Hi all, I'm new to this forum. I'm just starting to plan my pool to pond conversion. My biggest question is where to put the plants. I have swimming dogs so they'll mess up any plants in the main pool. However, I have some big planter beds right next to the pool. I'm tentatively planning on sealing the beds at the bottom so water can't leak into the earth, and then carving a channel between the pool and the beds so water can flow back and forth. So, couple of questions : 1. Will it be a problem if the plants are outside of the main pool area since there will be limited water flow between the two areas? I could potentially reroute a waterfall feature to flow more water through the planters. I suppose that would filter more water, but is it worth the hassle? 2. How deep should the sealed planter beds be, and can I just put in dirt with gravel or rocks on top to keep it fairly clean. Any general advice would be appreciated too.