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Best way to level a pond on a slanted slope

15 years ago

Hey guys and gals,

I'm new to this pond thing, and am ready to dig out and install a flexible pond liner. The only thing I'm trying to figure out is how to have the water line level considering the entire backyard is on a slight slant. I'd say it's about 10 degrees worth, which isn't much, but enough to throw off the water level.

So do I build up the lower edge of the pond to the level of the higher part, or do I excavate out the higher part to make it level with the lower part? The pond will be about 6 feet by 11 feet, with the long part slanting downwards.

Just some more info. I plan on surrounding the pond with large rocks, and then have a flowerbed around the rocks.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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