Source: Popular Mechanics
By: Joseph Truini
If you’ve always wanted a backyard pond, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of homeowners already have them and thousands more are installing them every year. Why all the fuss over a water-filled hole? Well, for one thing, gurgling waterfalls are inherently appealing. Also, with the growing popularity of “water gardening,” many people look at their ponds as an interesting, ongoing project.
But before you can start stocking aquatic plants and animals, such as fish, frogs, tadpoles and snails, you need the pond itself–and a source for supplies and equipment.