How to build a natural swimming pond!

9-Yan, 2020
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We built this natural swim pond for a client that wanted an alternative to your typical pool. Pond is 6ft deep and 35x40. It has a constructed wetland filter for water clarity and intake bay for skimming debris. The pond also has 8 jets to keep lower water circulating.
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  • More ideas www.decorareas.com/modern-garden-decoration/

    omer coskuncelebiomer coskuncelebi2 kun oldin
  • This is beautiful, and through the entire video I kept thinking, "Some drunk idiot is gonna drive right into that pond."

    Matt CrandallMatt Crandall4 kun oldin
  • Beautiful!❤❤❤ Water sooths the soul!

    Cindea MulhollandCindea Mulholland9 kun oldin
  • If you gave 4 bmx dirt trail builders a wheel barrel of beer they would dig tat pond by hand in 4 days or less.

    Rocky does it allRocky does it all11 kun oldin
    • That would be worth a video itself.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features7 kun oldin
  • Too much rocks.

    Jota OliverJota OliverOy oldin
  • The stones are too much

    S SalmanS SalmanOy oldin
  • Beautiful pond and amazing job guys!

    Michael SwärdhMichael SwärdhOy oldin
  • So sad... Your machinery has killed the surrounding tree roots, which will in time cause them to fall, just hope no one gets injured.

    Pavlos EldakisPavlos EldakisOy oldin
  • Are people going to swim / paddle in it ? Or is it for ducks 🦆🦆

    Shopaholic undisputed heavy weight championShopaholic undisputed heavy weight championOy oldin
    • Swim!

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • The Point is Swimming...Right??? Why is The Poolside Water SO MURKY??? 🤔

    Allen RobinsonAllen RobinsonOy oldin
    • The finished video was taken right after project finish so sediments hadn't had time to settle out in the wetland filter.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • No filtrasion?

    Tegar KencootTegar KencootOy oldin
    • Yes we have a constructed wetland filter on this one.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • Super un des plus beaux jais vue !!!

    Christopher LavoieChristopher LavoieOy oldin
  • Way way too much effort for a swimming pool.

    Drexel KingDrexel KingOy oldin
  • Coolll

    Raisman AbdullahRaisman AbdullahOy oldin
  • What an incredible waste of life and resources. Imagine if half that work was applied to helping humanity or doing something besides show boating privilege. Perfect example of the selfish shot people do with money to jerk off their egos. Seriously what a waste.

    TannerTannerOy oldin
    • Creating beauty in the world is not a rate of time, Tanner. It's an investment. Bad mouthing others is the real waste of time. Millions of people have swimming pools, with a similar price tag. This is something exceptional, not something stupid.

      Verne Pershing, The Art of GardeningVerne Pershing, The Art of GardeningOy oldin
  • Only rich people can afford to just want to have a pond built behind their home for their comfort and don’t mind paying that water bill every month

    Robert VegaRobert VegaOy oldin
    • Not the water bill...... The electric bill for the pumps.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • What a shit !

    clovis sidney thon filhoclovis sidney thon filhoOy oldin
  • I'll bet you anything that this proyect cost more than the house the. Acres including ameising job guys. Tumbs ☝

    Jose LopezJose LopezOy oldin
  • Can you build this for me for $8k? 😂😂😂

    Peter TaylorPeter TaylorOy oldin
    • That might just cover a couple pumps 😂

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • Perfeito galera serviço diguino de respeito parabéns há equipe de vcs é fantástica.....

    Tiago JacaréTiago JacaréOy oldin
  • Spending money like a trump property.

    jajupa78jajupa78Oy oldin
  • Its cool but definitely liked the green grassy yard before, now theres a bunch of rocks everywhere

    603dirtbikerr603dirtbikerrOy oldin
  • Just Amazing 🤩🤩

    arnab paularnab paulOy oldin
  • I wonder how much 75,000

    Eric DavidsonEric DavidsonOy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features unless it's done for a buddy 75 for material and equipment, delivery , etc sweat pond

      Eric DavidsonEric DavidsonOy oldin
    • If we built just the pond and components today it would be around $120,000.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • How is it expected to stay clean, keep mould and other contaminants out? What about wildlife and other intruders? What happens when those tree roots decide to come poking in? Looks amazing for a pond, but maybe not a swimming pool.

    Dane SchellDane SchellOy oldin
  • To make it more natural use clay instead if the plastic sheet

    coco Boococo BooOy oldin
  • Why didn’t you lay down sod or something over the dirt?

    James AllgoodJames AllgoodOy oldin
    • Fontana Ponds & Water Features ah I see, you guys must be up north with all those big trees!? Great work! Heck of a project! Looks amazing

      James AllgoodJames AllgoodOy oldin
    • The idea was to have the plantings fill in over time so that grass wasn't needed. Due to the many large trees, grass didn't grow very well.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • Epic!!

    antho keilanantho keilanOy oldin
  • Beautiful...i need one

    Calvin GriffisCalvin GriffisOy oldin
  • Actual pricetag?

    dubl plusdubl plusOy oldin
    • $180K for the whole project.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • I love this, its what I want at my house. What is an average price for something like this?

    NeiphNeiphOy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features Thats not that bad considering a concrete pool with chemicals runs 50k and up

      NeiphNeiphOy oldin
    • They would start in the $80K range. Thats pretty minimal compared to this in size but would be more like a wading pond (4ft deep)

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • IT CAN'T BE NATURAL IF YOU DUG IT!

    Charles FrankCharles FrankOy oldin
  • How much did that cost ??

    Ryan TaubeRyan TaubeOy oldin
    • Whole project was $180,0000.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • How is it natural if you have to build it?

    Bérenger ThébaultBérenger ThébaultOy oldin
    • I guess 'natural looking' would be more accurate.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • Que projeto alsado top

    J. J construçõesJ. J construçõesOy oldin
  • Great work, used to work for a company years ago doing similar work.

    Ian DollIan DollOy oldin
  • At first,it look like ,,what the $@%&,,,,at the end it look like a nice lake from puerto rico..good job

    Juan RiosJuan RiosOy oldin
  • OMG.....thats sick! Absolutely perfect, great job! Let me get back in my 12 ft Walmart plastic pool....lol.

    Their World AquaticsTheir World AquaticsOy oldin
  • Não gostei. Encheu o jardim de pedra e não entregou nada. A manutenção vai ficar muito cara. Contudo se os clientes pediram dessa maneira, que seja.

    Ricardo AssisRicardo AssisOy oldin
  • Ahhhh money.....theres nothing like it!

    Racer 67Racer 67Oy oldin
  • Wait this is a million dollar?

    Drink My Water.Drink My Water.Oy oldin
    • No it is not. A fraction of that really.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • Impressive!

    Alexander von HumboldtAlexander von HumboldtOy oldin
  • Dosen't look cheap 👍

    Ben CareyBen CareyOy oldin
  • $1 million for a backyard of rocks and some running water I could’ve done it a lot cheaper

    Keith EnglandKeith EnglandOy oldin
    • Cheap don't cut it, Kieth. Quality is what people want. Quality & durability. As soon as you learn to deliver a quality product, your business will take off.

      Verne Pershing, The Art of GardeningVerne Pershing, The Art of GardeningOy oldin
    • The cost of this yard is MUCH lower than $1 million.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • Not a swimming pool but a rock pond!

    Don BrayDon BrayOy oldin
  • I see a lot of problems. A LOT OF PROBLEMS.

    Ad PickersAd PickersOy oldin
    • Work of Art.

      Chopper MarcChopper MarcOy oldin
    • It's absolutely beautiful. Nice work. I don't necessarily see a problem, but I am curious... All the tree debris that will fall into the water how is it taken care of? Is there a treatment regimen?

      Nick BoucherNick BoucherOy oldin
    • Go on

      dubl plusdubl plusOy oldin
  • Great work, not for me though. I prefer the real thing

    bigblack269bigblack269Oy oldin
    • We would agree! It's the next best thing though.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • Sweet but no underwater shots?

    PunxsySportsCardsPunxsySportsCardsOy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features the camera work you were able to get was top notch. Good job!

      PunxsySportsCardsPunxsySportsCardsOy oldin
    • As the water was still clearing from construction sediment it wouldn't have made sense to take underwater pictures.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • The trees will die from the heavy equipment compacting and impacting the roots ....

    Bryn Mawr BuildersBryn Mawr BuildersOy oldin
    • Sofar so good. Trees were very well established already.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • Expensive, yes, but think of the money saved never having to go away for vacation again!

    Christopher DChristopher DOy oldin
  • When yellow stone national park comes to you!🤯👍

    jorge caraballojorge caraballoOy oldin
  • How many pumps did this require?

    Adam FainAdam FainOy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features great! Thanks for the response!

      Adam FainAdam FainOy oldin
    • Four. Two for the waterfall, one for the wetland filter, and one for the jets in the pond.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • All I can say is what a mess

    Harv EdgellHarv EdgellOy oldin
  • Well that’s one to spend 3/4 of a million bucks.

    John FullerJohn FullerOy oldin
    • I doubt it cost $750,000 to do that

      dallasonfire604dallasonfire604Oy oldin
  • How about rainfall

    aben djamien prodoaben djamien prodo2 oy oldin
    • We have an overflow built into the pond which takes away any excess rainfall and deposits it into the perimeter house drains.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
  • Beautiful 🥰

    Jenaya LadyJayJenaya LadyJay2 oy oldin
  • Amazing! Could you add fish?

    Sam AldersleySam Aldersley2 oy oldin
    • Of course!

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
  • One question what’s the likely hood of getting that fungus that eats your brain ... it seems like these natural ponds might have that

    mohd hanifimohd hanifi2 oy oldin
    • We have not heard of anyone getting this from an ecosystem pond.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
  • I've been enjoying all the pond videos but is there any way to do this without putting a whole quarry in your pond? That is the only thing that throws me off. IMO I kind of find it to be the most unnatural part. I'd love to see one with less rocks. I find it odd because most properties aren't very rocky, but hey, this natural pond has 20 man-sized boulders lol.

    Joshua YoungJoshua Young2 oy oldin
    • To be honest, you don't really notice all the boulders once the pond is filled up and, more importantly, the plantings fill in. What you are seeing in this video is a very newly planted job. It also didn't have any water plants installed yet either which makes a big difference as well. To your point about it not being natural, that is probably true in many yards. Its probably more about bringing outside elements into the yard and trying to blend them in as much as possible. Sort of like bringing in a non-native species into a yard. It doesn't occur naturally at all there but it can add an interesting element to a job.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water FeaturesOy oldin
  • Mind blowing 👌

    SNSN2 oy oldin
  • it's very nice but quite elaborate... most natural swimming ponds have plants and mosses to help filter the water rather than a huge filtration system...

    Vic ThompVic Thomp2 oy oldin
  • Hmm. Does this require chemicals if being used as a “recreational” pond.

    Jason MillerJason Miller2 oy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features since it will be used for swimming will it require fish to complete the ecosystem...or is it possible to have these without fish..

      ShinDigShinDig5 kun oldin
    • No chemicals required. It does however require addition of beneficial bacteria to help keep the ecosystem working well.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
  • whats the selling price on this im working on building 1 next summer in New Jersey and im going to send him a link to this so he can see what can be done

    tomjohn_tvtomjohn_tv2 oy oldin
    • Oh i see. I thought you might be a property developer. We would probably charge around $130CAD for a project like this now. Obviously there are many factors that contribute to our price (currency, cost of labour, cost of materials here, etc.)

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features Yeah I know Jack hes a good guy I'm not a CAC yet I'm working on it I was just wondering what you charge in your area. I'm in nee york not far from tom Smith garden state koi. my business is Mr. Js Tree Service & Water Gardens 845-699-4666

      tomjohn_tvtomjohn_tv2 oy oldin
    • Hi thanks for contacting us. Cost of something like this out in your area is probably in the $150k range. There are a couple great contractors out your way that have a few great videos about recreation ponds. They can be found here: uzworld.info/player/video/e2nekdZtZ7epeqI Hope this helps.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
  • Why 3 tarps instead of the usual 2?

    Stay awhile and listen.Stay awhile and listen.2 oy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features How many oz. is this underlayment? Steve from Mystic Watergardens uses 16oz. I didn't even know it was available that thick.

      Verne Pershing, The Art of GardeningVerne Pershing, The Art of GardeningOy oldin
    • We used two layers of underlayment underneath and two layers on top of the rubber liner in order to further protect the liner from possible punctures.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
  • Awesome...I'm jealous! Question...how long will a liner system like that last?

    Asael RodriguezAsael Rodriguez3 oy oldin
    • If properly cared for it should last upwards of 20 years.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
  • i wnat

    ThunderGunz 188ThunderGunz 1883 oy oldin
  • Nice. Have you made a natural pool that is about 10 feet deep ?

    KEK Freedom HeritageKEK Freedom Heritage3 oy oldin
    • Not yet but it's certainly doable.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features3 oy oldin
  • Those boulders at the bottom of the pool could became a death trap if your feet get caught there... definitely not safe

    Federico LarrosaFederico Larrosa3 oy oldin
    • If you look a little closer you should notice that the vast majority of our boulders are rounded. With this being a swimming pond we wanted to be sure smooth surfaces for climbing over. Thank you for your input though.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features no you are wrong, because that boulder disposition is completely unnatural, additionally river boulders are rounded and soft-surfaced due centuries of water running while your boulders are just pieces of stone with sharp angles. I don't know, but if I were you I will be purchasing a good insurance

      Federico LarrosaFederico Larrosa2 oy oldin
    • I suppose so. With that line of thinking we shouldnt be going out to lakes or river systems to swim either.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
  • Lots of boulders

    Michael GhidottiMichael Ghidotti3 oy oldin
    • Indeed!

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
  • Great work. Keeping soaring

    PRINCE OSAE-NYARKOPRINCE OSAE-NYARKO3 oy oldin
    • Thanks!

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
  • How to build a pond?...I didnt learn anything....just a nerd with a camera!

    Jim WatsonJim Watson3 oy oldin
  • Why they put so many rocks in they will barely be alble to swim in it

    Liam WarrenLiam Warren3 oy oldin
    • The build style of these ponds does take away some deeper swim space but also provides planting areas for aquatic plants as well as stabilization for the pond as a whole.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
  • So nice !!! Have to win the lottery to afford that .

    J SJ S3 oy oldin
  • Incredible

    Nathaniel LicudineNathaniel Licudine3 oy oldin
  • All that for a pond with rocks and about a stroke of swimming length?

    ASG RidesASG Rides3 oy oldin
  • I estimate the cost of substrate is well over 75k. Probably 150k materials cost total, double that for labor... I agree with the poster who said it's worth more than the house lol

    First name Last nameFirst name Last name4 oy oldin
  • Nice work.. but with all those 🌳 and the leaves falling in the fall .that would be a pain to keep maintained .

    Todd AndersonTodd Anderson4 oy oldin
    • Its true that there are many tall trees around that shed. However, the intake bay/skimmer and strategically placed surface jets work amazingly to gather that debris for removal later. Stay tuned for a future video we are making on each component of a swim pond.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features3 oy oldin
  • Beautiful great layout.

    Dc Lawn Services incDc Lawn Services inc4 oy oldin
  • funny would be to see how it is now, after 8 months...

    Pedro CamposPedro Campos4 oy oldin
    • Stay tuned. It looks amazing. We are filming a follow up video.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • How do you keep mosquito larvae out?

    D VD V4 oy oldin
    • As long as you have decent circulation mosquitoes typically won't lay in the pond. This pond has top jets for circulation and in intake bay that draws water into in for recirculation elsewhere. That being said, when you have stagnant areas where mosquitoes will breed fish are usually the best solution.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • Cha-ching Cha-ching

    Paul VPaul V4 oy oldin
  • For a recreational pond with a wetland filter, what pump do you use? Curious as to electrical pump being in water for wetland filter?

    Dan KrohnDan Krohn4 oy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features From this description it seems that only half the water goes through the Wetland Filter, but that assumes all the pumps are the same. What percentage goes through the wetland filter, and what percentage into the waterfalls?

      Verne Pershing, The Art of GardeningVerne Pershing, The Art of GardeningOy oldin
    • There are actually 4 pipes coming from the intake bay. They all go towards the external pumps you saw in the video. From there, 2 pipes go to the waterfall, 1 goes to the wetland filter, and 1 goes to feed the underwater jets. Does that help?

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features2 oy oldin
    • Okay. Can this picture be painted clearly to me. The intake bay has 3 pumb vaults and I am assuming it has 3 pumps in there. I saw a connection of 3 pipes from the intake bay towards the swimming pool pumps(external). Also there is a biolfal on the otherside of the intake bay as well as a wetland filter. How are these water of pipe connections done and from which point to which point. Eg. Let's say water moves from intake bay to........... then back into the pool. I don't know if I am clear enough

      PRINCE OSAE-NYARKOPRINCE OSAE-NYARKO3 oy oldin
    • For a swimming pond we typically use external pumps for liability reasons.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • Looks amazing. Beautiful. I bet she is high maintenance. Mother nature would gobble her up in one season and turn her into a weed infested misqueto breeding ground full of frogs and snakes

    Precision FilmsPrecision Films4 oy oldin
    • As with any pond, it is SOME maintenance but we wouldn't consider it high maintenance. The two main things are to clean out the intake bay/skimmer and flush out the wetland filter once a year. Also isn't a bad idea to add bacteria once a week. Pretty low maintenance compared to a pool with constant water chemistry checks and dealing with filters etc. The fact is, anything on this scale whether a pool or pond is going to take some upkeep.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • Wow!!! Looks very natural and fantastic. I love that!

    Mae's AdventureMae's Adventure4 oy oldin
    • Thank you!

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • Please stop hooking straps to teeth on the bucket. Not a safe way to lift.

    Jason RossJason Ross4 oy oldin
    • Thanks for the tip. What would you recommend? The back hook on the bucket?

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • A million bucks later. Very well done.

    David DuchesneDavid Duchesne4 oy oldin
    • Nah the whole job only took ten minutes.

      desolate surferdesolate surfer3 oy oldin
    • Thanks!

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • De verdad considero una inversión muy alta versus el resultado... Creo que se podría hacer mejor o igual con infinito menos costos..

    Yo OpinoYo Opino4 oy oldin
  • How much did this project cost?

    Sheila NormanSheila Norman4 oy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features thanks for sharing

      mmuekkmmuekkOy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features that's not bad for this great project i thought it would be half million.

      C PC P4 oy oldin
    • 150-200k range

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • It never fails to rain during a build. Why is that ? During my build it has been a constant death heat or a torrent of water downpour lol

    DucK SnaXDucK SnaX4 oy oldin
    • The time of year we started this is part of the reason for all the rain. Up here in the Pacific Northwest there is a good chance of rain from October through May!

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • All that just so you dont have to mow a lawn!? 😆

    Eric BergstromEric Bergstrom4 oy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features you can't do a swan dive into this pool either...well...you could...but it wouldn't end well lol.

      Phildakid06Phildakid06Oy oldin
    • Ha! You can't do a swan dive into a lawn though. Well....you could.....but it wouldn't end well.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • great job guys.

    stoneygreekstoneygreek4 oy oldin
  • what pumps and pipe size did you use?

    Tyson WilliamsTyson Williams4 oy oldin
  • great work! whats with the rave music tho

    howdy howdyhowdy howdy4 oy oldin
    • It gets us pumped up!

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • NOT a how to build, a timelapse of a build, no specifics were used. pump flow rates, recommended materials, planting for additional natural filtration, tubing sizes, additional equipment, legislation for building, im sure the list goes on, having had plans drawn up for my own its way more involved than it looks, i got actively involved with the design and planning of my pond and decided that it would be more cost effective to to build an actual swimming pool for what the needs were, it was no more natural than doing what you were doing, just looks more "in touch" with nature when in essence its a giant pond on a grander scale with way more cost involved.

    MjrTraumaVictimMjrTraumaVictim4 oy oldin
    • Fair comment. Thanks for the input!

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
    • @Fontana Ponds & Water Features Yup im very aware of the "Benificial planting" that is involved, its natures way of filtration aided by pumps, heck, even to some degree keeps the whole lot of it warm, naturally. It blends in with the environment in an environmental way and gives an amazing platform for swimming in, im not having an argument about it, but given its size and content of water volume, a comparable pool would more than likely cost the same or less, with regards to maintenance and "chlorine" its a winner, due to the chemicals involved, however there is also salt water chlorination which is less chemical than chlorine and kinder to the skin(i bet theres a maintenance plan involved in the "aftercare" however). I had a 45mtr by 33mtr multi stage design drawn up with detailed planting structure made, my pool would have been 4mtrs deep at its deepest point, which i initially intended for scuba diving instruction, but it deemed very costly, in terms of digout in comparison to a swimming pool which was generally rectangular in size less upheaval overall but i still got the depth needed in a smaller package with less earth removal, i saw the natural swimming pond as a giant pond essentially with tiered flowovers gravel filtrations and continuous volume pumps. So its onto the "HOW TO", IT is NOT a HOW TO, its a time lapse, the heading title is very misleading and provokes comments as such!

      MjrTraumaVictimMjrTraumaVictim4 oy oldin
    • We would disagree that its no more natural than a swimming pool. The filtration system on these ponds is actually via a constructed wetland filter (some call it a bog filter). It is through this and other components such as marginal water plantings and beneficial bacterias that the water will maintain its clarity as opposed to the chlorinated systems of traditional swimming pools.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • How much for a job like that?

    Romeo SerbackRomeo Serback4 oy oldin
    • Entire project was in the 150-200K range

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features4 oy oldin
  • Not really natural. Just a bit natural looking,

    MsMsmakMsMsmak5 oy oldin
    • That's a fair comment. For a closed system, it's designed to be as close as possible to what occurs in nature. Wetland filtration, oxygenation via waterfalls, outlet for water (which in this case is the intake bay where the pumps draw water).

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features5 oy oldin
  • Beautiful work - well done! However, the actual sound of the water instead of music when showing the final result would have been nice to hear...

    mediatectmediatect5 oy oldin
    • Thanks for the input!

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features5 oy oldin
  • I have to ask! About how much did this cost?

    Lisa DeFeversLisa DeFevers5 oy oldin
    • Between $100-200k. That includes alot of things peripheral to the pond and waterfalls.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features5 oy oldin
  • This is so beautiful

    benni luckybenni lucky5 oy oldin
    • Thank you!

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features5 oy oldin
  • Best one I’ve seen yet,, the others the water looks extremely dark even tho I know it’s frm the black liner but still don’t like when u can’t see nothing in the water at all.

    Kann MorrisKann Morris5 oy oldin
    • Thank you. This pond was still very fresh when we filmed so the dirt from the rocks was still working its way out. It looks amazing now! Crystal clear.

      Fontana Ponds & Water FeaturesFontana Ponds & Water Features5 oy oldin
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