Building a Backyard Pond Part 4


These are the proud, sore, and tired pond builders.
My sweet husband and handsome son...they are my heroes!


Have you ever considered building a pond or wondered how it works? I'm not qualified to write an instruction manual but let's backtrack a little and look at three important components that 
were used in our pond. A skimmer box where the pump is, a UV filter to treat the water, 
and the waterfall because it's pretty. 

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Connecting the components was as simple as following the instructions that came with everything provided to us by smartpond. The skimmer box, UV filter, and waterfall went together relatively easily. Carrying and placing boulders is the hardest part but this is all up to you to pick and choose. We like big rocks!

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Building a pond takes tough man skills but also artistry and persistence to make 
it functional and beautiful.

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Remember that black liner we used in the hole? 
It's covered up and held in place by the boulders. There's no sign of it now!!
This is a fun reminder of where we were just a short time ago. 

In a few weeks I'll come back to show you more with landscaping in place.
We will also talk about any issues that have popped up or ideas we've had. 

Do you have any questions about this process?
You can ask us and we'll get you an answer. 



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24 comments

Lori said...

I really understand what a hard task this is. My hubby built one years ago. Our pond is much smaller and the pump has to be cleaned about every two weeks. He does all the work and I just get to enjoy it. Yours looks amazing.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Yea for your heroes, Stacey! They did a great job and now you all get to enjoy the beauty of it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You sure have a handsome team of workers. Just one question...do they travel? Would they come to Florida to work? hehehehe! Enjoy your week! Everything looks amazing! Hugs, Diane

Katie Clooney said...

Wow!!! Not only are they handsome, they are talented. My mother always told me to marry someone "handy." My Mr. is fairly handy but not sure he could build a pond. Have a great week!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Stacey,

It's so pretty framed against your fence with that view!

I have never tried to build a pond before....but yours totally inspired me!

Happy day friend!
karianne

Simply LKJ said...

It is going to be so amazing!! I know you will love it.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Three cheers for Mr. PTP and son PTP! Woo hoo! Lookin' good.

Andrea Nine said...

Your guys are the bomb!!!! It is coming together so nice!!! Those boulders are awesome!! So excited to see the finished product, I can hear the water now!!

Eilis said...

It looks great! I suspect you will be the one hard at work now...planting. Have fun!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Getting closer!!! Yu're lucky to have two buff dudes to build the pond! :)

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Lucky lady to have such hard workers! Can't wait to see the final reveal!

Hena Tayeb said...

Looking forward to see it all come together.. lucky to have all your manly men to help out

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh goodness, you've got it made-handsome fellows, a pond, waterfall and now the planting begins!
Enjoy my friend:)
J.

Kathleen Grace said...

It's so pretty! and I imagine it sounds as beautiful as it looks. Well done!

Kim said...

Pond superheroes for sure!! I can't wait to see it all filled in with pretty plants. That sounds like your specialty!!

Sonia said...

Your heroes do great work! I love all the stones in place and can't wait to see when the plants go in!

Carole West said...

This pond is looking amazing, I love the stone! I'm guessing you get to do all the fun planting - enjoy!

Carole @ Garden Up Green

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stacey, the pond is incredible and your heroes did an amazing job. Love the large rocks. You are really going to enjoy the look and sound. Have fun with the planting. Fabulous!!

corners of my life said...

What a monumental task this was. Well done!

The French Hutch said...

What a special place to enjoy, and built with love. Great job, I think it is beautiful…………..

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Nice! You've made a lot of progress. It's going to look so awesome with the plants!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Wow, now the fun part begins! All the pretty plants going in will make it spectacular. Can't wait to see it all completed. Good work, men!
Have a good evening~ Tina

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

This is awesome! Found you via Diy by Design! Love this! laura {not a trophy wife)

Patty Woodland said...

Wow. Your pond is much larger than our little duck pond. I agree about the man power. I just stand there and supervise with my goats. heh
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