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Common mistakes to avoid when building a garden pond

Building a pond is a big project and if you have never done it before there are certain common mistakes which you should be aware of before you begin construction. These mistakes can often be very expensive to correct, so it is worth taking a little bit of time before you start constructing a pond to make sure that they are not problems you face.

One of the most important things you can do when deciding to construct a pond, is to make an adequate plan. This does not need to be overly complicated, but it does need to exist. You should decide on the sort of size you want the pond to be and what shape it will be. You should also consider what features you wanted to have, such as a fountain, and any shelves that are necessary.

Pond liners are something which are generally very reliable and many companies offer a lifetime guarantee on them. However it is possible that they will tear and in the worst case scenario, it is not possible to repair the hole. This will mean that you have to replace the whole lining, which can be a very expensive process if you have not planned ahead.

If you are considering having a water feature in your pond then the chances are you are going to need to have some sort of electrical power running to it. Unless you are an experienced electrician, you should consider bringing in expert help for this stage.

Electricity and water are two things that are famous for not mixing and if you make mistakes, the results could be deadly. You should also make sure that you do adequate research about what sort of regulations you need to meet when installing an electrical item in your garden.


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