Pond Research Placement and Size
This is the space I have to deal with. It is an urban setting. I just installed lots of exotic bamboo with a rhizome barrier. There is monkey grass in front of the barrier to keep the barrier hidden as it needs to be above ground at least a little. This is going to look great once it grows in. I think a large koi pond would be look great with this bamboo as a backdrop. I'm also trying to minimize the amount of mowing that needs to done.
I have a friend with a tractor who will bring it into town and dig for the day for a small donation of cash and beer. I know where the sewer line is as I replaced it myself a couple years ago and all other utilities are in the front yard. I do not want to get too close to the sewar lol not again!!!
I'd like an irregular shape so it appears at least a little natural. How much space should I allow between the back porch and the pond and between the bamboo area and pond? I would like a deep pond that steps down to 5ft for Koi.
The pond wouldn't just be for looks but also noise. Living in town is noisy and I'd like a water fall or two or a fountain to help drown out some city sounds.
Lets say I've decided on an approximate size of 20ft x 20 ft which is 5ft at its deepest. I understand underlayment can be add in strips but what size liner should I buy?
The trickiest part seems to be planning plumbing, pumps, fountains, and waterfalls. Given the map is it possible to run all plumbing to a small concrete pad under my back porch or would submerged pumps and filters be better? Is it possible to have pumps that are not too loud or expensive to run?
I'm going to keep reading about how to do this but I've found feedback from experienced ponders and past threads of this forum to be a valuable learning tool.
If something I've proposed seems like a bad idea please let me know. Hope I didn't start of with tooo many questions.