Hey there, guys. I'm thinking about putting in some sort of a small pond in our yard. The idea is to do something like this, but oval shaped and a bit smaller.
There's a section of our yard that's kind of secluded, so I thought it'd be cool to put the pond in with a bridge which kind of gets you to the area that's well surrounded by trees, bushes, etc.
I have absolutely no idea what I'm getting into with this. I'd clearly have to rent a backhoe of some sort, as it would take me years to dig by hand. It'd be nice if I could get it about the average depth of your average fish pond... like the kind of thick black plastic ones you can get at hardware stores and drop in place.
I hadn't planned on any pumps or anything, but thinking about it now if there's fish a bubble pump would almost be needed to keep from freezing... or else I could bring the fish inside in a massive tub and keep it running in the basement until spring.
What I'm mostly concerned is about how to set up the actual pond. I mean, it clearly has to be lined with something. I suppose I could look for a super large plastic liner but I'm not too sure. I'm also a little unsure of the tree nearby, which will be within 5-5 1/2 feet @ the closest point.
What do you guys think? Doable? If so, any advice on getting started?