Posted: 25/09/2013 at 22:33
Thanks for the comments - and yes I suppose I just did dig it as I went along .... but I knew what I wanted to achieve and the levels were the key which I constantly checked with a long spirit level and at times a long plank of 'straight' wood to sit the level on.
Its only a small pond about 10' x 6' x 2'. Just four levels. The bottom and the top plus two in between at around 8/10" each - just what looked right at the time to take the 'dry stone' walling/paddle stones to hide any sign of a liner. And I have to say I'm well pleased with the result. Having built a few ponds before - some much larger .... this is my best to date.
This one ....
was the one before at my previous house - a 3,500 gal Koi pond with multiple filters in a purpose built shed... somewhat different