Building a Farm Pond

Before building a farm pond there are some questions that should be answered. A farm pond is a beautiful and wonderful addition to your property and with proper planning you can ensure that your pond will be a great asset and not a liability.

When building a farm pond you should

  • Plan out the size and depth of the pond
  • Have an idea of how many gallons your pond will hold
  • Decide if your pond will be above the ground or below the ground

You will also have the option of adding many different aquatic fish and plants to your pond. You should also account for the tools and devices that will be required by your pond before you begin building it as well. Finally, a total cost should be estimated before you begin building a farm pond.

Finding the right spot to place your pond will be vitally important to the success of your pond. You will need to consider the level of your yard and account for the runoff from your farm pond as well. The general rule of thumb is that you should plan for your pond then increase the size of it.

Many people often wish that their finished pond was larger than it actually was. Think carefully about the size of your pond before building it. This may be one of the most crucial questions that need to be answered before building a farm pond.

If your pond is too deep, you may discover that it is difficult to enjoy the beauty of it. The fish will swim so deeply that you will never see them. You can make your pond as deep as you like, but keep in mind the fish factor in your planning.

Certain aquatic plants require a different depth level as well to grow so choose the plants that you will use before hand and account for them when planning the depth of your pond. If your pond is too shallow, it may encourage the growth of algae and result in more work and upkeep with your farm pond.

See Also:

Pond Algae Control
Build a Pond Waterfall