DIY Outdoor Plumbing Project: Backyard Pond Designs

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by plumbingcorona No Comments

The existence of backyard in housing always offers a lot of opportunities for you to use your imaginations and creativities to decorate it. One of the decoration ideas mostly chosen by people is adding pond on it. There are some things that you should put into consideration before creating a pond in your backyard. Get to know how to conduct Outdoor Plumbing Project: Backyard Pond in this article.

How to Pick Perfect Location for Your Backyard Pond

The first thing you have to think carefully is the location where you will build the pond at your backyard. This is very important since the location chosen will influence the whole look of the backyard. Here are some things you should do in order to find the perfect location for your backyard pond.

  1. General Terrain

General terrain should be the first thing you should consider well. Just keep in mind to not picking up area on the bottom of a slope as the location for your backyard pond. This is because the rainwater that runs off the area will muddy your pond. This will be dangerous for the plants and fish in it. Instead of choosing bottom of a slope, you can choose a low-laying area to prevent rainwater reaches the pond location.

  1. The Conditions of the Soil

Make sure to consider the condition of the soil where you will create your pond. The perfect soil for backyard pond is clay soil since this kind of dirt usually fits to create liners of a flexible pool.

  1. Intended Use

The next thing to consider is intended use of the pond. Building a pond in a private backyard will allow you to get secluded retreat. So, make sure that you put concern on the sun exposure since it will affect the plants and fish you put in the pond.

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How to Build a Backyard Pond

Building a backyard pond is not too complicated, here are the steps you need to know.

  1. To outline the contour of the pond, you can apply heavy rope or garden hose on the grass and then marking it by using paint.
  2. The next step is digging the dirt up along the outline up to 2 inches of depth.
  3. Use a shovel to dig the main part of the pond up to 12 inches in depth.
  4. Create a space for the border materials to recess by stripping away the pond’s perimeter up to 12 inches.
  5. Cushion the liner of the pond by spreading sand layer about 1 up 2 inches on all of the surfaces that lay horizontally.
  6. To make the line of the pond become more malleable, you should lay it out in the sun exposure for about 1 hour.
  7. To settle the liner out, you can put two inches of water into it.
  8. Then fill in the pond with some water and add natural materials to cover the liner and makes the pond more beautiful.
  9. Put just a few fish for coloring the pond and water movement.

If you need assistance or help to install and handle the water source and line, please contact us whenever you need us. It’s our pleasure to help you.

 

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