Pond building an area where standing water is present and aquatic plants such as caving, reeds, willows or dust cypress is important. Wetland areas also indicate where a pond may be possible. Local county soil surveys or conservation districts can determine if your soil is suitable for dust construction. If you are unsure that the site is right for a pond, a test hole can verify its viability. Keep in mind that even a test hole may require permission.
Building permits are required to build a large pond and must be acquired through local city, county, and / or governmental protection or conservation areas environment. They can also check if electrical or gas pipelines are buried in the area you have chosen.
Test holes must be dug to allow the depth of the ground water level to be projected by a screw or backhoe. Ideally, the visible water level should be 2 or 3 feet from ground level. As water levels will change seasonally, test holes should be observed for a year, notes major fluctuations. The hole must be covered with a grid or fence as a safety measure. Consider changing places or building a shallow waterfowl pond building if deep muck soils are revealed, as it provides poor water quality and weak side slopes.