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#33831 Apr 29th, 2007 at 08:12 AM
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i remember when i was a kid, my uncle used a kiddy pool for a pond when us kids got to big for it. he just tossed a blue tarp over it to cover up the pool look. and filled in dirt around it with plants. it looked realy nice. you wouldnt even had known it was a pool.

anyone else have any homemade ideas???


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My father-in-law used my sons' pool as a daylilly bed. It worked out well. It was a big red mickey mouse head shaped day lily bed lol!


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Two years ago, when Don had to remove the old bathtub from the kids' bathroom because it was leaking into the kitchen ceiling, we put it outside for a pond. He dug a hole, so it would be even with the ground, and set up an electrical line out to it. I had 3 goldfish and 3 fancy-tailed goldfish in it.

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Also, I used a huge old satellite dish for a pond. I put one of those little wire fences around it (to deter the dogs) and added a '2 story' retaining wall (or whatever you call it) around it.


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that looks so awsome lynne!!!
a satalight dish is a great idea!
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old sinks,, barrels,,drums, anything can be used as long as it holds water, or you could put a tarp in somthing to hold the water.


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#34032 Apr 29th, 2007 at 05:37 PM
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i have a round wash tub that is going to be my "next" pond. i have the pump and everything, just gotta get it going!

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i was talkn to a guy at work who build a 12 x 12 pond for his parents a few years ago, alls he did was dig a hole, tossed sand at the bottom and put a liner in. he says its done great, i asked if if ever sunk in around the edges cause nothing was holdin the dirt up, he said no i guess the weight of the water holds it up fine,


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