How much does a backyard pond cost to install?

Pond installation costs vary depending on the size and complexity of your pond project, as well as on whether you decide to do the dirty work yourself or pay someone to do it for you.

Cost of Do-It-Yourself Pond Installation

Complete professional-grade DIY Pond Kits start at around $999 for an 8-by-8-foot pond, not including rocks and gravel.  Our next-largest kit - 8-by-11-foot - starts at around $1,100, with costs increasing from there depending on the size of your space. By the time you add in a few underwater lights, some pond plants like beautiful waterlilies and a few fish, you could expect to budget between $1,500 and $2,000 for a nice entry-level pond (about 100 to 200 square feet).

DIY Pond Kit Cost

This is a pond kit. We'll probably swap out a bunch of the stuff that's in here after we talk about your space.

Out of the box, our kits come with most of the essentials you would need to get started: usually a skimmer, pumps, plumbing, biofilter, underlayment, rubber liner, silicone, waterfall foam and other basics. (They do not include rocks, fish or plants - all of which are crucial to your pond's ecosystem.) Kits also include an instruction manual and links to helpful videos - plus free delivery to your build site.

So, there you are, stranded in your yard with a box, a shovel and a creeping feeling that all those dreams of backyard bliss may have led you to take on more than you can chew? Not quite.

When you buy your kit, we'll talk about your exact hopes and expectations for your backyard oasis. We will likely swap out pieces from the kit (i.e. if you need a different-sized liner) and go through the instruction manual step-by-step, crossing out and changing instructions as necessary. If you find yourself stuck during the build process or have a question, we're always just a phone call or visit away.

We also have a full line-up of free pond classes where you can start building up your library of pond knowledge (there's even free donuts!)

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Cost of Professional Pond Installation

Splash Supply Company’s basic pond package – an up to 100-square-foot, 20-inch-deep pond with one 16- to 20-inch waterfall – starts at $5,900. Our most popular pond package – an up to 150-square-foot, 28-inch-deep pond with a 16- to 20-inch waterfall – starts at $8,600.

If a full pond isn’t for you, Splash Supply also offers disappearing waterfalls starting at 4,390, as well as fountainscapes starting around $3,490. If you want to go big - maybe 300-square-feet big - your costs would probably start around $18,600. Financing is available for most water features.

As with most things in life, cheaper isn't always better. Having your pond installed by a professional the first time will minimize issues like leaks and green water, and maybe save you thousands of dollars in repairs.

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Service Costs

Service costs vary depending on the size and complexity of your water feature, how much work you want to do yourself, the severity of issues that need repaired and how often you want to have your pond serviced (cleaned, repaired, etc.) A visit from the Splash Supply team can range anywhere from $255 to more than $1,200 for routine cleaning and maintenance.

Check out our maintenance request forms for current prices, or contact us to talk about your specific needs.

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