How to Build a Concrete Pond

Ruthanne Boggs and two dozen of her friends constructed a backyard concrete pond for irrigation and swimming, proving that hard work can be fun and rewarding.



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This diagram shows the dimensions and materials needed to make your own concrete pond.
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A picture of the finished pond.
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Involving a large group of your friends is a great way to make pond building go faster, and of course, have a little fun while your at it.
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The hard work of building a pond by hand will pay off when you are able to enjoy the luxury of having your own pond.
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Rakes and hand floats are used to smooth the concrete before it dries.
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Helpers await the concrete to be poured into the pond.
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