I have a 8 x 4 pond shell; in the ground by now.
My pond builder suggested, I put a rim of concrete
around the upper lip for support. However, none of
the books or instructions I have seen suggest that.
a) This is an awful lot of cement. Being pregnant, I am not
particularly eager to work with cement for more than a
couple of hours. (Hey, I got pregnant after I started the
b) Is this really necessary? The ground here is very
*** its own. The pond shell is very solid (fiber
glass). And I want to be able to remove the pond if
necessary without using a jack hammer.
Note that I *will* do some cementing in one high-traffic
area. Also, the lip will be covered with flag stones in many
places. (I wasn't going to cement them, so I can rearrange
things until they are perfect.)