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There’s a lot more to backyard pond installation than simply digging a big hole and filling it with water. Backyard ponds require liners, pumps, filters and regular maintenance to keep algae and bacteria growth at bay.

If you decide to sell, it could also affect your home’s resale value. Not everyone might want their own pond, but a small backyard oasis could be the showstopper your home needs. This article will cover:

  • The pros and cons of a backyard pond.
  • Essential elements of a backyard pond.
  • How much does it cost?
  • Does a backyard pond increase or decrease the resale value of a home?
  • How does maintenance work?
  • DIY or hire a professional?