Please guide me on my above ground pond build.

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I'm still in the planning phase of my above ground pond spring project. I've been keeping some shubunkin and comet goldfish in my fish room for about a year and a half. The comets have gone out in a patio pond made out of a large planter. But the plan has always been for something bigger.

The dimension's I'm thinking of will be 7x4x3. Due to my 3 crazy dogs we cannot go in ground or else they would be in it all the time! Additionally, my yard seems to be 75% boulders based on my experience digging in other areas, so I'll avoid that frustration. I could possibly set it 6-12 inches into the ground but even that's not for certain. The pond will also feature a bog filter and waterfall.

My main goal of this post is to find a validated method of construction. It seems the internet is filled with more designs that wont work than ones that last. Budget is also a factor so I want to get this right the first time.

Also, is a foundation recommened? I was considering making one out of pavers but would rather not if its not needed.

Could you fine people please share any plans or advice you may have. Thanks
 

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Welcome to the forum. Are you thinking concrete block or wood sleepers? I have no experience with a constructed above ground pond but @GBBUDD will likely be along shortly may have some suggestions for you.
 
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Can't answer much without knowing where you are, down south? no foundation. Up north but going with a liner and 6x6 wood no foundation .

Cinder block and 4 feet deep yup foundation.
Need more info .

No digging or very little I would pour to get a level base to work from put a few pins into the rock unless it is just boulders
 

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