On a hot day, so want to swim or just sit in the shade near the water. But most of the garden plots are located away from ponds and rivers, and swimming can only dream of. But if one were to build a simple pond right on the site? Decorative pond with a diameter of about two meters and a depth of 80-90 cm is easy to build for one or two days. And need for building only greenhouse polyethylene film or roofing felt (for waterproofing), clay and sand.
First, dig a pit for the pond with a margin of 20-30 cm from the Walls must be sloped. At the bottom lay the 10-15-cm layer of well-kneaded clay and carefully flatten it lightly dampening with water. Allow the clay to dry, then place the second layer exactly the same thickness. Sprinkle the top of fine gravel or pebbles and, without waiting for drying, tamp the end of a wide Board.
Plastic film or tar paper (roofing felt) will allow you to do without clay. The bottom of the pit pour a thin (6-8 cm) layer of sand and several layers of cover film. Sprinkle top pebbles or gravel. The pool is ready. Of course, it is not very good for swimming, but to plunge into the heat. And if to it around plants, shrubs, to decorate large stones, your own pond will be, perhaps, the most comfortable corner of the garden. Water is the easiest way to haul buckets or pour out of the hose. Try to change it at least once every two weeks. Otherwise it will “blossom”. If the pond most of the day under the sun, the water is quickly warmed. And that it does not evaporate, pour in water granules or small pieces of foam. This screen not only will prevent water from evaporation, but also serve as a heat protective “fur coat”, and you will be able at its discretion to adjust the temperature of the pool water. And here’s another way. Cover the pool frame with a stretched plastic film. You can just pull it to the metal arches from the greenhouse. They are installed at the edges of the pool. The film reliably protects the water from overheating or cooling, and do not let it evaporate.