Ponds, as you well know, are spaces in which a certain amount of water is deposited, either from a natural or an artificial source. Although it is true that ponds are used mainly to have a habitat for aquatic animals, many people choose to make their own pond at home to have a small pool or a beautiful natural space to relax.
How to make a fish pond
Building a fish pond in the garden or in your backyard can be a most satisfying experience, since you will have a habitat nearby where, over time, more and more types of species will arrive (frogs, birds, insects, etc.). Here are some tips to keep in mind before learning how to make a fish pond:
- The fish pond should be in a semi-shady area.
- You should avoid getting debris or debris into the pond.
- The pond should have a drain with grates for when it rains, as this will prevent the water from overflowing. The drain must be at the bottom of the pond and must have a sump or anti-vortex screen to prevent fish from being sucked in.
- The fish pond should be at least 1 meter deep.
- If you want to know how to make a durable fish pond, it is recommended that it have rounded or curved edges for better water flow.
- We recommend installing a sand filter.
Now you are ready to learn how to make a fish pond:
- Once you have cleared the area where you are going to build the pond, dig the hole as in the section “how to make a concrete pond” and cover it with a long-lasting waterproof lining or tarp to prevent deterioration.
- Then, install a filtration system in the same pond to have the best possible water for your fish. You will achieve this by installing a UV water clarifier.
- Place large stones (about 12 inches in diameter) around the pond to help support the pond liner.
- Fill the pond with water from a stream or creek.
- As a final step, let the pond water sit for 3 days before introducing the fish.