October 31, 2008, Newsletter Issue #88: Your How-To Guide To Create A Backyard Fountain

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If youíre thinking about building a backyard fountain, itís a straightforward process if you just take it step-by-step. Hereís how to tackle a basic backyard fountain.

Make sure youíre dealing with a clean work area first.Mark the outline of the pond on the floor. Lay a five row high layer of bricks lengthwise at the perimeter.Place a pond under-liner in the center of the pond.On top, add a 45 ml thick pond liner thatís safe for fish if youíre planning to add them.Add a second layer of bricks inside the pond to stabilize the wall and weigh down the liners.Trim the excess liner at the edge of the pond.Add an additional layer of bricks perpendicular to the existing rows for a nice edge finish.Build a pedestal of bricks and add your statue.Fill the pond up with water. Place a submersible pump inside behind the pedestal. Turn the pump on and your backyard fountain is complete.

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