View Full Version : my first padio pond finished

07-22-2008, 01:16 AM
Some pictures of my small pond. start to finish. This is my personal pond, I want to start building some small ponds for costomers but first i needed practice so i built my own first. I was very limmited on money so if i didnt use all the best materials its because of my small budget.
I realy enjoyed building it and now i love to just come home from work and watch it and all the new plants grow. everyday there seems to be something new happening in it. i loaded the pictures backward by mistake.http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l284/supertigre/100_0889.jpg

ANC Stone Creations
07-22-2008, 03:52 AM
Looks awesome, especially for your first time.

With that awsome hillside you have, it would have been cool to have a stream starting out in front of the patio to the right side drop down the hill couple of feet meander towards the deck with falls falling with the deck then meander back to the right and then fall into the pond near the fence at the bottom of the hill.

I have built them at my house as well, they started out small and quickly had visions and ideas of larger ones, just like most of my customers.lol

07-22-2008, 08:04 AM
Yes if it wasnt for my limmit in money i could have a three or four tier water falls and maby 3 lower ponds. I did all the labor myself not one dime was spent on other peoples labor and i still spent over 2,000.00 It seems like every weekend i go buy more stuff. anyway i even installed underground irrigation to water the plants and add water to the pond. now that i finished this one i have so many new ideas for future ponds but i need to save them for costomers I cant spend anymore on my own ponds my wife told me so.

07-22-2008, 08:55 AM
Is that a pondsweep skimmer?


07-22-2008, 02:31 PM
Yes its a pondsweep pro made for small ponds.

07-31-2008, 04:16 PM
very, very nice. Looks like the deck is a perfect place to relax and have a beer or two. Good job. I wish I had some of that talent!

08-03-2008, 11:33 PM
Very attractive addition to your back yard. Excellent work!

08-04-2008, 11:10 PM
Really excellent, especially for your first attempt! But, if you do put in a bid, call it a "patio pond", not a padio pond. Nicely done.

08-05-2008, 12:21 AM
WOW! very nice work!

08-05-2008, 10:42 AM
Very nice. Now you need some Koi. Wife loves coming home from work and feeding the fish!!!

08-05-2008, 10:37 PM
Thanks it was hard work for me, but it seems i always need a project to do when I'm at home. I'm already getting ideas for more decks etc.
Yes Ill be sure to use spell check next time I've always been bad at spelling.
My wife is always getting on to me for coming home from work and sitting in my Budweiser chair and drinking a few to many.

08-20-2008, 04:54 PM
What kind of light did you use?

08-21-2008, 08:21 PM
I'm not sure about the lights i believe they are the same ones found at Lowe's, three underwater lights on one wire with a transformer. i cut off the transformer so i could wire directly into my outdoor lights system. Since these pictures i also installed a LED water fall light that changes colors RED,BLUE, YELLOW. and also a pond fogger in the top pond. Now my wife told me that Ive PIMPED my pond, so i might have went to far with the outdoor lights and all.

Chestnut Oaks Prez
08-21-2008, 09:14 PM
Very nice. Now you need some Koi. Wife loves coming home from work and feeding the fish!!!

If they are like my Koi, his lillys want look that good:) If I don't give them a head of lettuce they will eat every lilly:laugh:
Pond looks good though.

09-07-2008, 10:37 PM
What pump, filter etc did you use on your pond.

My new one is gonna be almost that exact same thing.

Great job, and I'll tell you something else useful a pond is good for.

Saturday morning @ 6:00AM I like to get my reclining lawn chair and park it next to my pond and sleep a couple more hours, it's awesome.

09-08-2008, 08:34 AM
I used a Pond sweep Pro skimmer with a Auqua surge 2500 pump. The water fall box is home made 18" deep hole with filtering gravel so the pumps pushes all the water into the bottom threw the gravel and then over the falls.

09-08-2008, 09:19 AM
hey thanks for the quick reply. It's always good to see start to finish pix like yours.

XStream Aquatics
09-08-2008, 05:59 PM
AquaSurge has a nice 3 year warranty and low amps, but have two problems with it. One, not made for alot of head, it drops quickly. Two, stops up to easy. The commercial grade pumps can handle solids up to 1 1/4" while I've seen small pieces of goo clog up the AquaSurge.

09-09-2008, 04:49 AM
very nice! It would have been nicer if that was mine..heheh:cool2:

09-22-2008, 09:22 PM
What kind of light did you use?

I thought he was going to say budlight. Looks good by the way.

05-26-2009, 12:11 AM
Well i just thought i would share a couple pictures of my pond this spring its a year old and looking better than ever. BUT just this morning i went to feed my one year old 5 gold fish and they were all gone??? so i guess the Hearings have finally found my pond. now im making trying to figure out what to do now i cant just buy more to feed the birds.

TurfTrimmer 92
06-01-2009, 10:26 AM
Looks good , and the bird problem maybe get a thin screen to put over it