After the bustling city, its own suburban area seems like a piece of heaven on earth. Flowers are planted here, paths are paved and lawn is arranged. And, of course, on your own site you want to see the reservoir. In this article we will explain how to make a reservoir with your own hands at the dacha.
The reservoirs in the area can be of different purposes, of different shapes, and of different sizes. In addition, they are the following types of reservoirs:
The rigid plastic form is ideal for the construction of small reservoirs, located in close proximity to flower beds or paths on the site. Such reservoirs are easy to assemble, and they can be transferred from place to place at will, decorating them with plants or stones in various styles.
Large ponds can be equipped with PVC film or reinforced concrete. Such artificial reservoirs are usually mounted once and are no longer transported. Therefore, when planning on the site of a large reservoir, you need to carefully consider its location, as well as the surrounding plants.
Where to locate
Small reservoirs organically look anywhere - near the house, near the flower garden, near the tracks. They can be decorated with various plants, stones, small garden figurines, and fountains. The great advantage of small reservoirs is the possibility of their rapid transfer from place to place. Thus, you can easily change the look of your own plot.
The pit of a stationary reservoir
Large reservoirs need to be positioned thoughtfully: first, they cannot be moved from place to place as easily as small reservoirs, which are based on a plastic form. Secondly, they need to be properly entered into the surrounding landscape. The organization of a large reservoir requires a long preliminary planning and planning, takes a lot of time and effort, but the result can exceed all expectations and allow you to create a unique rest corner on the site.
What choice to make - film PVC or concrete? Concrete or plastic form?
The plastic form is a convenient preparation, it is not difficult to put it. She does not need additional waterproofing.
The PVC film allows you to create ponds with the most unimaginable edges. However, its service life, although long, is not as long as we would like. Under the influence of low temperatures PVC film can lose its properties. Usually the life of such a film is not more than a few years.
Arranging the film reservoir
Concrete is the most difficult material to work with. It requires significant preparatory and construction work: preparation, reinforcement, waterproofing. However, if the construction of a large reservoir with a bridge is required, building material is better than concrete with reinforcement - not to be found.
Installation of the bowl
Digging of the excavation
We decorate the coast
Construction for protection against garbage
Preparation of the excavation
First concrete layer and reinforcement
Second concrete layer
Concreting the walls and trimming the reinforcement
Leveling layer of concrete
In addition, for such stationary bodies of pvc film or reinforced concrete, you need to consider a filtration and water purification system. This means supplying electricity to the pond and installing special equipment.
Additional accessories in the form of fountains or mini-waterfalls also need electricity. and in the backlight.
Pond creation scheme
Layout of the film reservoir
Design of an artificial reservoir
A small body of water in the area
A pond lined with
Pond with a stream