Examples of Many Nice Ponds
From Our Team of Experts

Some fine examples of Ponds built with our Free Advice (Ain't we Nice People??), some ponds we assisted with, some ponds we built (Yes, we build them too!!), and some we just think are real nice ponds.


Click on this image to see the Boss's first pond.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a very natural looking pond.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of landscaping with large rocks around a pond.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a pond by a gazebo.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a back yard pond in a small space.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a rustic looking pond.

Click on this image to see an example of never enough plants.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a small waterfall.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a natural looking pond off a patio.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a symmetrical pond in a large stone patio.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a raised pond.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a pond integrated with a stone patio.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a small rectangular pond.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a pondscape wrapped around a tree.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of an idea to change levels in a pondscape.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a nice;y landscaped backyard pond.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of the first in a series of building a pond with 2x6's.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of the second in a series of building a pond with 2x6's.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of the third in a series of building a pond with 2x6's.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of the forth in a series of building a pond with 2x6's.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of another pond landscaped with rocks.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of another pond landscaped with rocks.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of another nice pond.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a very elaborate pond landscape.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of one idea for getting water back into your pond from an above the pond filter.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of another idea for getting water back into your pond from an above the pond filter.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of an idea for a fountain in your pond.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a Skippy BioLogical Filter ready to have EPDM (liner material) added to the output before building a waterfall to hide that overflow pipe.

Click on this image to see a series of pictures adding and fitting EPDM (liner) to a Skippy Filter before building your waterfall.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a nice waterfall

Click on this image to see a larger picture of an idea for a bog.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of an idea for another nice pond.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of an idea for a pond above ground.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a sluice trough into a pond.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a couple levels of ponds using the same filter.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a pond built into a rock garden.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a pond under construction.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of the same pond nearing completion.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of the same pond after completion.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of another nice pond we built.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of waterfalls connecting a multi-layered pond setup.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of another pretty waterfalls we built.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of Some nice landscaping around a pond, and a way to hide your Skippy filter.

Click on this image to see a closeup of the pond on the left.

Click on this image to see a larger picture of a pond under construction using our suggested 2X6 sidewall design.

Click on this image to see the waterfall end of the previous pond.

Click on this image to see a short stream coming from a Skippy Filter.

Click on this image to see a way to do a tiered pond.

Click on this image to see a close-up of a beautiful pond.

Click on this image to see another close-up of the pond on the left.

Click on this image to see yet another close-up of the pond on the left.


General Tips

You could dig a hole that is too big for your liner, which is a waste of hole digging energy, so do not buy the liner until you are sure of the right size to get. Which brings us back to planning. Keep in mind in the planning stage to account for any underwater features you want in your pond. Shelves for plants, deep holes for wintering, slopes, etc. We are about to talk about liner size vs. hole size, but we also do not want to get real complicated here, so we are going to try and make this as simple as possible. Keep in mind a couple of things we have learned from experience:

In order for a liner to fit properly in the hole, then the liner must be bigger than the hole. The liner must run from past the outside lip of the hole, down the side wall of the hole, across the bottom of the hole laying flat to the deepest part of the hole, up the other side wall of the hole, and over the lip of the other side of the hole. Oh yes, in both directions... length and width. That should be common sense, but sadly some of us did not understand that. Not to mention names, but it was us. (Another dumb mistake, one that now you do not have to make, no need to thank us it is our job.) The formula for all this is: Length + twice the depth for one side of the liner and width + twice the depth for the other side of the liner. Example if your pond (the hole) is 6 feet long and 6 feet wide and 2 feet deep you will need a liner that is 10 X 10. 6 feet to run across the bottom, plus 2 feet to come up one side, plus two feet to come up the other side...6 + 2 +2 = 10.

If you frame in your pond with 2"x6" boards stood on end about 12 inches back from the lip and secured into the ground with 1/2 inch conduit pipes driven into the ground behind the boards, this makes a nice barrier where you can bring the liner up and over the boards where it can be secured by screwing a few slats of wood to the outside of the boards wedging the liner in-between. Also, a couple of other benefits of this design is that you create a under water shelf where you can put bog plants etc. and since the water when full, is actually higher than the surrounding ground by 4 to 6 inches it softens the sides of your pond and looks more natural. If you have a problem following this concept, Go back to Skippy's Home Page, scroll down until you see 3 blue rectangles that say, "Skippy's Basic Pond Book" and click on any one of them.


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