This pond was constructed in 1982 after an entire Winter of pleading with my parents for permission. The pond measured 4.5 x 8 feet
and was made with concrete. Initially it was built with no filtration. After realizing the inefficiency of a store bought in pond box filter
, an external filter fabricated with garbage cans was installed. I rented a concrete drill to make a hole in the pond side wall and hooked the filter
up to it. All in all it worked pretty well
This was a nice upgrade to my first pond the previous year, which was a large concrete planter sunk into the ground.
I learned a lot in building, maintaining and upgrading this first pond. I continually worked on it throughout my teen years and when koi started appearing in the local pet stores, I purchased several in 1983
and quickly preferred keeping them over goldfish
3" side drain | Little giant pump | 120 gallon Multi chamber filter