An artificial reservoir is a landscape design element specially made by man. It decorates the garden and makes it original, unique. On the site, they usually dig either a decorative pond or a pool. And in the second case, you will have to sweat much more. Even if the pond is created faster, it must be taken into account that a normal biological balance must be established in it, without which the water will quickly become cloudy and deteriorate.
Both the pool and the pond can have different geometric shapes and decorations. A pond is most often built in the garden, so we will talk about it.
Artificial reservoir is mainly located in the depths of the garden or near the lawn. Around the pond, you can sow grass or plant plants that will not die from a large amount of moisture. If the pond will be used for swimming, then the descent can be laid out with pebbles. If it is just a decorative pond, then there is no need for such a procedure.
Artificial reservoir can have different sizes. Most often, this indicator is determined by the size of the garden. However, one must also take into account the fact that in a small pond it is very difficult to maintainecological balance. In any case, the small lake requires careful maintenance and regular water changes.
Any owner who has a dacha and does not plant a plot of potatoes and onions tries to organize a small pond in the garden so that the whole family can relax by the water. Therefore, a place to rest near the reservoir should also be organized. Naturally, it is desirable to protect the area for recreation from bright sunlight, wind and rain. But do not forget that an artificial reservoir will quickly become clogged if tall bushes or trees are planted near it. At the same time, you should not place the reservoir in an open area where the sun always shines, as the water will begin to bloom.
The basis for an artificial reservoir can be made independently, or you can purchase a ready-made form. In the second case, it will be easier to organize a pond, but the choice of form is quite limited. The most common option is molds made of polyvinyl chloride. Although you can use fiberglass. If you want a pond to last up to 50 years, you can use butyl rubber, although it is quite expensive.
In order to create an artificial reservoir in the garden on your own, you can use concrete, from which a bowl of the desired size and shape is made. Naturally, such an organization provides for a large number of earthworks, since a foundation pit will have to be dug under the bowl. It should be noted that the banks of such a pit should be dug at an angle of 45degrees.
After the pit is ready, you can install a concrete or other bowl. Only it must be installed strictly horizontally. To do this, you can use the level. After installation, water is poured into the bowl so that it can be well compacted. All gaps are covered with sand. Further, the reservoir can be decorated with plants, sculptures and other elements of landscape design.