The internet, your neighbors and your cousin have all kinds of advice on how to build your own pond without spending tons of money. They recommend materials like skimmers made out of rubber trashcans and underlayment made out of old carpet scraps.

You know better – or at least you do now.

Buying a DIY kit with high-quality materials built specifically for ponds is an easy way to increase your pond’s lifespan and reduce the cost of repairs in the long run. At Splash Supply Company, we have DIY Pond Kits that include all of the essentials you need to get started – including rock and gravel. We also offer free local delivery near York, PA (see below for details) and will help you plan your oasis.

Our DIY kits will help you build what we call an Ecosystem Pond. This type of pond design works with nature to achieve a naturally beautiful ecosystem that simply works.

Ecosystem Ponds are

  • Low-maintenance
  • Eco-friendly
  • Great for happy, healthy fish and plants
  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Natural-looking
  • Built to keep water crystal-clear

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Our DIY Pond Kits - Components and Pricing

 8' x 11' Economy8' x 11' Upgraded11' x 16' Basic11' x 16' Deluxe21' x 26' Basic21' x 26' Deluxe
SkimmerSignature Series 200Signature Series 400Signature Series 1000Signature Series 1000Signature Series 1000Signature Series 1000
BioFallsSignature Series 1000Signature Series 1000Signature Series 2500Signature Series 2500Signature Series 6000Signature Series 6000
BioFalls Rock Tray-
BioFalls Faux Rock Lip----
PumpEcoWave 2000AquaSurge 3000AquaSurge 2000-4000AquaSurge 2000-4000AquaSurge 4000-8000AquaSurge 4000-8000
Pipe & PlumbingKink-Free 1.5" x 25'Flex PVC 1.5" x 25'Flex PVC 2" x 25'Flex PVC 2" x 25'Flex PVC 2" x 50'Flex PVC 2" x 50'
Dual Union Check Valve-
Fish-Safe EPDM Liner12' x 15'12' x 15'15' x 20'15' x 20'25' x 30'25' x 30'
Underlayment180 sq. ft.180 sq. ft.300 sq. ft.300 sq. ft.750 sq. ft.750 sq. ft.
Rock & Gravel1 Pallet Medium Boulders (12"-18")
1 Scoop Large Pond Rock (5"-8")
1 Scoop Pond Gravel (3/4"-3")
1 Pallet Medium Boulders (12"-18")
1 Pallet Large Boulders (18"-30")
1 Scoop Large Pond Rock (5"-8")
1.5 Scoops Pond Gravel (3/4"-3")
5 Pallets Medium Boulders (12"-18")
3 Pallets Large Boulders (18"-30")
2 Scoops Large Pond Rock (5"-8")
4 Scoops Pond Gravel (3/4"-3")
Lighting Package--StandardColor-ChangingStandardColor-Changing
Pond Powerhead----
Faux Driftwood- ---
2021 Price$1,779 $2,579$4,419$5,089$8,139$8,789
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Click here to reserve your kit now through our online store, or visit us at 1298 Toronita St. in York, PA.

After you pay for your kit, we’ll set up a time to deliver the components to your home (free of charge in our Local Delivery Zone) and go over all the information you need to get started. We’ll set up a second delivery date for rock and gravel when you’re ready for them.

If you find yourself stuck during the build process, just stop by the store or shoot us an email, and we’ll be happy to help.

Splash also have a full line-up of free pond classes where you can start building up your pond knowledge, as well as a comprehensive online library of informational articles to help you on your DIY journey.

Ecosystem Ponds: A Quick Overview

If you talk to us about building a backyard water feature, you’ll hear us use the term “Ecosystem Pond.” A lot.

Here’s what an Ecosystem Pond is: A man-made pond that mimics the natural processes that keep fish happy and water crystal-clear.

Each element of an Ecosystem Pond has a crucial role to play in making your pond a pleasant place to hang out. Fish eat mosquitos, bacteria eat gases that fish waste creates and plants eat the waste that the bacteria produce. When all of these pieces work together, you have a beautiful pond that requires very little maintenance.

Let’s take a quick look at everything that makes an Ecosystem Pond work:

Plant Shelves and Fish Caves

The Splash Ecosystem Pond is designed to look naturally beautiful. Just like you find in nature, we incorporate plant shelves and pockets at the perfect water depth, as well as fish caves to help keep your finny friends safe. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that the stepped-shelf design lets your family and pets safely enter and exit the pond.

Physical Filter

A physical skimming-type filter will remove 80 to 90 percent of the debris that enters your pond. The skimmer pulls leaves, twigs, pollen and fish waste into a basket you can easily empty without diving to the bottom. Your pump, the heart of the pond’s recirculation system, is housed out-of-sight in the skimmer.

Rocks and Gravel

The rock and gravel covering the fish-safe pond liner is an essential element to a healthy and beautiful water feature. In the Splash Ecosystem Pond, beneficial bacteria colonize on the surface of the rock and gravel and break down the waste remaining after the skimmer has done its work. Accumulation of debris is very minimal when compared to older-style ponds without skimmers or gravel.


Biofiltration is the word we use to describe the natural process that keeps your water crystal clear and your fish happy and healthy. In the Splash Ecosystem Pond, the water flows up through your biofilter and then back into the pond over the rocks. Beneficial bacteria and enzymes convert ammonia to nitrites and then nitrates (nitrification) in the biofilter and throughout the pond. Nitrates keep your plants lush and full of life. Our biofilters are efficient and require very little maintenance. The waterfall adds a vital dose of oxygen back into the water.

Pond Life

Pond plants and fish are a vital part of a happy, healthy pond. Lush pond plants reduce string algae by removing the nutrients that algae need to survive. Fish, frogs and dragonflies provide natural and effective control for nuisance insects. Keeping the right amount of fish in your pond, and feeding them properly, will keep your ecosystem balanced and your pond low-maintenance. Your fish will become the jewel of your water feature.

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