CAN ANYONE BUILD A POND?

Perhaps in your research, you've seen the ads for pond kits?  Just mix a weekend, twenty simple steps, a couple of friends, and a six pack... and Presto! A Water Garden to kill for!  Take a moment to see the ponds below, actually done by homeowners and some by landscape companies who claimed to be pond builders.  Designing and creating a beautiful, functioning pond is a LOT more than a hole, a "pond kit," rocks, and water.  Ponds are living eco-systems. Pond building is not learned in a few 5 minute videos.

Keep in mind: It costs MORE to fix poor design and workmanship than it does to properly construct a natural attractive water feature from the beginning.

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 "IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO DO IT RIGHT, YOU BETTER HAVE THE MONEY TO HAVE SOMEONE ELSE DO IT OVER"

 

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I am sure the professional who built the above displayed pond and waterfall convinced the homeowner that he knew what he was doing.  All I can say is, "BAD DUCKY."


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 Truly, my best advice is:

Do not try to build a pond "on the cheap.

Online Kits often have components that just do not deliver what a true professional pond builder can design and install. Even though the kits are from major manufacturers,  the online sales departments are not in your backyard assessing what will really work in your actual environment. 

Swimming pool components/filters do NOT work long term.  A pond is a living eco-system. Its construction and set up are not learned from a few five minute YouTube videos.  Designed and built right, it will give you years of enjoyment.  Built improperly, it will be become a swampy nightmare.        

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