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How to Build a Fish Pond and Stream / Cascade - Complete pond building video by Pondguru



For pond supplies: http://www.tynevalleyaquatics.co.uk 01661844005
This is a compilation video of a 4 part series I uploaded a while back showing every stage of building and explaining how to build a pond for fish. It shows all the various steps taken to make a fish pond which is safe and accessible..
I have also uploaded a complete video of a school wildlife pond with dipping platform and hibernaculum - it also shows all stages of construction..
In this fish pond video, the start of each section is at the following time:
0:06 Digging the hole and laying the underlay / liner
7:44 Installing the cascade
24:02 Installing the edging, pump and filter
36:16 Rockery and finished pond with pump and filter details
45:32 Out-takes
Pump is Oase Aquamax Eco 8000 and the filter is an Oase Filtoclear 30000.
The design of this pond allows for good access and different positioning of the pump for winter and summer positions.
Check out my pond construction playlist for pond building guides covering many different types of ponds including wildlife ponds. fish ponds and koi ponds.
Thanks for watching.
http://www.pondguru.co.uk for pond construction
http://www.tynevalleyaquatics.co.uk for pond supplies
pondguru@btinternet.com

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Comments:

Author kevy551 (10 days)
brilliant job looks real well. well done

Author Mike Kosatka (20 days)
what is preventing overflow rain water from flowing into pond from yard,
pesticides, fertilizer, etc

Author James Birch (21 day)
Hi pondguru, great vid and ive wacthed plenty of them (very jealous of your
back garden) just have one question, everything ive been reading about pond
building has been saying get a bottom drain.... just wondering your
thoughts on this. kind regards james 

Author vlad vorozhkin (23 days)
I'm just wondering how hard is it to look after a fish shop?

Author vietorkoreen (1 month)
Good video. Much appreciated. It would help many of us if you gave us a
complete list of materials we will need, e.g. skimmer, pump, pump filter,
et al. Also, due to your ample experience, it would be helpful to know
what are the top brand names for each part, so we can ensure a
long-lasting final outcome. Thanks. 

Author Bill Brice (1 month)
I was building ponds in the early 90's, and I must say without a doubt.
This is the best how to build a pond video out there. You are a fantastic
teacher and your attention to detail is a great asset. If anyone wants to
know how to DIY a pond watch and watch again. Thank you for your knowledge.

Author Mark Liao (1 month)
Very nice and love the step by step process. Thank you for sharing 

Author Susan Gichuhi (1 month)
Good job! i got great ideas

Author pvpanrijder (1 month)
GREAT video .. nice to show us all how to build it. I do have a question
about the rain ..... it will automaticly fill the pond, were does the
overflow from rainwater go .... I dont see a overflow or drain to catch the
water what raise the level of water?? 

Author KevinSamn (2 months)
So what does the water pump do and is it required? , and same question for
the Filter 

Author James Brown (2 months)
Thanks! The dimensions are 14ft lengthwise, 10ft for the width, and the
deepest part is 4ft. It is very similar to the pond in this video and it
will have a cascade but it will be a little smaller that the one that you
have shown. It is 5ft tall and where the water will go through, the width
is about 3ft

Author muddyfunkster77 (2 months)
Hi guru hope all is well , just a quick question when cementing the spill
stones and cobbles in do u use an additive with the cement mix does it need
waterproofing or can I just mix and go, building my first cascade @ the mo.


Author Allan Robinson (3 months)
Great video m8 really enjoyed watching it, thanks for sharing. Just one
question how deep should the planting shelves be? I have been told 18
inches below water surface when pond is at maximum fill level. I thought
that this was too deep. Your info would be most welcome. God bless ya

Author gary robinson (2 months)
ok so pond liner is in and full up to top the pond is 12 feet by 8 feet and
3 foot deep at deep end then the rest is 2 feet deep any insight on what
pum /filter to go for ?? thanks cheaper the better

Author paul129100 (2 months)
Thanks for the great info, i am from the north east uk and am altering my
pond and your vid helps me with the cascade i hope i can get it right !!
The old one was rubbish compared to yours. Thanks again.

Author TheReasonableHuman (2 months)
Hi PondGuru Im working on my own pond now and I have a question. do you put
rock walls on top of the liner I know some people do, mine is going to be 6
feet to winterize it my question is to keep the liner from floating up are
rock walls necessary or is it possible to build without?

Author dfg gf (2 months)
does the cascade reuse the water from the pond

Author Suzanne Martin (2 months)
Excellent for DIYers! Thank you for the step by step. I have a sloped yard
that would make an awesome cascade area but I have to first slope bottom
away from the house as my foundation is the low point! Any suggestions? I
want all natural (flagstones, plants) low maintenance. Also, it gets to 40
below where I live. Wouldn't the pump/filter freeze exposed like that? PS:
Loved the bloopers at the end of the video! 

Author Khong Biet (2 months)
Beautiful work. How much would it cost to build a pond like this similar
I'm size?

Author Chaun Ralls (2 months)
Nice video. Some really good tips too. Thanks for sharing!

Author Liz Ravn (2 months)
Great informative video! Thanks a lot!

Author jrjlyon53 (4 months)
Hi...You really seem to know what you're doing with these filters systems,
so I would like to know if you could help me with this...
I have a 100 gallon prefab pond, with a waterfall, that sets above a 200
gallon prefab pond.....is there any way to convert the 100 gallon pond into
a filtration system? there are no fish in the smaller pond, and 1 huge!
gold fish, 4 small goldfish in the larger pond.....my water is GREEN! I've
watched a bunch of videos, but have no idea how to do this....I also have
an external uv light "thingy", that goes from the larger pond into the
smaller one....any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Author Scott d'chaundy (4 months)
what the best but cheapest pond filter u would recommend for a turtle pond

Author James Brown (2 months)
Hey, what size liner did you use?
I'm building a pond about this size and I'm not sure what size liner I
should get for it.

Author julia burn (3 months)
Hello,

I thought your pond was brilliant and you have inspired me to try my own. I
want to build a duck pond, and they can be very messy. I was wondering what
type of filter and pump you would recommend. The pond will be approx 8ft x
5ft and 3ft deep

Author mothballjim (3 months)
Finally finished my pond. Thank you for all the advise you gave me! Let me
know what you think.. How to build a fish pond

Author gary robinson (2 months)
hi thanks for the response man what i have noticed with the clay iam
hitting in one corner is that its very wet and very unstable at the 3 feet
depth iam at. is there any way of compacting it ??or should i let it dry
out for a few days ??any info would be brill .and yeah i was thinking of a
mixture of fish but mostly koi might go a bit deeper but iam knackered lol

Author Ninh Nguyen (3 months)
sorry to ask again, but I've noticed that the Oase pumps can pump say 4000
gph, but some of the filters say max flow is about 1500 gph as an example.
So I assume there's a T- somewhere to help reduce the flow before it goes
to the waterfall?

Also, a pond this size would it "require" aeration of sorts? Or is it
enough just from the water fall?

Author Colin McGovern (3 months)
What is the life span of the concrete when laid on top of the pond liner
material? I imagine it starts to crack upon the first freeze. Also, are you
able to test the flow as you're building the waterfall, or do you just have
a good eye for level at this point?

Author Talerico's Nursery & Herbs (3 months)
I have never seen someone as detailed as you are in Placing the Rocks ,
Spill stones and River Rock. Great Job! Couple questions, What State or
Country do you work in? Plus what is the cost to have a pond like this put
in. Rough Estimate?

Author Rohit Bagde (3 months)
WOW ! Simply Grt.. The explanation is so simple that any Lehman can build
it.
I m now Fan of u.
Pondguru I m from India.. & The Complete kit required to build a koi pond
like Underlay, Liner, Pump, Filter. Is available on ebay but they dont
deliver to India.. :( Searching online . Can u helo me plz.

Author susan stambaugh (3 months)
This is absolutely the most awesome pond instruction video on the Net.
Thank you for making such a detailed and complete how-to-build-a-pond
video, especially for those of us that are new to this hobby. I'm putting
in my 2nd pond and have watched this video over and over.

Author mommywithsix (3 months)
Best pond tutorial ever. TY! Seriously! 

Author Craig Taylor (3 months)
Top vid cheers ,proper bloke!!

Author Fish Cutie (3 months)
I would love to have a backyard big enough for an awesome pond like this,
nice detail, great vid!

Author Patrick Wright (3 months)
I am just getting geared up to install a 30 foot diameter pond in southern
Oregon. It freezes here in winter, so I will take your advice about the
pump. Nice video. Keep up the good work.

Author RockinDigger1 (John K) (3 months)
I am new to your channel. Now i know why you're called Pondguru. Looks
great!!!

Author Darshan Purani (4 months)
what it cost ?

Author Steve McRobert (3 months)
inspired to have a crack at this myself now!

Author kevin morris (3 months)
Great job. Is there a part 5 for this pond would love to see it all planted


Author Beth Davis (4 months)
Really informative. Is there anything like a big pond for humans (that's
not a swimming pool) but that the Grandkids could go in and everyone could
just step in to refresh? Something smallish and beautiful?

Author David Wee (4 months)
Congratulation to the PONDGURU for the highly professional 3 parts
presentation of "How to Build Fish Fish" . From your presented piece of
such very creative piece of work, you are truly the PONDGURU. Very best
wishes to the PONDGURU.
DAVID WEE from MALAYSIA.



Author Ginger Moloney (4 months)
Very CUTE! And the pond work is not bad either!
Great work! Love it <3

Author jon obrien (4 months)
great vid , enjoy all yer vids from fish to ponds to metal detecting ,
keepem comin , in Canada

Author gary robinson (2 months)
hi iam currently digging out for my pond its 12 feet long by 6 foot wide .i
was thinking of digging to 4 feet at the deep end but was hitting pure clay
at 2 feet would 3 feet be deep enuff ??

Author Ninh Nguyen (3 months)
if there are two inlets in the pump, is the inflow split in half over the
two inlets evenly? So if a pump is 1,000 gph for example and there is 2
inlets (cage and pipe inlet) the pump still is sucking in 1,000 gph but is
it 500 ghp per inlet?

Author frank miller (4 months)
I finally have my own pond I moved houses and I'm still moving In but I
have my own and I love ur vids

Author Saul Pinon (4 months)
Wow this is great I wanna build one just about the same, around how much
does it cost to build a pond like this including labor and material. Great
job !

Author muddyfunkster77 (3 months)
Many thanx guru.

Author Kevin Robertson (5 hours)
Hi PondGuru, love all your video's they have been very informative in
helping me with my own build. I have constructed a 20m stream with a large
preformed reservoir at the foot of the falls with 6000 Oase pump for
circulation. The system has been running for almost 2 years now with very
few issues. There is a mains water inlet on the tank with float which
compensates for evaporation etc. I am now wanting to contour the stream to
create over spills etc and to shape the flow of water a bit better. I am
planning to use waterfall foam which was shown on similar videos here on
Youtube. My question to you is do I have to use the foam on dry materials
or can it be used on damp components?

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