If you have an old, leaky, or crumbling backyard pond causing you headaches, worry no more! That old leaky pond can be transformed into a Pondless® water feature in a few steps and some sweat equity. Benefits of Pondless® water features include running water without the maintenance, turning it off while on vacation, no wintertime de-icing, and no fish to overwinter! This article shows the seven steps to transform your old pond into a low maintenance water feature.
Converting Old Pond to Pondless –Step by Step Guide
5. After the liner is in place, set the vault box (this holds the pump) in its spot. Next to the vault box place Aquablocks. Both the vault box and aquablocks0 are in the basin and will be covered with gravel. They are the hidden “filter system” for a Pondless® water feature. Aquablocks keep the basin hole from collapsing and reduce the amount of gravel needed.
6. Now it is time to set rocks and gravel. This is when art meets science. The rocks must be placed skillfully so they divert the water correctly. You don’t want to lose the water unknowingly. It helps to set one or two larger rocks in first then add the smaller rocks and gravel.
7. Last, rinse all the rocks and gravel. Pump out the dirty water and fill the basin. It is time to turn your own Pondless® water feature on and enjoy!
Jeff Chudek has been building ponds and waterfalls professionally since 2005. As a kid, his favorite time of year was spring, because the spring thaw created so much mud and puddles, and all the trees and plants were waking up. He loves figuring out the best way to use something, and fixing things that are broken. He's good at coming up with ideas, and helping choose the best idea for you.