He Started Building A Pond In His Yard, But It Turned Into Something Amazing (10 photos)

2071
This DIY version cost around $10,000. This looks like something you’d find at a hotel, not in someone’s backyard. The project started as a concrete koi pond, but at a friends suggestion, he decided to make it a pool.

1

Here are the original plans: The pool features a waterfall, a kiddie pool, a main pool, and a grotto.
2Then, he reinforced it with a retaining wall since he lives on a slope.

3

 He leveled and marked the edges of the pool for a rough estimate.

4

The plumbing started going in…5Here’s the pump for the pool.
6
 He set the foundation for the pool with rebar.

7

This part of the rebar grid would eventually become a grotto.

8

The pool was then sprayed with shotcrete, a concrete mixture applied with a high velocity hose.

9

10

 It takes a full week for the shotcrete to dry.

11

The rocks were then made with latex and mixed colored concrete. He shaped them with a trowel.

12

And it was complete!

13

17