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How to build a pond – fish pond uk – how to make a pond

How to build a pond – fish pond uk – how to make a pond

Chances are you found this
video because you’re looking for some help with building a fish pond. Well in this video, How
To Build a Fish Pond, we go into specific details of
why we’re upgrading this old, traditional fish pond with
high maintenance issues. So grab yourself a drink, and
sit back and enjoy the video. Hi, guys, it’s Mark from, you’re trusted resource in the UK for ponds and water features. And what we’ve got here is we’ve got an eight foot by eight foot
round, traditional fish pond. There’s a lot of fish
in this particular pond, and they’ve been in there for
a long time, about 15 years. And we’ve got a very
small filtration system keeping the pond looking good, but it needs weekly maintenance. How crazy is that? Weekly maintenance to me is far too much. You should be cleaning
your filters out every four to six weeks to allow the
beneficial bacteria to colonize. Otherwise, what you’re doing is basically you’re flushing out any
feces on a regular basis, so as soon as the fish defecate
it’s out of the system. So a lot of work, it’s a lot of attention. So what we’re gonna do
is we’re gonna upgrade this particular pond to a
10 foot by eight foot pond. Two foot deep, we’re still
gonna be two foot deep. We’re gonna put rocks and
gravel all around the outside, and also we’re gonna put in
a wetland filtration system that only really needs
cleaning out once a season, or once a year, depending
on the size of the fish, depending on the size of the pond, depending on what you’re
gonna keep in the pond. So what we’re doing today is we’re building a
lovely natural fish pond. Stay tuned for the Any Pond showcase. (slow synthesized music) So before we actually
start digging the pond, what I’m doing is I’m
plumbing in the biofalls so we can actually bury the
pipe underneath the ground. So what I’ve got is I’ve got a 63 mil pipe coming from the skimmer
that I’m gonna tee off. One’s gonna go to the wetland, and one’s gonna go to the biofalls. And what I’m doing is I’m
reducing it down to 50 mil, so the 63 to the 50,
and then basically 1x 50mm goes to the biofalls, and
1x 50mm goes to the wetland. And also, we’re gonna
put on these gate valves so I can regulate the flow, how much water goes down
the (biofalls) waterfall filter, and how much water goes into
the wetland filtration system. So, let’s crack on. (slow synthesized music) So now we’ve got a plan. We’re gonna basically extend
the fish pond two foot that way. As you can see the skimmer
box is gonna go down in there. This is what the skimmer box looks like. We’re gonna turn it around. So we’re gonna have the skimmer here. And we’re gonna have a
waterfall at the back, so that flows down a five-foot stream. And also these. So this is gonna go into the ground and water’s gonna percolate
up through the gravel. We’re gonna put a skimmer box on that side and we’re gonna extend the
pond two foot that way. (slow synthesized music) So now we’ve got all the groundwork done. We’ve gone down to two feet in the middle, we’ve extended the fish pond by two feet. We’ve also excavated around
for this surface skimmer, and also we’ve got the
Wetland filtration system down underneath the ground, and we’re gonna have
gravel on top of there. We’re gonna have a five-foot stream. Wetland filtration. We’ve got the surface fish pond skimmer. So let’s get the underlaying
liner, than the overlay, and then we can start rocking. And what we’re gonna do today
is we’re gonna actually stack a lot of stones around the bottom, to make it look a little
bit more interesting, and also we’re gonna build a big fish cave out of the glass tabletop
that came out of the last one. Now normally, I wouldn’t
use a glass tabletop, but the client wants a big fish cave because the fish are used
to having a big fish cave. So we’re gonna put in a
five foot by three foot piece of glass, and we’re
gonna rock over the top of it, and make it all look nice. So you won’t actually
see it apart from unless you’re actually
specifically looking for it. So carry on watching, appreciate it. (slow synthesized music) As you can see, the
fish pond’s taking shape now. We’ve still got quite a bit of work to do, but as you can see, we’ve
started rocking in the pond. We’ve got pebbles in the bottom. We’ve even put the fish cave in. And today, it’s all about the stream and building the waterfall, and carrying on the creative process. (slow synthesized music) – [Computerized Voice] I am
very impressed with my new pond that Mark has just finished. He listened to my brief and
interpreted it very well. He answered all my questions honestly and understood when I was anxious, and never made me feel silly. I would thoroughly recommend them. (slow synthesized music)

100 comments on “How to build a pond – fish pond uk – how to make a pond

  1. I am really really really unhappy to see such a big number of fish stucked in such a tiny pond :/ The new pond did not create bigger space for them. The only result is that an owner has a clean water, so he/she can admire how stucked the fish are. Terrible. The first thing I would always so is to respect the needs of the animals I want to keep.

  2. I made a pond once {just Goldfish and Guppys (Millionsfish)} that I made just by digging a hole (6 inches to about 2 feet deep),
    and then lining it with that Black Gardening Plastic… lasted a couple of years! Always wanted something similar to this though! Problem is, I can't afford it! Oh, Well! lol Beautiful transformation here… you do great work! 🙂

  3. Thank you for such a helpful video! I am living in Southern California. I want to build my own Koi Pond. The size is 8x8ft. Do you know any place that sells skimmer, filters, pond pump and liners with the good price around my area? And also I really don't know what rock should be used for the pond. Can you help me with that as well? Thank you so much. I very appreciate it!

  4. Isnt 2ft deep a bit shallow? Without a gigantic net, these fish will be easy pickings from predators, surely?? I wouldve gone at least 4ft deep for this sort of pond; that said, I'd stock bottom feeders such as sturgeon so would need the deeper open space. Looks fantastic though, thoroughly impressed.

  5. That music is soul destroying!… ive tried to watch this a few times. I get to the point where he talks about creativity and then ive had enough of this crazy elevator music. I feel like im on hold. – Youre not that creative pal

  6. Erm…wow! This pond is absolutely fantastic! Something for me to aspire to when we move and create a bigger pond. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Just found your channel and love your designs.
    Could I ask you what kind of foam do you use for gluing the rocks etc?

  8. That god-awful music and him spinning around on a time-lapse for far too long is nauseating. Still watching, just muting and fast forwarding to get some basic ideas.
    Nope, sorry – I'm gone. What a terrible video of a concept that should be relaxing and therapeutic.

  9. Hi there , great video , always good to learn more about ponds, I'm building one at the moment, I don't know if you have time or not but on my latest video I'm showing off my back garden project , I don't know if you could give me any advise , I'm building a small upper level terraced pond that will have a small water flow into the lower pond . thank you & all the best with your videos, fantastic to watch, thank you

  10. Hi Mark, what size pond would you recommend for koi? I just wondered as the one you have built here doesn't look all that big? thanks

  11. Awesome work! But out of thousands of comments I have yet to see someone ask, who is that instrumental by?!? I've written like five hooks just watchin the video, fr!! lol……..Naw, seriously….who dat?

  12. You R not T'ing off ov it, you r sweeping into it from a disposal site. A T is 90 degrees a sweep is 30 degres

  13. Does that landscape foam break down in the water? Could it be used in an aquaponics pond if you were pumping the water into growbeds?

  14. Amazing job! Can you please tell us more about the Wetland filter used in the video? It looks like Pondless Pondless® Waterfall Vault from Aquascape. Can it be used as wetland filtration? I checked their site and only wetland filter was the Snorkel + Vault set up, which seems too big and expensive for me.

  15. I really like the appearance of the pond. I just wanted one that was deeper and bigger. Something all pond owners should do at their pond is what you show here. Place some stone or heavy gravel at the bottom so it does not look like a large black plastic bag that doesn't make your fish happy. Koi loves to foraging on the bottom and they can easily here. Fantastic!

  16. great video. will be perfect if you talk a bit more about the products. I notice you put something below the liner then another layer of that same something on top of it. Also about the skimmer, and the waterfall brand and products. not sure we have those in Spain. info will be appreciated

  17. So can your koi survive the winter? And how deep does it have to be to keep koi outside during so?

  18. Great video! That's really inspiring. I'm trying to build something similar in a remote island in the Philippines. All I got from Manila is a pump, a bio filter, and hose. Black liner from China(only one, should I ordered one more?). All the rest come from here, from stones to elbow grease! So, no waterfall foam. Can I replace with cement or tile adhesive, giving the right time to cure?

  19. May I know what is the name of the white fabric you used under and on top or the liner, the concrete-in-a-can product, and the name of the black thing used for the waterfall and filter?

  20. Please maintain the balance of vocal & music. Music gets too loud its disturbing. Otherwise I enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  21. Hi there, great build. I'm currently building a pond for my grandparents, and will be installing rocks. What is that foam glue you're using to secure the rocks in place. Thanks 😊

  22. Not much room for them fish to swim about which means the waste will be constantly making that area they swim In cloudy most of time

  23. Hi there. Fantastic pond and walk thru video. I have a 8ft X 7ft pond I'm going to strip and rescape 'rocking it out' as it's currently plain liner. Please could you tell me the foam you use for the rock fixing please. I've watched your water fall vids to and have inspired me to create my own 👌 much appreciated. bri

  24. I live in Minnesota and I would like a fish pond where the fish can survive all year round how can I do that

  25. What type of rocks are they? How much could a project using that many rocks and them sizes cost roughly? Great vid!

  26. Great video but the music is offense for some reason. Makes me feel like something is wrong and sad. Had to watch with volume down.

  27. Looks amazing but all that work for a tiny fish hole. Looks crammed! They need to be able to swim don’t they?

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