thanks for all the nice comments yes i am very pleased with my pond it has taken me 3 months to complete but i think it looks cool Dale it started out @ 3.4 X 2 X 1.25 external finished size is 3.2 X 1.6 X 1 meters internal plus small pool @ 1.25 X 0.85 X 0.75 filled with plants (this was going to be where i was going to have my filter but i then decided to have a pressurized filter so dug a new hole next to pond and buried it and covered it with decking this area also houses all the electric points ) as the blocks and insulation took up more room than i expected so be warned anyone who builds a pond make it as big as you can as size matters LOL i will now make a blog in the next few days to cut down this thread to try to pass on my experiences to others who would like to build a pond and hope it will help them make less mistakes as they will as they build PS if i can help anyone please ask goody5555
Dude just got back from working away to find my missus has been looking through this site and she showed me your thread saying "i want one of those"!! Mate i have been trying to get her to agree to another tank for ages and now SHE wants a pond! A Pond What a result! i cant thank you enough and will be picking your brains for the build. Have you written the blog for this? cant wait to get started. Again thanks a million mate
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is the future. Today is a gift, thats why its called the present!
hi Flushfolder thanks for comments if you need help just give me a shout ill do all i can my missus said i was having a mid life crisis when i started my pond on my birthday in may (46) and first comment from her was what are you doing? and then hope you are not going to leave that great pile of Sh*** i mean muck there but now she loves it and spends more time than me looking at the fish and feeding them as for the blog i am off work all this week so will find time to do it soon ps just post any question matter how stupid you may think it is there is always someone who will take pity on you ans give you some answers lol
Like you say, the harder work is yet too come, i.e looking after it. My wife said too me when I first built mine " What the hell are you doing to the garden?" She loves it now when the sun is out and she hears the water fall flowing......
My hubby built our pond last year too at the grand old age of 45...this is after buying the mid life crisis Harley Davidson and deciding it wasn't what it was cracked up to be so sold the Harley and built the pond and bought a Beemer instead!!
I love the pond and YES we had to make it bigger and deeper this year and I (the Mrs love nothing better than sitting next to the pond with a nice glass of wine listening to the waterfall and watching the fish....but I deserve it cos I did help to build it too!! but now he still hankering over another motorbike MEN!!!!