I got pretty hot planting spinach for over winter so I decided to go swimming in my cement pond. Its been 7 years since I made it and its still in really good shape despite freezing weather in winter. I did everything myself and it cost a little over $600 to make. Its pretty large too, 52 ft. long and 32 ft. wide and 11 ft deep. Its made of chain link fence and chicken wire covered by about 2 in. of sand-cement mix. It has six ft. wide plant zones on each side that keeps the water clean if I keep the pumps going. Check it out.
Awesome, I'd love to have a setup like this one day. Swimming, fish (maybe some crayfish too?), aquatic plants, what more could you ask for?
posted 3 weeks ago
Thanks Nick, it was a lot of work, it took all summer and it was a real dry year but it was all worth the effort. Just me and my two boys, young men actually 21 and 22 years old at the time and it cost between 6 and 7 hundred dollars to make but that was scrounging and mixing everything ourselves. We even got the sand for free for the concrete. You can do the same thing with a pond liner too and I have seen used rubber roofing pretty cheap on Craig's list so if you got the land and the gusto go for it.
Thanks for watching and God bless.