So I’m redoing my pond. Currently it’s an above ground pool, a big circular one. I’ll update here what I’m doing, what I see I need, etc, to turn one pop up pool, into a mostly submerged pond. \nThe new pond is going in on the circle of our drive. My plan is to make a kidney shape, add an elevated bog in the western 1/3, with three levels of water in the pond. I’m planning each shelf to be about 12” wide, going from 12” deep, to 30” deep, to around 4’ deep, which is a drop of 18” from first to second shelf, then second to bottom. This spot is near trees, and I’m out in the country, and so I need some kind of awning to screen the pond from leaves, herons, and random other predatory birds. I’ll be making a short wall, and have the sides of the pond raised above ground level due to potential spring flooding.