Backyard pond

John T

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I've been thinking about a backyard pond/water feature for quite some time

I've got 2 rock formations that have been here, probably since Jesus walked the Earth

It has been my fire pit for quite a few years

But all the kids grew up and doesn't get much use

Anyway, I started digging today

I will add pictures as a progress
 

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AndyD

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Depending on how involved you want to get and how big this is going to be, look into putting a drain below the liner. If you ever have to drain the pond (or it drains on its own) during wet/breakup season, water can fill up the hole and push the liner up. This may not be a concern for your area, but worth considering at this stage (or buying an hour of a pond guy's time for advice).
 
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John T

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Depending on how involved you want to get and how big this is going to be, look into putting a drain below the liner. If you ever have to drain the pond (or it drains on its own) during wet/breakup season, water can fill up the hole and push the liner up. This may not be a concern for your area, but worth considering at this stage (or buying an hour of a pond guy's time for advice).
No liner.
 

NCL4701

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Looks like a very nice starting point for a water feature/small pond.
 

Vlach7

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May consider gradual slope due to drown hazard for little ones, and with no liner the sides will cave in.
 

John T

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May consider gradual slope due to drown hazard for little ones, and with no liner the sides will cave in.
Just the beginning stage ...

nobody besides frogs and birds are swimming here.

Not worried about the sides caving.