I have the added experience of almost drowning my 3 year old brother when I was 5 by pulling him into a 2' pool. Add to that my wife cant swim either.Kmarrs: how much did it cost you?
Gimlid: as a lifeguard and swim instructor myself, i think that thats a great idea. you woudlnt believe how many parents just leave their toddler unattended in the shallow kiddy pool, thinking that i'l be okay.
your better off spending the money and doin it right, the drop sheet won't hold up and you'll have to replace it next year.im thinking of going cheap.. and just digging up a 2 meter wide, 4 meter long, a meter or two deep. then buying some playsand, or whatever cheap stuff i can find, use that to cover bottom 2 - 3 inches to cover up rocks.
then instead of going out and buying a big pond liner for 200-300$
go homedepot, painting section and getting a big black plastic dropsheet for 4$ for 1mil or 10$ for 3.5mil im guessing thickness??
then fill bottom of that with sand and do another layer of plastic.
and then another just in case of any rips.
Tell me when to bring the shovel, dude.My wife now wants a koi pond in our backyard. I have one of those preformed ponds so its not too bad, but would like to make it quite a bit deeper so have to figure out how to use the preformed pond for the bottom and maybe fibreglass the above ground section and build it it cedar or cultivated rock so there's a sitting ledge all around. Would also design a viewing window I think and have some submersible LED lighting for the pond.
Another big project but will save it for the fall I think.