Pond Design

A Well Designed Pond or Lake Brings out the Best in Your Property

If you are serious about wildlife, you know that water is an ESSENTIAL component of attracting amazing wildlife. In addition to the obvious benefits if you love to fish, you gain an unbelievable variety of interesting creatures.

If you are planning a pond, lake, or garden pond - do not make another move until you've read our free report - 6 Critical Mistakes That Most Pond Builders Make and How to Avoid Them BEFORE They Cost You Big Money!

Are you looking for an incredible body of water that becomes the focal point of your property? - you have arrived at the right place.

Our specialty is creating water bodies that look and feel like they've always been there!

You will have this experience once - do it right, leave nothing on the table, and enjoy it to the fullest.

At this point, you probably have many questions. Make sure that you have the answers you need before moving forward with uncertainty. There are many potential pitfalls along the path to creating an incredible pond or lake.

Our Design Guide Series will get you started with a basic understanding of the process. Once you have covered the basics, we can help with answers to your site specific questions. If you are ready to get started, consider our comprehensive pond site evaluation which includes conceptual drawings to help you select the size and shape of the pond.

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A properly designed and constructed pond is a work of art that provides habitat for an unbelievable array of wildlife. From songbirds to waterfowl and interesting wading birds, the pond and wetland environment is a favorite for winged wildlife. A pond can be designed and constructed with specific fish species in mind as well - cool, spring fed ponds can support trout populations while warmer ponds will hold small and largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, blue gills and other game fish.

Pond Design in PA

Our proprietary pond design process includes the following steps:

  • Initial Site Evaluation - meet with owner
  • Detailed Level 1 Pond Site Evaluation with detailed scope of work and budget
  • Soil Test Pit Evaluation (if necessary)
  • Detailed Site Topography
  • Conceptual Design
  • Review Conceptual Design with Owner
  • Complete Detailed Final Design
  • Complete and Submit Permit Applications (if necessary)
  • Coordinate Construction

NEW! - See your pond in 3D during the design process. Using our proprietary system, we generate full three dimensional renderings of your pond including full, 360 degree HD video so you can truly experience the pond and make informed design decisions. A high definition video fly-through of your pond and surrounding land allows us to mold your pond to the landscape like it's always been there! This valuable tool also eliminates costly changes and surprises during construction.

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Get a FREE copy of our copyrighted design process with our Pond Design Guide Series.

Constructing a large pond requires careful planning to ensure that the pond will hold water, maintain water quality, and provide functional habitat. One of the most important and often overlooked steps that should be taken early in the planning process is test pits or borings to sample the soil and/or rock at the planned pond bottom. These tests are critical if a natural bottomed pond is to be built.

A natural bottom pond must be located in the proper topographic setting and be constructed in soil that is relatively impervious. If the material at the planned pond bottom is too porous, a number of options are available to complete the pond. Natural clay soil, bentonite clay, and EPDM rubber pond liners are some of the options available to construct a pond on porous material. If the pond is to be lined with clay soil, the soil must be continuously checked for clay content and properly compacted.

Synthetic pond liner is an excellent long-term solution to ensure that a pond or reservoir will hold water regardless of the soil conditions.

Call now to schedule your comprehensive site evaluation - (877) 493-7660 or

e-mail: Pond-Design@naturalwaterscapes.com.

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