FORMAL RAISED POND WITH PAVING STONES
I think the secret to how great this pond looks is the use of pavers, and having it against the brick wall.
SMALL WHISKEY BARREL WATER FEATURE
These whiskey barrel ponds with liners can be purchased as kits. If you can wait until the end of the season, you might be able to find one for a great deal.
2-TIER WOOD-FRAMED RAISED POND WITH WATER FEATURE
This one would take some planning to work out the flow of the water from the top tier to the lower tier. Fun idea to add the gargoyle fountain and statues if you dig that kind of thing.
HOT TUB CONVERTED INTO BACKYARD POND
This pond was created from a wood frame around the old hot tub
SMALL INGROUND BACKYARD POND WITH POND LINER
The branches draped across the pond keep the birds of prey from eating the beloved fish.
MIDSIZE OVAL POND WITH FLAT STONE SURROUND
It takes some planning to have an inground pond like this more formal one that conceals the edges of the pond liner. This deep, flat stone hides it nicely.
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