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Traditional Pond

Add beauty to your outdoor area with a traditional pond.

Water features are a great addition to any backyard, providing tranquility to your landscape. Natural stone, river rock and the sound of trickling water combine to create the perfect ambiance. With its simple construction, our traditional pond offers the perfect focal point for your retreat.

SEE ALL THE STEPS

  •  There are 6 steps to completing this project:
    Step 1  PRE-FORMED LINER PLACEMENT
    Step 2  LEVELING LINER
    Step 3  DEBRIS/DIRT REMOVAL
    Step 4  BIO-PUMP ASSEMBLY
    Step 5  PUMP PLACEMENT
    Step 6  FINAL STEPS
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED

  • 1/2" Vinyl Tubing
    42 Gallon Pre-Formed Pond
    Aquatic Plants
    Beckett Pond Clarifier
    Beckett Water Garden Kit
    Decorative Landscape Stone
    Goldfish Spitter
    Levelling Sand
    Mossy Boulders
    River Rock
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

  • Gloves
    Hammer
    Level
    Shovel

1  PRE-FORMED LINER PLACEMENT


Place pre-formed liner where desired. Using a hammer drive stakes around the perimeter of the liner outlining where to dig. Dig the hole slightly larger than the circumference of the stakes The rim of the liner should be above the ground but, not more than 4"s.


2  LEVELING LINER


Place liner in hole and check for level. Once level begin back filling in all directons. Backfill the remainder of the hole creating a natural slope around the surface of the liner.


3  DEBRIS/DIRT REMOVAL


Remove any dirt and debris from inside the liner. Fill the liner 1/3 full with water and check to make sure it is still level. Adjust the liner if necessary. Continue filling the pond within 2 inches from the top.


4  BIO-PUMP ASSEMBLY


Assemble the Beckett bio-filter as per the instructions. Insert the pump and cover with bio elements in the box. Replace the lid. Place the entire filter into the bottom/center portion of the pond. Weight the box down with landscape stones. Attach the extension tube/nozzle. Plug in the filter and adjust the nozzle to the desired height.


5  PUMP PLACEMENT


Prepare the river rock by thoroughly rinsing off all small debris. Add the clean rock to the bottom of the pond. This will help camouflage the pump and wires. Add decorative slate/limestone rock around the entire upper edge to camouflage the upper rim.


6  FINAL STEPS


Lastly, add Beckett Pond Clarifier and the decorative pond art. Wait 24 hours before adding any aquatic plants. Note: Always use GFCI outlets when installing water features. GFCI outlets are found in the electrical department.