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Four Before and After Projects


Nothing inspires a water garden lover like great before-and-after pictures! These are some of our favorites, as they show how a water garden can transform your space.

Want to see your water feature on our blog? Just email your photos and story to heather@markthepondguy.com.

20 Steps to Building a Backyard Pond


Pond building doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Do your research, get solid advice from reliable experts, use high-quality products, and follow all manuals and handbooks that come with the products. The following 20-steps is the process we use at The Pond Store to install all our customers ponds. Follow these 20 simple steps and you will have a beautiful, low-maintenance pond to enjoy for many years to come!

20 Steps to Building a Backyard Pond

  1. Mark pond area
  2. Place skimmer and BioFalls® Filter
  3. Lay plumbing
  4. Hook-up BioFalls® Filter
  5. Excavate pond
  6. Install liner & underlayment
  7. Hook-up skimmer
  8. Rock in pond
  9. Position underwater lights
  10. Wash stones
  11. Fill pond
  12. Build waterfall & stream
  13. Bring in top soil
  14. Build retaining wall
  15. Tweak waterfall
  16. Trim liner
  17. Mulch berm
  18. Clean up
  19. Add bacteria and read Owner’s Manual
  20. Enjoy!