We just completed a wonderful addition to our backyard – a small goldfish pond. I have wanted one for years, mainly as a home for my bullfrog friends, but we really needed one when our 8 ever-growing goldfish outgrew their 35 gallon tub.
After the dust has settled, I would encourage everyone to consider putting in a small pond on their property. It is not overly expensive and it dramatically improves the quality of backyard life.
To get out job done, we called our ace handyman, Carella Wallace, who specializes in unique projects.
Nancy had called on him to erect an inexpensive fence to keep the deer out of our yard, and they no longer enter to mow down our hostas and vegetables. It was a god-send. Nancy also tired of squirrels and other varmints digging up her plants on her patio garden, so Carella came and custom-built a cage. Voila, no more squirrels to contend with.
When we considered a backyard goldfish pond, we called Carella, he came out, drew up some plans and after three trips to our house, the job was complete.
The most difficult part was digging up, then removing the dirt. You’d be surprised at how much soil comes from a two or three foot hole in the ground that’s about 8 feet long and 4 feet wide. It’s a pile of dirt, I can assure you. If you have a place to put the excess soil, that makes it easier. Carella had to haul ours away.
Once the hole was dug and the liner in place, Carella added a bed of small gravel, then placed rocks around the edge of the pond. He installed a pump and a hose and our pond was complete.
We love the pond, and the fish do as well.
Carella owns Wallace Home Improvement and he’s usually a pretty busy fellow, but can be reached at 540-241-6185. Call him. There are lots of goldfish out there that need a home.