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4 Factors to Consider When Constructing A Pond (Infographic)

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  • Gene Caballero
  • August 07, 2022

Thinking about installing a new pond in your backyard? Here are a few factors you need to consider before you begin construction on your new pond. This infographic is loaded with great tips you need to keep in mind. 

What are the 4 main factors to consider when installing a new pond?

If you are considering installing a pond in your backyard 4 important factors to keep in mind are; space, the type of pond you want to build, how much time and maintenance it will require, and your budget. These are the 4 biggest factors to consider when you are planning out your new backyard pond. 

Tips for Determining the Size of Your New Pond

When considering how big your new pond should be you will want to be sure that you have extra room to landscape around your pond, and the ability to utilize and access the space around it. Additionally, sizing your pond also includes deciding how to shape it. 

Determining the Type of Pond Your Will Have

There are many different types of pond to choose from. Whether you want a natural pond to feed wildlife, a pond to swim in, or a classic koi pond. Be sure to determine the type of pond you want to install before beginning. For example, if you want to have a water garden, you will need to be sure the water depth is between 18 and 24 inches deep. 

Don’t forget to Consider Maintenance

Look, it's easy to get overzealous and make a pond as big as possible. However, it is important to consider the amount of time that will be involved in maintaining it. The bigger the pond, the more time that will be required to maintain it. 

Setting a Budget for Your New Pond

Don’t forget to set a budget ahead of time to avoid getting in over your head. According to this infographic, you want to set a budget upfront to determine the way the project will go. 

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