Easily turn your backyard dream into a reality with the TotalPond All-in-One Pond Bundle

This Bundle has all the essential pond equipment you need to create your own small pond up to 200 gallons. The Bundle includes a 7 x 10 ft. PVC Liner, Complete Filter Kit with pump and fountain nozzle, a Koi Spitter and 1/2 in. Vinyl Tubing, and a Pond & Landscape Mini LED Light Set. 

7 x 10 ft. PVC Liner

Complete Filter Kit with pump and fountain nozzle

Koi Spitter

1/2 in. Vinyl Tubing

Pond & Landscape Mini
LED Light Set

7 x 10 ft. PVC Liner

Complete Filter Kit with pump and fountain nozzle

Koi Spitter

1/2 in. Vinyl Tubing

Pond & Landscape Mini
LED Light Set

Before you start digging, take a look at these planning tips!

Overall Pond Planning Tips

  • Always dig with caution. Call 811 or your local utility company before you begin digging to locate buried pipes or power lines on your property. You should always check local codes for depth allowance and any fence requirements. 
  • Consider how the water garden will enhance your landscape. Examine all potential sites while considering economics, accessibility, and safety. 
  • Your pond should not be built on a slope or grade. If it is located at the lowest elevation of the yard, you will have rainwater run-off that can muddy the water, wash away fish and destroy plants. 
  • If you wish to include plants that require moderate to full sunlight, you will need to choose a location with a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight. Shade is good, but note that trees do drop leaves, which can fill up your pond and cause organic decay.  
  • The size, scale and layout of your pond should complement the other features of your yard, including your landscaping and terrain. 

All-in-One Pond Bundle Tips

  • The approximate dimensions of a small pond are up to 200 gallons, 3 ft. x 6 ft., with 1.5 ft. Depth 
  • BONUS TIP! If your pond includes fish, make sure it’s at least 24 in. at the deepest point.  

Let’s get building!

HOW TO USE THE

ALL-IN-ONE POND BUNDLE

Estimated construction and assembly time: 3 hours

Tools required:

  • Rope or string
  • Shovel
  • Garden hose
  • Scissors or cutting tool

Additional items:

  • Sand or underlayment
  • Rocks

Outlets needed:

  • 2 properly grounded electrical outlets (GFCI)

1

Start by using a piece of string or rope to mark the shape and location of the pond. For this 200-gallon pond, the approximate dimensions are 3 ft. x 6 ft., with a depth of 1.5 ft. 

2

Once you are happy with the shape, use a flat shovel to start digging the first tier of the pond. We recommend having levels in your pond. This will provide a shelf to hold plants and accessories. 

TIP! Allow for 1-2 in. of extra depth for the underlayment. 

3

Begin digging the second tier of the pond to a depth of approximately 6-12 inch. Keep some dirt for leveling, while clearing all sharp rocks or debris that could puncture the liner from the soil. 

TIP! If your pond includes fish, make sure it’s at least 24 in. at the deepest point. . 

4

Test the liner's size and shape by pressing it into all gaps to ensure a proper fit. Leave at least a 10-12 in. overhang. If roots and/or debris are present, line the bottom with old carpet or sand to protect the liner from punctures. 

5

Begin filling the pond. Adjust the liner edges, smoothing any wrinkles as it fills. Stop filling the pond at the halfway point. 

6

Assemble the Complete Filter Kit. Place the pump, filter media and fountain nozzle inside the filter box. Use these in-depth instructions for assembling the filter.

7

Using the ½ in. ID Vinyl Tubing, connect the Koi Spitter to the diverter valve on the assembled Complete Filter Kit.  

8

Place the Complete Filter Kit in the center of your pond and continue filling the pond with water. 

Make sure to slightly tilt the filter kit when placing it in the pond to fil the unit with water. 

9

While the pond is filling, secure the liner with stones. Add a ledge of decorative rocks around the perimeter to hide the liner edge. The ledge can be a couple of inches deep. 

10

Fold the liner under or trim the excess. Then decorate the landscape around your pond with plants and mulch to disguise the liner edge.  

Place the Koi Spitter near the edge of the pond. 

11

Add the Pond & Landscape Mini LED Light Set in and out of the water to illuminate the pond and water features. Use these in-depth instructions for installing the lights.

12

Connect the plugs into properly grounded electrical outlets and enjoy your new pond! 

Add Chlorine Remover before adding any fish or plants to water. Chlorine Remover detoxifies heavy metals from water and instantly removes chlorine and chloramines. 

Pond Maintenance

Now that you have a beautiful new pond, what do you do next? Routine maintenance can keep your water feature clean and clear and its inhabitants happy and healthy.

Learn more about caring for your pond

Learn more about product maintenance

Can’t make an in-ground pond?

No worries, you can easily use this All-in-One Pond Bundle to create an above-ground pond. Follow this link for steps and helpful tips for building an above-ground pond.