Build a Water Garden or Backyard Pond in 20 Steps

Aquascape wrote the book on building the backyard pond and water garden. Our years of innovation and close industry collaboration have paved the way for contractors, retailers, and consumers to understand the proper way to build a water garden in 20 simple steps. To find out more about pond constructoin and installation take a look at our list of 20 essential water garden products, view our full line of water garden supplies, and find a local Aquascape Certified Contractor near you.

Pond Construction & Installation

1.  Mark pond area

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2.  Place skimmer & BioFalls® Filter

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 3.  Lay plumbing

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 4.  Hook up BioFalls® Filter 

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5.  Excavate pond

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6.  Install liner & underlayment

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 7.  Hook-up skimmer 

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 8.  Rock in pond 

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  9.  Position underwater lights

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 10. Wash stones 

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 11. Fill pond. Lunch time!

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12. Build waterfall & stream

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 13. Bring in top soil   

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14. Build retaining wall

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15. Tweak waterfall

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 16. Trim liner

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17. Mulch berm

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  18. Clean up

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19. Bacteria & owner's manual  

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 20. Enjoy!   

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