How to build a garden fish pond

27 Oct

How to build a garden pond These pictures are the steps I took when building my pond in my garden. The old small pond was having serious algae issues, so I decided to go big on proper filtration. The Filter I ended up with was a 11000 litre/hour Bio mechanical pressurized unit with built in UV clarifier, I also bought a 5000 litre/hour pump with all the spare capacity I made the decision to dig out and extend my Pond and also add a waterfall and fountain. The original pond was raised and formed a bit of a sitting area so the route for me was to continue this theme all the way round. Once all the digging and shaping was complete a concrete foundation was poured into the shuttering that was supported by the bricks. Once the concrete was set, it was time to get the trowel out and the trusty spirit level and the brickwork was completed using a mix of 4 to 1 (sand to cement). The underlay is one of the most important things to consider, it is the done thing to get hold of some old carpet, this is both very strong and very tough and is ideal. I went to a carpet shop and asked what they did with the carpets that they remove when laying new ones they told me to help myself to whats in their skip….yay!!!….result. So with the entire pond now trimmed with carpet its time to install the liner. Best tip here is to take your time, and slowly fill with water, gently pulling away any crease. That done, its now just a simple matter of completing the brickwork and cutting and cementing


25 Responses to “How to build a garden fish pond”

  1. jordan628trisha October 27, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    very nice job, very clean job to, one question though, why didnt you fill the pond all the way to the top?

  2. sixstringbiker October 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    @LorraineHatrix @ 🙂 right back at ya!!!

  3. LorraineHatrix October 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

    Thank you Paul, a very merry xmas to you and your family.

  4. sixstringbiker October 27, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

    @LorraineHatrix 🙂 hello, thanks for your lovely comment, and I hope that when you get started you will let me know how your getting on with your pond project and hopefully even upload so pictures…merry christmas to you.
    warm regards Paul

  5. LorraineHatrix October 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    Thank you your pond is lovely. I can do this now. XXXX

  6. sixstringbiker October 27, 2009 at 7:06 pm #

    @zelda1bmw glad you liked my little video and I hope that one day you will have one too 🙂 thanks for your comment

  7. zelda1bmw October 27, 2009 at 7:33 pm #

    You did good you would have. To give me some ideas cause I want to do a big nice one for my home when I get it

  8. sixstringbiker October 27, 2009 at 7:35 pm #

    @brucewayne00000 🙂 thank you 🙂

  9. brucewayne00000 October 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm #

    Thanks for responding …
    Glad you changed the filter and installed a way to eliminate green water, must have been really very beautiful, is a great lake!
    Congratulations once more!
    Brazilian hugs atcha!

  10. sixstringbiker October 27, 2009 at 8:34 pm #

    @brucewayne00000 Hi 🙂 actually I have already done this for the exact reasons you said, I now have a 30watt UV and a much bigger filter and pump…and it did the job perfectly 🙂 thanks for you comment

  11. brucewayne00000 October 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    Nice work, congratulations!
    I recommend a potent UV filter to stop the green water … The carp will appear much more oxygen and will improve …
    Brazilian hugs to you!

  12. demonkiller619 October 27, 2009 at 9:54 pm #

    what happends in the winter

  13. sixstringbiker October 27, 2009 at 9:54 pm #

    @pondguru 🙂 thanks for you comment 🙂

  14. sixstringbiker October 27, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    @TreskyTheKid 🙂 well thanks you very much for a terrific comment 🙂

  15. pondguru October 27, 2009 at 10:31 pm #

    Nice job, man.

  16. TreskyTheKid October 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm #

    Dang, thats so cool! You did a real good job! Congrats! :]

  17. sixstringbiker October 27, 2009 at 11:45 pm #

    @DuktTapez 🙂 haha…it certainly would suck!!!! lol during the summer I’ve been known to sit on the edge with me feet in the water, fish seem to love the taste of cheesy feet….haha…thanks for your comment

  18. DuktTapez October 28, 2009 at 12:23 am #

    It’d suck if that lining ripped somehow. =x That thing’s big enough to swim in with your fishies. >.>”

  19. sixstringbiker October 28, 2009 at 12:37 am #

    @dapenguin2 🙂 hello
    below is the information you’re looking for 🙂
    Artist: Musicshake
    Song: Calm Night
    Time: 02:50
    Genre: Instrumental

  20. dapenguin2 October 28, 2009 at 12:45 am #

    beautiful song,i wish i could get a list of all the audioswap songs and try to find it..theres probably hundreds in there though so wont help =(

  21. sixstringbiker October 28, 2009 at 1:35 am #

    @gusto1978 Thanks very much for you great comment, I hope your build goes well and I look forward to seeing the end result 🙂

  22. gusto1978 October 28, 2009 at 2:06 am #

    beautiful nicely done. i’m gonna build 1 and post it too..

  23. sixstringbiker October 28, 2009 at 2:43 am #

    @woodenz hello, you are 100% correct and the pond is full..these pictures where taken during the first fill and stree loading, but know it is full 🙂

  24. sixstringbiker October 28, 2009 at 3:38 am #

    @its1us6again hello…sorry I cant remember 🙂

  25. its1us6again October 28, 2009 at 3:51 am #

    @sixstringbiker do you remember which you got it from? (:

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