Install a preformed pond in your garden

There is nothing more soothing than a garden with no water. If you are of the same opinion, you can already consider the installation a preformed pond in your garden. Moreover, a preformed basin does not cost not very expensive, is simple to install, while remaining very aesthetic while throughout the year. So, how to install a preformed pond in your garden?


What you need

First, you have to buy the preformed pond. Choose its size according to the space available in your garden and its shape depending on your desires. The bigger it will be, the more expensive it will cost. Then, do not forget not to take the water pump and the water circuit if your pond has a fountain.

For the basin installation, you will need the elements following:

  • Ground marking bomb or lime;
  • Spade
  • Spirit level
  • Sand
  • Pebbles and aquatic plants.

The steps to follow to install the preformed pond

Before installing your preformed pond, be sure to find a non-rocky soil that is easy to dig. In order to make the most of your small water point, also think about installing it in a shady corner of your garden. Attention, it is better to move the pond away from the plants to rhizomes (lily of the valley, iris, bamboo, etc.), because sooner or later, the roots of these may reach and perforate the basin. By the way, use always an anti-rhizome barrier around the roots of your rhizome plants to prevent this type of phenomenon. After taking into account all these points, Here’s what you need to do to install your preformed pond:


Place the base of the basin on the ground, and mark around it basin with bomb or lime. Make sure you mark the game deeper basin. Then start digging the most deep in question, and finish with the most superficial parts. During digging, check the correctness of the hole from time to time by inserting the basin and using your spirit level. The upper part of the basin must be at the same level as the ground. If the hole has been too deep, fill the base with sand.

Installation and backfilling

Once the hole is finished, install your preformed pond. Then, fill the interstices with sand. After filling in the interstices, he all you have to do is pack the soil around the basin to seal it, and to give it a more natural look. You can also use grass clumps for this, if you install the pond in a garden grass.


Now all you have to do is install the water circuit of your pond, and fill it. Use a garden hose to fill the pool faster. After that, you just have to place the pebbles at the bottom of the water or on the most accessible parts of the basin. Incorporate your aquatic plants and goldfish into the pond to finish, and you’re done.