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Installing Backyard Ponds

Jun 6

Want to add a little bit of nature to your backyard, then a backyard pond might be the perfect option for you. 

Looking for a contractor that knows exactly what they're doing when it comes to installing ponds in your backyard? Look no further than Full Bucket Contracting! With years of experience under our belts, we'll make sure to take care of every last detail - from the planning stages all the way to final installation. We understand that not everyone is familiar with the process, which is why our team is highly experienced in both the design and installation of ponds. Contact us today and let us help you get started on the perfect pond for your backyard!

Ponds are incredibly popular in today’s society, and for good reason; they offer a wealth of benefits that can enhance your home’s aesthetics, increase your property value, and provide countless hours of enjoyment for you and your family. But before you get started with the installation, there are a few things you need to know first.

Here are four key factors to consider when installing a backyard pond:

1. Pond Type & Size: You can choose from a variety of pond types and sizes to find the perfect one for you.

2. Location: Make sure you pick the right location for your new pond before anything else!

3. Proper Pump: Get the right pump to circulate water properly throughout your new pond.

4. Proper Lining: Select the proper lining for your new pond to prevent leakage


Pond Type And Sizing:

When it comes to pond types and sizes, there’s a lot of variety to choose from. From small backyard ponds that can hold a few fish and turtles, to larger ponds that can accommodate a family of ducks and geese, there’s a perfect pond for everyone. When sizing your pond, keep in mind the size of your backyard, the type of soil it is built on, and how much water you want it to hold. Additionally, be sure to factor in the amount of maintenance you’ll need to do to keep your pond healthy. With so many options available, it’s easy to find the perfect backyard pond for your needs!



Location is key when it comes to locating a spot for a backyard pond. You will want to ensure that you have enough space to put in the necessary infrastructure, such as drainage and filtration systems. You will also want to make sure that the location is sun-friendly and has acceptable soil and water conditions. Finally, you will need to consider your personal preferences when selecting a location, such as whether you want a pond in the center of your backyard or off to one side.


System Pump:

That’s where a good pumping system comes in handy. Our professionals will discuss the different types of pumps and their features, as well as explain which one is the best fit for your backyard pond. By using a pump to circulate the water, you can keep the pond clean and free of debris. Additionally, a good pump will also aerate and fertilize the water, keeping it healthy for your fish and other aquatic creatures. So, if you’re looking for the best pump for your backyard pond, consider choosing one that is designed specifically for this purpose.


Pond Lining:

There are a few things to consider when purchasing a lining for your backyard pond. The first and most important factor to consider is the type of soil that your backyard is composed of. If your backyard is composed of clay soil, then a plastic liner will be the best option for you. Plastic liners are not only easy to install, but they also offer excellent protection against any debris or debris that can find its way into your pond. If your backyard is composed of harder soil, then a metal liner may be the better option for you. Metal liners are more durable and offer better resistance against algae and other pollutants.



What is the general cost of a residential backyard pond?

The cost of a residential backyard pond can vary depending on the size and features of the pond. However, in general, you should expect to pay between $5,000 and $10,000 for Pond Construction or Installation plus yearly maintenance fees. If you are looking to purchase your own pond rather than having it installed by a professional contractor, be prepared to spend even more money as there is an added expense for lot preparation and installation. Additionally, ponds require regular watering and care which could amount to additional costs each month. In total, setting up and maintaining your own backyard pond could cost anywhere from $1,500 -$6 thousand per year!


When should I open and close my backyard pond for the season?

Opening and closing your backyard pond for the season is a good idea if you want to ensure that it will be healthy when you come back in the Spring. Opening your pond earlier will provide more water circulation and help to reduce algae growth, while closing it later in the season will prevent mosquitoes from breeding. You may also want to keep an eye on mosquito populations during other times of year as well.


What is the turnaround time to installing a backyard pond?

Installing a backyard pond can take anywhere from several days to several weeks, depending on the size and complexity of your project. When you first contact us, we will send you a quote for completion. After receiving that quote, we will schedule a time for our team to come out and assess your yard and provide an estimate for the job. Once we have received approval from you or insurance verification (if needed), our team will commence work and should be finished within 3-5 days.

We take care in removing all debris so there is minimal mess afterwards, and we water your pond continuously until it's full since ponds need at least 1-2 gallons per minute to function optimally. If there are any issues with the installation or aftercare of the pool please do not hesitate to reach out as soon as possible!


With Full Bucket Contracting we will deliver the backyard pond of your dreams. Call us today and ewe will get started!


Contact Info

Name: Full Bucket Contracting

Address: Servicing Brantford and Nearby Areas

Phone Number:  (519) 429-5967