Part 1 - Preparing the Hole to take Underlay and Liner
The first video in this series briefly explains the importance of shaping the hole properly to accept the underlay and liner. The ground in this video is very rough and normally you would use a spade to cut the shelves to shape - not a brush.
Part 2 - Installing the Underlay and Liner
Part 2 in this series of videos shows how we laid the underlay and liner in the prepared hole. We use a small blowtorch to tack the underlay together. As it is polyester, it melts and sticks together which is important to prevent wind moving it when we're trying to lay it flat. In wet weather, the underlay can be wetted instead and its weight will keep it in the hole.
Part 3 - Installing the Dry Stone Wall
This video shows how to build a small dry stone wall around the pond perimiter and explains the benefit of using a stone wall to create masses of habitat for aquatic life. The wall will support the large edging stones and hide the liner.
Part 4 - Installing the Edging Stones and Beach
Part 4 in this series of videos shows the installation of the large sandstone edging stones and the creation of the beach area by using mixed size cobbles.
Part 5 - Dipping Platform and Hibernaculum
This video shows the construction of the dipping platform and hibernaculum. The dipping platform is basically a small deck and the hibernaculum is made of pallets in a soil mound / rockery. The hibernaculum could also be made from a log pile, rock pile or collection of pipes conered with soil and plants.
Part 6 - Planting, Rockery and Finished Pond
The last video in this series shows the aquatic plants being planted, the rockery / hibernaculum being finished and the completed pond.
For Pond Construction enquiries, please phone Richard on 0777 284 8730