as it fills. Stop filling halfway.

Step 6

Assemble the Complete Filter Kit with Pump using the nozzle head of your choice.