Hi guys, thought I would look for some advice. I have a perfect spot to build a pond - right beside the deck there is a small (5' or so) slope leading down to a nice glen beside the vegetable garden...it's probably the most private spot on the property and really ideal for a pond area in many ways. Problem is it's low ground and I hit ground water that pooled in the bottom at only about 2 feet. I was just going to go 3 feet and about 10x10. I'm wondering what a pro's opinion on this would be. Should I dig as deep as I can and hope for the best? How much pooling water is too much (it's spring, so whatever I find now will likely be the most it will be). I'm in Ontario, so my concern is if the pond is too shallow my pond will freeze solid and the plants will die. Is this correct? Would it probably freeze solid at 3 feet anyway? I really don't want to move the pond as it's so perfect where it is...I guess I'm just looking for any experienced advice on how you would approach it. I can post pics if desired. Thanks folks.