The arrangement of the artificial pond should begin with the selection of a suitable site and determine the size of the future pond. It is best to choose a platform at the lowest point of the plot, but to make sure it is well illuminated by the sun throughout the day. It is important that there were large trees with well-developed crowns. Otherwise their leaves will always fall into the water, and large roots can seriously compromise the waterproofing of the reservoir.
The size of the pondand depend on the scale of the whole plot and the intentions of its owner. Classic is considered a pond with a diameter of about 3.5 meters and a depth of about 100-120 cm, But if the area is small, you can make the pond the size of about a meter and a maximum depth of 50 cm it is Important to remember that if you plan on breeding any aquatic plants, the depth should be slightly larger – about 100 cm.
The next step in building a pondand will be the preparation of the pit. In fact it is just a hole to a certain depth with a relatively flat bottom and walls. The shape of the pit can make almost any. If you later intend to use the purchase form ready for waterproofing, the pit has to repeat her lines. If the hard shape, you can give the future a pondat the contours of the circle, oval, eight, etc. the Walls of the finished pit cleared of protruding roots and sharp stones, and the bottom is covered with a thick layer of sand that is well compacted.
Creating a good waterproofing is a very important stage in the regeneration of the pond. If the choice is stopped on purchase rigid form, it is important to make sure that it was made of quality material. Cheap plastic will quickly crack and crumble when exposed to sunlight and temperature changes. Homemade waterproofing is usually made either of concrete, pouring them bottom and walls of the pits or from a film, stacked in several layers. For flexible waterproofing should choose PVC film or if the budget allows, butyl rubber. Such material will last 15 to 30 years. Film line the bottom and walls of the pit, leaving the edges of the small allowances for fixation.
The finished pond is decorated on the edges with natural materials: large boulders, plants, draped with turf. To replenish the fresh water well to hold on to the pondof the artificial stream IK, the edges of which it is also possible to impose a natural stone. The bottom can be decorated with various stones (always with blunt edges) and aquatic plants planted in baskets or small permeable container. Most suitable flowers are water lilies (nymph), beautifully covering the surface of the water.