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Let Your Natural Swimming Pond Age and Develop

Before adding any fish or taking a long soak, you should let your new swimming pond age and develop a little bit. 

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Understanding and Meeting Local Requirements for Your Natural Swim Pond

In most rural areas, small backyard ponds designed for swimming are not controlled by any local authorities or permitting offices. 

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Plant Selection and Installation in Natural Swimming Pond

Careful plant selection makes the difference between a clean and thriving natural pond and a water feature that requires a lot of attention for the first few years. 

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Water Features that Work Best with Natural Swimming Ponds

Many homeowners want their backyard ponds to serve a double purpose of adding visual appeal and offering a comfortable place to swim. 

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Plant Your Filtration Area in a Natural Swimming Pond

After installing your liner and filling your pond, it’s time to add your filtration plants. 

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Controlling Algae Growth in a Natural Swimming Pond

Algae is one of the most discouraging parts of natural pond ownership. It’s a natural and inevitable part of a pond’s life cycle, but it’s also unpleasant to swim through and can seem impossible to eliminate. 

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Dealing with Wildlife Attracted to the Pond

A well-built natural pond will attract a wide variety of wildlife. 

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The 50/50 Rules of Designing a Natural Swimming Pond

Natural ponds that aren’t used for swimming can be planted as heavily or lightly as you like. However, swimming ponds need a specific amount of planted and clear areas. 

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Building Entrances and Exits to a Natural Swimming Pond

Walking in and out of the pond through a random part of the pond bank may work if you only plan to swim a few times over the course of the summer. 

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To Add Fish or Not to Natural Swimming Pond?

For some homeowners, the idea of adding koi or goldfish to their backyard pond is even more of a goal than swimming.

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Choose a Natural Swimming Pond Style

All natural ponds need banks that look natural and stabilize the soil below the surface to prevent erosion. 

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Reasons to Choose a Natural Swimming Pond Over a Traditional Pool

Since building a natural pond for any purpose is a large home improvement project, you’ll want to make sure it’s the right choice for you before you begin. 

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Making a Natural Pond for Swimming

There are as many reasons for building a natural pond and there are designs and options for customization. 

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Controlling Access, Evaporation Rate, and Stormwater Gain

For many decorative and recreational ponds, gaining some water during rainy seasons and losing a few inches during a hot summer has relatively little overall effect.

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Which Liner Material Works Best for Barren and Processing Ponds?

Few other ponds have the stringent demands for liner durability and damage resistance of processing ponds. 

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Solution Collection Ditches for Processing Ponds

While most mining facility managers focus their attention primarily on the processing ponds used for mineral and ore recovery, the collection and transportation ditches connecting the ponds together are just as important.

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Sizing Processing Ponds

Sizing is slightly more complicated for processing ponds using in the mining industry than for other types of water features. 

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Why Processing Ponds Require the Best Liner Materials

Processing ponds, whether they’re designed to hold pregnant or barren solutions, require durable liners you can count on. 

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What are Pregnant, Barren, and Processing Ponds?

It’s a common misconception that ores are mined directly from rock in a pure form. 

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Components of the Catch Basin

Despite being just a small part of the larger storm water management plan, the catch basin itself is complex enough to contain multiple important parts.

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The Challenges of Storm Water Management

Storm water is often treated as a nuisance rather than an important resource. 

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How Many Mils Do You Need for a Pond Liner?

The thickness of any particular liner, including pond liners, is generally measured in mils. 

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Fish and Plant Safety for Pond Liners

Pond liner selection needs the most attention when you’re planning to add fish and plants to your finished pond. 

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Underlayment for Pond Liners

It’s easy to assume that a single layer of pond liner is all you need to keep water in and protect your pond from erosion.

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Your Flexible Pond Liner Material Options

Even once you’ve narrowed down your liner choices to a flexible material, you’re still left with plenty of options. 

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