The Do’s and Don’ts of Pond Construction

Adding a pond to your property can be an exciting and rewarding project, but it’s important to approach pond construction with care and attention to detail. To help you avoid common mistakes and ensure a successful project, we’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts for pond construction.


  1. Do choose the right location for your pond. This means finding a spot that is level, away from trees that may drop debris into the pond, and near a water source.

  2. Do consult with a professional to ensure proper pond design and construction. The experts at Midsouth Ponds can help you choose the right size, depth, and shape for your pond, and can advise on the best materials and construction methods.

  3. Do consider the purpose of your pond. Will it be for fishing, swimming, or simply aesthetic purposes? The purpose will dictate the size, shape, and depth of your pond.

  4. Do plan for proper filtration and maintenance. A good filtration system is critical for keeping your pond healthy, and regular maintenance is essential for keeping it in good condition.

  5. Do research the appropriate fish and plants for your pond. Adding too many fish or plants can cause problems with water quality and oxygen levels.


  1. Don’t skimp on materials or construction. Using low-quality materials or cutting corners on construction can result in a pond that is prone to leaks or other problems.

  2. Don’t ignore local regulations and permits. Depending on where you live, you may need permits or approvals for pond construction. Ignoring these requirements can result in fines or legal problems.

  3. Don’t overstock your pond with fish or plants. Too many fish or plants can cause problems with water quality and oxygen levels, leading to unhealthy conditions for your pond.

  4. Don’t forget to consider the environmental impact of your pond. If your pond is near a wetland or other sensitive area, it’s important to take steps to minimize any negative impact.

  5. Don’t forget to budget for ongoing maintenance. Regular maintenance is essential for keeping your pond healthy and attractive, so make sure you have a plan and budget in place for cleaning, filtering, and other tasks.

In conclusion, pond construction requires careful planning and attention to detail, but it can be a rewarding and enjoyable project when done right. By following these do’s and don’ts, you can avoid common mistakes and ensure a successful outcome for your pond project. If you need assistance with your pond construction or maintenance, contact the experts at Midsouth Ponds for guidance and expertise.

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The first step is to get in touch with us and send us a few pictures of your space. Describe your vision for your pond or water feature and we’ll get back to you with a phone consultation. We’ll also set up a date for the pre-job walkthrough.

We Get To Work

After we’ve agreed on all details and estimates, the fun part begins! We start working on cleaning your pond while keeping you in the loop through the whole process. Sit back and relax!

Enjoy Your Pond

Your pond is now clean and healthy, and it’s time for you to finally enjoy it. Gather your loved ones, take a break, and let the healing power of water soothe your senses!