The bottom line is, in order to install your own water feature, you should be prepared with all the equipment, knowledge and for a great deal of physical labor. Building a pond usually involves digging a decent-sized hole, knowing how to level all areas correct to consider the sustainability of aquatic plant life and proper skimming levels and be able to place a few tons of rock and gravel. It can be easy if you have all the equipment and a lot of time...or it can be really hard and cause you a world of frustration with poor water quality and leaking issues!
Aquascape Inc. has a 20 step process that we follow here at Dreamscapes Watergardens for every single build that we do. When it comes to pond construction, if you have all the right tools (equipment and knowledge-wise) to get the job done, following 20 easy steps should get your pond in the ground pretty quickly.
Here's a quick synopsis of what should be going on during your pond project.
20 Step Process:
2. Place skimmer and biological filter into position
3. Lay Plumbing
4. Hook up and level biological filter
5. Excavate your pond basin
6. Install the underlayment and then the liner.
7. Install the skimmer
8. Hook up pump and plumbing
9. Rock in pond
10. Wash Stones
11. Fill pond.
12. Build the waterfall
13. Bring in topsoil
14. Build the retaining wall
15. Plug in and teak the waterfall
16. Trim the liner.
17. Mulch the berm.
18. Clean up
19. Add bacteria and refer to owner's manual for daily maintenance questions
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