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A Backyard Pond

Welcome to the new and improved Backyard-Pond-Guide.com.  If you have a pond in your backyard or plan on having one, this is the place to come for valuable information about them.  If you have one, you know how wonderful they are and if you don’t have one yet, you’re in for a pleasant and rewarding experience.

I think you’ll find a lot of the information I offer you can be beneficial and hopefully solve some problems you might have with your pond. Having a pond will enhance your touch with nature.  You’ll get enjoyment with all of the things it brings with it, including fish, frogs, butterflies, birds, pond plants, and all of the flowers you can plant around it.  It really is a nature wonderland when you have one.  It’s relaxing, and your family, friends, and neighbors will love it also.

With a backyard pond, you have water obviously, you can also have plants and fish if you want.

So What’s Involved With A Backyard Pond?

Backyard ponds are not extremely hard to build, and once you do, they’re pretty easy to take care of.  The hardest part, by far, is the digging of the pond.  Depending on what kind of soil you have in your region will determine how difficult it would be. The kind of pond to have is entirely up to you.  From a small preformed one, to one that’s several thousand gallons that needs a liner (EPDM Pond Liner), or anything in between.  Oh, and by the way, you’ll love being able to have fish in it such as Comets and Koi, which you can then call it , your very own fish pond.

Things To Consider Before You Build Your Pond

Try and picture where you sit the most while you’re outside.  Now picture where a great place to put a pond would be.  Is it a flat area? Is it close to an electrical supply? Is it close to a water source? These are just some of the questions you need to answer, if you’re going to have one of these backyard ponds. If you’re going to have a pond of any size, you should know of some of the things that you’re going to need for it.

Things you must have are a good pond liner, a pond water pump, a pond filter, a UV filter, and some pond plants.  Other things to consider are, some fish, an air diffuser, some pond lighting, fish food, and a skimmer. These are some of the things to consider if you want to have a pond. Initially, they can be kind of expensive, however, you will get a lot of enjoyment, as many other people do from their backyard ponds. A lot of the information you find on this site is from my experiences with my backyard pond.  Many of you who already have ponds may have smaller or larger ones than what I have, so take that into account when you’re deciding what equipment you need for it.

All you have to do is use your imagination when creating your backyard pond. The skies the limit!

And Finally

As I said, my wife and I had our pond for about 18 years. By having one for this many years allows us to share with you, and help you understand, what you can do to have a great pond, you know, kind of cut the learning curve. They’re a lot easier to build and upkeep than you think. Once you have one, it’ll bring you years of enjoyment. Guaranteed!

(Update:) We have moved and no longer have our pond, which we ended up having for about 19 years. I will however continue this website and pass along any information that may be of help to you. Take a few minutes and explore Backyard-Pond-Guide.com, see what it’s all about. You might just find an answer to what you’re looking for.  Drop me a line to say hello, I would like to hear from you, especially if you have any questions. Contribute your experiences and send in pictures of your pond which I would like to share with others from all over the world.  Thanks for stopping by, I’m honored to have you, and I hope you come back again.  Peace, Bob

Thanks To You!

I want to thank everyone who submitted pictures for this website.  I appreciate it and I’m sure everyone who gets to look at them appreciates it also.  I hope more people will submit their backyard ponds for the world to see.  You all helped make this website a success, and I thank you.  Bob


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