Can someone guide me to a DIY pond kit?

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I am all ready researching for next year a bigger pond,I'd like a 400+ gallon one,but with all the info and kits out there,I can't figure out what size liner I would need to accommodate my needs,I'm thinking of a 6x6 4 ft deep,any help would be great,thanks:happy:
 
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Hello and welcome! So, it sounds like you already have a pond, but you want to go bigger....? Will you have fish and what kind? I can't help you about a kit, but you can google "pond liner calculator" and there are lots of sites to help you determine the correct size liner. Here's one I just did based on your measurements. Remember to add AT LEAST 2' on all sides.

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Are you set on digging a pond? If you want a raised pond....I bought a nice raised pond from Costal Pond Solutions (http://coastalpondsolutions.com/index.php) (a.k.a. Kim's Ponds http://kimsponds.com/). It is about 6 x 6, 425 gallons and 30" deep. It is a complete kit with pond frame, preformed EDPM liner and pump or filter (2 options). They have one that is larger, too.

This is a pic from when I first installed it in early April.

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Webb's Water Gardens online has some and I've found the customer service people to be very helpful. They know their merchandise. There's a place to click on the left hand column that is all pond kits. They have a ton of them.
 
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Hello and welcome! So, it sounds like you already have a pond, but you want to go bigger....? Will you have fish and what kind? I can't help you about a kit, but you can google "pond liner calculator" and there are lots of sites to help you determine the correct size liner. Here's one I just did based on your measurements. Remember to add AT LEAST 2' on all sides.

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I also added extra on both sides, knowing that I might run into some interesting situations while digging. And knowing that I was a little extra super excited to have a pond and would undoubtedly want to make it a tad bigger. (And I did!) :)
 
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I think we all do that .OH liner is that big HMMM hole could be bigger HUH and then before you know it the shovel is in your hand and you are digging .
 
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17x17 ft liner , if u want a shelf then may b 20x20ft, i would recommend making it 25x25 if u have budget and space, that will allow u to extend pond whenver is needed in future as fishes will grow and multiply in few years .
 
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I am all ready researching for next year a bigger pond,I'd like a 400+ gallon one,but with all the info and kits out there,I can't figure out what size liner I would need to accommodate my needs,I'm thinking of a 6x6 4 ft deep,any help would be great,thanks:happy:
Thank you for your help with the calculation,I started the digging process this past weekend,would like to get it up and running by the end of august,I have a few koi and some goldfish now,and the goldfish are at there max.size,I been lifting them in the fall and bring them in the house,the last 3 years,who would have thought the pretty feeder fish for 39 cents would be so hardy,the koi i just got from petco,so i doubt if they are high quality,but I like them just the same,some are 3 inches or less,and a couple are 4-5 inches and growing,So I felt it wouldn't be fair to them not to have a bigger pond,just want to do the right thing for them,so I am slowly but surely getting this pond done for them.Any tips on filters ,pumps would be a great help,I have been through trial and error,which is a learning process,thankful I haven't lost any fish yet,keeping my fingers crossed.
 
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Thats beautiful,Can you over winter fish in it?:)
 
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Thats beautiful,Can you over winter fish in it?:)
Yes. This will be my first winter, but I have been told by members on this forum that with aeration and a heater to keep a hole in the ice, it shouldn't be a problem.
 

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425 gallons will not support many fish especially Koi without lots and lots of filtration.
I have 8 comets, although they are all under about 5" at this point. The all in one submersible that came with it supposedly does 961 gph.
 

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I have 8 comets, although they are all under about 5" at this point. The all in one submersible that came with it supposedly does 961 gph.
I was referencing the OP. She stated that she had some Koi and a few Goldfish. She will need a decent size pond to carry that high of a fish load, expecially being that some are Koi.
You are fine with 8 Goldfish. Sorry for any confusion.
 

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I was referencing the OP. She stated that she had some Koi and a few Goldfish. She will need a decent size pond to carry that high of a fish load, expecially being that some are Koi.
You are fine with 8 Goldfish. Sorry for any confusion.
I must have missed where she mentioned her Koi.
 
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Are you set on digging a pond? If you want a raised pond....I bought a nice raised pond from Costal Pond Solutions (http://coastalpondsolutions.com/index.php) (a.k.a. Kim's Ponds http://kimsponds.com/). It is about 6 x 6, 425 gallons and 30" deep. It is a complete kit with pond frame, preformed EDPM liner and pump or filter (2 options). They have one that is larger, too.

This is a pic from when I first installed it in early April.

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Oh that looks great, just might be my next project.
 

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My koi are over 2 feet long and got them from a koi farm cheap since they were ugly fish .They sell them cheap to get rid of them or like the guy says they kill them because they do not have any value to them .So cheap fish can sometimes be good fish
 
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