A fishpond adds to the beauty of your yard. Ponds make great settings for family and neighborhood social events. They make ideal spots for meditation with their calming effect (especially if you include a waterfall in your design). And you can build your pond with RC construction toys to make your pond construction project a playtime activity.
To start this project figure out how much space you have available for your pond. While you’re doing that be careful to select the location where you’ll build the pond. You want a pond large enough to provide an attractive, and peaceful, setting. And you want the pond positioned so you have plenty of open space to allow for those cookouts and parties.
You do want to share your beautiful pond with family and neighbors don’t you? Or do you just want that peaceful atmosphere all to yourself?
Once you know where you’ll place your pond, and have the dimensions for the space, draw up a blueprint to detail the shape and depth.
Create any perimeter outline of the pond that you wish. Keep in mind that the more complex the shoreline, the more difficult the pond is to clean. Rectangular and oval ponds give easy access while irregular shapes have nooks and crannies that are tough to get to sometimes.
The depth of your pond depends on the size of the fish you’ll keep, and your geological location. Larger fish need deeper water than small fish. Make sure your pond is deep enough that the water won’t freeze. If you live where the winters get cold this is especially important.
Now that you have your blueprint it’s time to fire up the RC construction toys.
Use the front loaders to pull up the sod and place it on small pallets. As you load each pallet pick it up with your forklift, and deliver it to the semi truck flatbeds. Keep your sod in a storage area. When you reach the final stages of your construction project use the sod for the landscape work.
You’ll dig your pond area out with remote control excavators.
As you scoop up each bucket full of dirt empty it into the waiting dump trucks for removal. Haul the dirt to a holding area so it’s ready for filling in the voids around your pond’s liner when it’s in place.
As you dig deeper remember to build a road into the deepening pit so your dump trucks can drive down to the excavators for more dirt.
As you dig your hole shape the sides into the outline shown on your blueprint.
When your hole is deep enough, it’s time to shape the bottom. Use the front loaders to contour, and level, the bottom to match your design. Again any excess dirt goes to the dump trucks for removal.
Move your materials into place with cranes as you install the liner, and other parts for your pond.
When you finish the pond build, landscape the exterior with flowers and small trees. For an extra pleasing atmosphere use plants that draw butterflies, and humming birds. A decorative bench for meditation provides a great touch.
With a little imagination you can build an appealing backyard fishpond. And enjoy the process by using your RC construction toys to do the heavy work.