Constructing and Maintaining a Garden Pond
Pond Life highlights the basic requirements of incorporating a pond
in your garden, from planning and siting the pond, to constructing
the pool and water features, populating it with aquatic plants and
fish, and maintaining it on a year-round basis.
Each of the sections listed below deals with an individual aspect of
water garden construction and maintenance.
1. WATER FEATURES
Describes the main water features and their suitability to the main
2. SITING A POND
Describes how to site a pond.
3. POND LINERS
Describes the characteristics of the main pond liners.
4. INSTALLING A LINER
A step by step guide to the practical operations involved in installing
a flexible liner.
5. RIGID LINER PONDS
Describes the operations involved from marking out to the final
installation of a rigid liner pond.
Outlines the basic safety requirements of bringing electricity to the
pond, and explains how to route the supply to the pool and how to
make the connections.
7. PUMPS AND FILTERS
Explains how to choose a suitable pump and decide whether a pond
filter is necessary.
8. MOVING WATER
Explains how to introduce moving water into the garden.
9. FINISHING TOUCHES
Identifies the main finishing touches to building a water feature, and
why they are important.
10. AQUATIC PLANTS
Describes the range of aquatic plants, their role in the pond and how
to plant them.
11. SELECTING FISH
Explains the role of fish in the pond and their selection.
12. POND PROBLEMS
Explains the main problems likely to be met in ponds and how to
13. POND MAINTENANCE
Describes the yearly maintenance of an ornamental pond.