How one man transformed his boring backyard into an incredible oasis

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 What’s better than building your own backyard pool? How about your own pond?

This is exactly the atttidue of Reddit user VonBubenberg‘s father, who completed the project over the course of two summers. His proud son posted an album of photos detailing exactly how the ambitious backyard project came together.

The finished freshwater pond even boasts a few fish due to the powerful filter and lack of regulating chemicals.

Check out how a patch of dirt transformed into a gorgeous lagoon.

It begins with an outline.

Why build a backyard pool when you could have a pond?

Operating heavy machinery is always a good time.

Why build a backyard pool when you could have a pond?

Nice hole.

Why build a backyard pool when you could have a pond?

Looks watertight.

Why build a backyard pool when you could have a pond?

Next come the blocks.

Why build a backyard pool when you could have a pond?

Not exactly Olympic-sized, but looking good!

Why build a backyard pool when you could have a pond?

Now we’re getting somewhere.

Why build a backyard pool when you could have a pond?

Night swimming is optional.

Why build a backyard pool when you could have a pond?

Every pond needs a spot to sit.

Why build a backyard pool when you could have a pond?

The finished product.

Why build a backyard pool when you could have a pond?

How much would a project like this cost? The son answers: “I can’t really give you an exact number since my father payed all the bills, but my guess would be somewhere around CHF 30’000 (USD 34’000), maybe a bit more.”

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