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3 Reasons to Attend the Moonlight Pond Tour


1. Inspiration

We promise, if you attend the Moonlight Pond Tour, you will walk away inspired. Whether you’re dreaming about a pond, already have one and want ideas, or you just enjoy beautiful landscapes, the Moonlight Pond Tour is a must-see.

Gazebo Over the Pond

2. It’s a Family-Friendly Event

We love it when people bring their friends and family, let the kids splash in the water, and roast s’mores around the campfire.

Roasting S’mores around the Campfire

3. Mark The Pond Guy

The Moonlight Pond Tour is a great time to ask Mark The Pond Guy’s questions about your pond project. Bring photos of your yard or project and he can give you ideas and direction.

Mark The Pond Guy Speaking at the Tour

Moonlight Pond Tour Gallery

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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!