Building a backyard pond starts with marking out the area. You then hook up parts, add layers, put together other parts, and then clean up.
Find all the steps below-
How Do They Do It?
Brian shakes his head in disbelief. “How do these pond contractors do it? I don’t know where to start with how to build a backyard pond and they’re out there creating masterpieces! It’s mind-boggling to me.”
Amy smiles and laughs softly. “Well, why don’t you look up how they do it? I’m sure you can search Google for how to make a backyard pond. It worked when we looked up the cost of a pond.”
“That’s a great idea! I’d like to know what’s going to happen in our yard instead of just up and starting,” says Brian. He gets out his phone and starts searching.
Here is what Brian finds and shares with Amy:
How To Build A Backyard Pond
- Mark out the area
- Place skimmer, biofalls, and plumbing
- Hook up biofalls
- Dig out the pond
- Install underlayment and liner
- Hook up skimmer
- Place rocks in and around the pond
- Put in underwater lights*
- Install pump and skimmer parts
- Wash off rocks and pump out dirty water
- Begin filling pond
- Build the waterfall
- Put together biofalls
- Bring in topsoil
- Build a retaining wall for berm
- Tweak waterfall once the pond is full enough
- Trim liner
- Disguise liner with mulch, rocks, and plants
- Mulch berm
- Clean up
Follow up steps include purifying your water and adding fish and aquatic plants.
This is how pond professionals who follow the Aquascape process build backyard ponds. Other contractors can use different methods. This one is widely known and approved throughout the backyard pond community.