How to Build a Garden Pond (DIY Project) FULL VIDEO!

My DIY Garden Pond Project Beginning to Completion.
Look looks like my pond after 1 month:
What to feed the fish! Feeding the carp in the pond, his pond.
The CLEAR pond, pond without chemicals !!! Quick clean up the pond.
Why pop-FISH! Aeration system for the pond!

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See the full process of creating my pond on my Russian channel:

PART 1: How to make a pond with his hands. Quickly and reliably make your own pond!
PART 2: Pond with his hands carp – 2.
Part 3: How to make a pond – a pond with fish – Part 3.
Part 4: How to make a carp pond with his hands – 4. Make a pond!
Part 5: How to make a pond with his hands – 5. Make a pond on their own!

Main reason is because you want one! Benefits are: its very soothing to look at and interesting to see all the wildlife it attracts – frogs, dragonflies, newts if you’re lucky and much more. You need to decide whether you want a natural wildlife pond or a formal one – I reckon formal ones are easier to build, but if you go for that option make sure there is somewhere that tiny froglets etc can climb out – a basket of eg water iris in one corner would do nicely.

Down side is occasionally you may need to empty it, especially if it isn’t big enough – you really need a minimum of about 8 x6 feet for the water to stay balanced well. You will need to put a net over it in autumn if there are trees nearby, to prevent a lot of leaves blowing into it. Digging the hole is hard work and you need to put the excavated stuff somewhere.

Get some books from the library about garden ponds – you will find heaps of helpful information. Better than looking on the net as you can keep referring to them.

Before you start

It’s easy to create a simple pond in your own garden. Always consider the following:
•The view of the feature from every angle of the garden and house.
•The type of pond – will you use a liner or a preformed pool?
•The size of the pond.
•The type of plants you wish to grow. Different plants require different depths of water.
•Avoid shady areas, especially near deciduous trees.
•Seek professional advice when constructing complicated designs and using electricity to operate pumps.

What to do

Marking out
•Define the perimeter of the pond, either with string, a length of hosepipe, or by trickling a layer of dry sand through your fingers.
• Remove the turf from the area and stack neatly away from the working place.

•Excavate the area with a spade to the depth of the first shelf. Mark the outline of the shelf with sand or string.
•Dig out the centre of the pond and either add additional shelves, or dig until the required maximum depth has been reached.
•Check each shelf is level.

Wildlife in mind
•Move the dug-out soil to another area of the garden.
•Check the sides of the pond following the profile you intended. It’s a good idea to give one side of the pond a gentle slope to offer animals, such as hedgehogs, a means of escape if they fall in.

Lining the pond
•Remove any lumps or sharp stones from the hole. Then spread a 3cm (1.2in) layer of soft builder’s sand over the area. This will help protect the butyl liner being punctured.
•A layer of pond underlay or old carpet above the sand will provide additional protection.
•Get a friend to assist in unfolding the butyl liner. Spread it evenly over the hole taking care not to damage it by dragging it on the ground. Secure the sides of the liner with bricks.

Filling up
•Start filling the pool with water and pull the edges of the liner so that it fits neatly over the contours of the pond.
•Continue filling the hole with water until the pond is full.
•Trim the sides of the liner leaving a 30cm (12in) overlap around the sides of the pond.
•Cover these with paving slabs, or if you want to create a more natural effect, lay turf up to the water’s edge.
•The liner should be covered to prevent sunlight causing it to perish. Position plants and add oxygenators. If you want to add fish wait six weeks until the plants are established.


Bandu Karunarathne says:

what is this song.. pls.. Im interested in this..the first song..

TheFrogprince2 says:

1.dig a hole
2. wait for it to rain

Anna Bean says:

Never put a water feature in your yard without some type of movement. It beomes breeding ground for mosquitos!

partypoison485 says:

wow…. this is bad.
the water has no movement to it whatsoever, i bet it will turn into an algae filled pit of death.. you need aeration in the water, mate. otherwise, all you have built is a stagnant pit that is an eyesore.
you Russians are an unique bunch… there were so many things about this pond that doesn’t make any sense.. but, as long you are happy.. i guess.

Carol Farkas says:

some wind-up plastic fish would go great with that blue plastic liner

Ronny Stevens says:

Nul… Trop profond pour la largeur et tout ce plastique…
Avant on fait un plan et surtout on réfléchie.
Vidéo bcp trop longue et sponsorisé pas cool….

Cat O says:

Simply ghastly!!!

Kristinsmummy says:

It’s very nice but I’m not keen on the blue lining. Takes away from the natural look of the pond, and becomes the focal point. But to each their own. Otherwise pretty nice. I would add a pump also, I’m not sure if you did or not off screen.

kebabish007 says:

love your job hard work 10 out 10

The Rickiest Rick says:

You should’ve used flat sandstone rocks to cover up that ugly blue liner

Marie M says:

Looks like you did a lot of work but there must be a way to build a pond without all the plastic.  What happens to the plastic over time I wonder?

New Life Living says:


Rodie Joesph says:

do you realize you could never do this in Texas your dirt cuts like butter. we don’t use shovels we use pole diggers.

Braden Andersen says:

The pit to hell

Rita de cassia araujo says:


Frank Young says:

pond is very very deep , keep out of children’s reach

Samantha Oseguera says:

not to deep I have a little girl

You F'coffee says:

Personally using these materials I would put the sand in first then the plastic liner and then given it a layer of cement which I would have stuck the cobbles onto.

kimuseni says:


30deblanc says:

Ewww the spider in the glove lol shake the glove out next time lol

Fatoma Lebanon says:

great work mr
i salute u

Rafael Gasper says:

hermoso talento el. de los trocitos

Icecreamgirl26 says:

Did anyone notice the chicken in the background???

Andrew C. says:

Love the music at the beginning. Sounds very Pink Floyd-ish.

Alan Kidd says:

Good initial concept. However, consider using larger tiers or pond shelves so you can completely cover the liner with larger natural stones, boulders and gravel… and you can hide the edges of that glowing blue liner of the pond with Rock On A Roll or blend in with gravel and stone. Covering the liner will help protect it from UV and help naturalize your pond to the surroundings. Your liner will last much, much longer.

Additionally, reduce your work and routine maintenance with a pond pump and filtration system. Your water will be clear instead of muck green as in your video from 1 month later. Unless you have fish, your pond doesn’t need to be any deeper than 2 feet. All you have is time…might as well spend your time relaxing and enjoying your pond instead of maintaining it. Enjoy bud. 🙂

Paula Smith says:

what is the powder stuff you are sprinkling all over the pond

KaputTV says:

Ощущение, что некоторое непонимание процесса, всю основную работу проделал, еще чуть чуть и совсем хорошо бы было..
1 – все укрепил цементом, кроме самой важной части – “глубинного стакана” эту часть всегда жестким каркасом делают.
2 – вместо десяти пленок кладут геотекстиль, или хотя бы мешками застелил, чтоб пленка лежала на мягкой подкладке и не рвалась
3 – а как же эстетика?? идея в том, что пруд должен выглядеть как настоящий природный, а не как детский пластиковый круг с водой, куда тыкнули пучок травы, есть куча видео где показывается как скрыть пластик.

Chopped pork 99 says:

I would not want to be the fish living in that thing or so called pond

Pamela says:

wow…you should have considered a black liner.

Joe Kehoe says:

here is a trivia question: what kind of a scumbag asshole intentionally adds advertisements throughout the video? Answer: Rybakow Fine Art!

jeremy raymond says:

no pomp? no filter? no water flow? in what episode of pound gone wrong can i see your pound?

4thGloryMonday says:

great vid man. wish my soil was as easy to work with like urs, had to hire a back hoe to come out and finish my dig

Chris Hannay says:

I love the deep part of yourr pond,Fish might be able to keep warmer in winter in that hole.My partner was a fencer so next time we do a pond will create something like yours.Love your pond and thanks for the ideas,

Christ Julius says:

If you want to make eco just use inplix handbooks

Tayyaba Kanwal says:


PalJoey1957 says:

Rube Goldberg

TheTiny ShinyCottage says:

hhahaah the cat can cut the nylon :):):P

deezie says:

nice video, your pond is beautiful***


john sjolander says:

i like the music,anyone know the playlist


why make it soooooooooooooo deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep?


why all the plastic showing

Miguel Rodriguez says:

what’s the background music name??

subliminaryseduction says:

why make a video with no voice over?

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