Today, many seek to live in their own home. Ideally, if the house is located by the river or by the lake. But such luck? - a rarity, and you want to have your own pond. Do you think this is very difficult and expensive? By no means. We will tell in detail how to make an artificial pond right on your countryside and do not get into debt. If you decide to make a pond, be prepared for the fact that it will require constant care. Filtering water, cleaning the bowl, caring for plants - all this takes a lot of time. But then all efforts will pay off a hundredfold, and you will be proud of one of the most wonderful places. First, decide on the shape and size of your future construction. At the same time, keep in mind that a small reservoir needs more care, as it is more quickly contaminated and it is often necessary to change the water in it. The reservoir should be located in the open area, illuminated by the sun for at least six hours a day, but also the constant sun baths are contraindicated, as it quickly blossoms. If your pond is a pond, calculate its depth. It is better if it has three steps for a different kind of plant. Once you have finished planning andcalculations, decide on the materials. The concrete bowl is the most expensive option. But even such a construction will last at least 30 years. It is easier to buy a ready-made bowl for your future pond. Moreover, there are foundations for sale under the artificial pond of the most bizarre form. We proceed directly to the work. We will outline the contour of the excavation. To do this, we set the shape in the right place, outline its silhouette with a bayonet shovel, tightly pressing it to the edge of the bowl, and then add about 20-30 centimeters for pouring the soil. If the bowl with ledges, each of them must be marked and scooped separately - from larger to smaller. At the same time on every "floor" you need to add 10-15 cm deep into the substrate. Ready pit is well tamped, then poured with sand and again tamped. This is done to protect the pond from subsidence. We set the pit in shape, making sure thatit costs exactly. This is very important, therefore it is necessary to check the level. If everything is perfect, we fill the cup with water by a third. Gaps between the edges of the bowl and foundation pit pour sand. The emptiness should not remain. Then water the soil with a very strong pressure of water from the hose. We do this daily for a week, every time, as necessary, pouring the soil. When it completely settles, you can fill the bowl with water to the top. Pump water from such a reservoir with a conventional pump. To water does not stagnate, create a streamlet-waterfall - it will ensure a constant circulation. To do this, place the submersible pump on the bottom. It is desirable that a special filter is attached to it, which will promote additional purification of water. The place where the brook flows will need to be slightly raised above the edge of the reservoir. It can be beautifully decorated with stones, plants, suitable objects or sculptures. They will also help to decorate all technical devices. Do not forget about your water. Now you can start decoratingdirectly pond. Before "populating" water with plants, let it settle for 6-7 days. If you stopped on a bowl with several levels, then the lowest water lilies will take. A bit higher, at a depth of 40 cm, you can land a Turch. On the surface will float hornwort. By the way, the last two plants purify water well and are food for fish, if you decide to run them into a pond. There are so many plants that you canplanted directly in the water, for example, the amphibian amphibian, orontium water, water hyacinth, water-color, whose leaves resemble a water lily. But whichever plant you plant, it is better to do it in a basket where the substrate for plants can be laid with stones. This will not allow the plant to overflow your reservoir and will not contaminate it. And the baskets themselves will fit perfectly on the curtains (places for plants) located on different levels of the bowl. The main thing is not to overdo it: from the abundance of aquatic plants your pond will quickly become a swamp. If you decide to make a pond, exactlyrepeating the natural, plant its banks sedkoy, verbeynikom point. Verbainik beautifully bends under the weight of its yellow flowers, creating a living cascade around the pond. Make the pond better ground lights. With the help of special devices you can also highlight the stream. Your pond will become a favorite vacation spot for the whole family.