All prices below for NSP’s will be ballpark only. When all stock photos are replaced with ponds I built. Prices will go up 30%. Prices do not include landscaping, outdoor lighting, bridges, ect. NSP’s will be turn key and will come with all pumps, underlayment, liner, pipe, stone, gravel and first treatment. You will be able to jump in the day I finish. Prices will vary on what size rocks are used, what size waterfalls you want, how deep you want to go and where the NSP will be located
When deciding what you want your pond to look like think of your budget. All plants have to grow. So if you want it to look like it has been there for 2 years we would need to buy $5000 to $8000 in aquatic plants. If you want the landscape to look like it has grown in, then we need to upgrade plant size. This could double in cost as well. If you buy the small lighting package then change your mind and want to add more lights then you would need to buy a bigger transformer. We’ll discuss details.
We call this one inner tube paradise
Dig test is mandatory before excavation! Dial #311
This NSP will include excavation and haul off. We will need access to the yard with machinery. This pond comes with a 30 foot by 30 foot liner for swim area, up to 20 feet of stream and a mechanical biofilter system. Max depth of this pond is 4 feet deep. This NSP will also include all other equipment to turn key the Swimming pond.
Dig test is mandatory before excavation! Dial #311
This NSP will include excavation and haul off. We will need access to the yard with machinery. This pond comes with a 30 foot by 50 foot liner for swim area, it comes with a 20 foot by 20 foot liner for the wetland filter. This NSP will also include all other equipment to turn key the Swimming pond this would be an upgrade from pams pond #1
Dig test is mandatory before excavation! Dial #311
This NSP will include excavation and haul off. We will need access to the yard with machinery. This pond comes with a 40 foot by 50 foot liner for swim area, it comes with a 20 foot by 20 foot liner for the wetland filter. This NSP will also include all other equipment to turn key the Swimming pond. This would have been less but it has upgraded waterfalls and duel skimmers along with a massive jump rock. I built this for a landscape company.
This pond came complete with 2 8000 gallon remote controlled pumps. We installed both a jump rock as well a jump dock into a 5 foot deep Swimming zone. The natural swimming pond also comes with a wetland filter. Everything was included in this price from plants to outdoor lighting.
Are you just in the mood to get in and chill. Let this lazy river take you around and around.This can be upgraded with landscape and waterfall. To add to the excitement we can install lighting and fog makers as well as misters and Bluetooth landscape speakers. Travel around this 5 to 6 foot wide river 2 1/2 to 3 feet deep with waterfalls. A massive jet pushing up to an 2400 GPM all around the river, pushing you from start to finish over and over. The pump is variable speed and remote controlled.
This one is a monster swim pond. This pond includes a 50 x30 swim area 7 feet deep to 3 foot shallows. Surrounded by Lillie’s and bog plants on both sides. Extras on this pond were 15 feet of pond steppers, upgraded waterfalls using boulders and a double wetland filter. This pond is powered by 2 10000 gph pumps and a deep end aerator with duel diffusers. The landscape and driftwood package was also added. The basic lighting was added to this beautiful pond along with low watt Bluetooth speaker
European swim ponds are built a little different than the Texas edition. ENSP will have a regeneration zone that surrounds the swim zone. These ponds also come with a jump dock. Just because the look mimics the European style it will still be built with local rocks underneath the water. This style does not come with waterfalls and is mostly powered by air bubbles. We still include a water pump to power the wetland filter. The skimmer zone will be located under the dock
Dig test is mandatory before excavation! Dial #311. This natural swimming pond “NSP“will include excavation and haul off. We will need access to the yard with machinery. This pond comes with a 40 foot by 30 foot liner for swim area., the regeneration plant zone is also included in this liner size. This NSP will also include all other equipment to t
Dig test is mandatory before excavation! Dial #311
This NSP will include excavation and haul off. We will need access to the yard with machinery. This pond comes with a 50 foot by 70 foot liner for swim area., the regeneration plant zone is also included in this liner size. This NSP will also include all other equipment to turn key the Swimming pond
Dig test is mandatory before excavation! Dial #311. This NSP will include excavation and haul off. We will need access to the yard with machinery. This pond comes with a 50 foot by 100 foot liner for swim area., the regeneration plant zone is also included in this liner size. This NSP will require upgraded wetland filter and upgrade plant package.
This was a monster job with a massive 1600 square foot water surface. This pond came with a small landscape and a small outdoor lighting package. This is powered by 2 8000 remote controlled pumps along with many air stones to add circulation to this 6 foot deep swimming hole. Most rocked used are under water and weight 700 pounds a piece. We call this the Texas European Swimming Pond. This job came with all the pond plants as well as he 4x8 jump dock. The 20x20 wetland filter also was included
This is another monster pond build with the measurements of 60 x30 with a 15 x8 bog and a 30 x6 river with waterfalls. His is powered by 2 - 7500 gph pumps and a 5000 gallon air pump. This swimming pond is the base model 60x30 for $65,000 but has an upgraded wetland filter along with a 30 foot plus river and waterfalls. This also came with a 4x10 jump dock and many different edge boulders . This has a small pea gravel beach with massive steps leading into the pond. More details in the blog.
This was built by Tussy landscape, one of our Aquascape friends out of Pennsylvania. Basic price on this pond is around $165,000.00. Adding the landscape, lighting, fire pit with patio and building the price is around $250,000.00 this pond is only a 20 x 40 water surface pond. It come with a wetland filter as well as negative edge reverse wetland filter.
This was a team Aquascape build. The customer wanted to spare no expense. No small rocks on this build. Includes 2 wetland filters, a reverse wetland filter mini lazy river and deep swim pond with patios and fire pit.
There is way too much to describe. Watch the video for this build.
We can add landscape, outdoor lighting, rope fences, decks & docks, patios and pergolas. Your imagination will dictate the budgets and I’m the king of stretching budgets. I will give you the most I can possibly give you without building your pond for free. Replacing 2 man boulders with large machine movable rock will increase the price and labor but will shorten the build time. (Fence repair is additional cost)( Sprinkler system repair or reroute is an additional cost)(Replacing Sod from machines will be an additional cost)
Make your pond come to life.
Includes 10 under water lights, all wiring and connections along with the transformer. Or our beginner package of 3 underwater lights and a 1 waterfall light and small transformer for $799.00. 10 % off if paired with landscape lighting.
This package includes 7 landscape ground lights and 4 up lights for trees as well as 2 bluetooth speakers. This is a low end starter package. High end lighting packages are also available but the price also changes to high end as well, but come with a lifetime warranty. Beginner package 4 trail spot landscape lights 1 up light plus transformer $1099.00 ( discount applied if landscape and water lighting is combined). 10% off if paired with underwater package.
This package will include 100 plants ranging from 1 to 3 gallon sizes. This will include annuals and perennials as well as grasses and ground covers. This package will also include some form of driftwood or stump. Addition cedar stumps or logs can be purchased for additional cost. Mulch will cover 4 feet from ponds edge. $100 each addition yard. 10% off if paired with underwater lighting package & landscape package.
This will include 10 hardy pond Lillie’s (your color choice of flower) and 30 marginal plants (bog plants). This package will also come with the pots and fertilizer for a year. Or double up and we will include 20 Lillie’s and 100 bog plants for $5000.00 that is 10 more lilies and 70 more aquatic plants than original package. Lilly pads are only available spring, summer, and early fall.
Adding 6 jet or water moving system to eliminate dead zones in the pond.
Do you want the sand box entrance. Add an easy way to get in an out with a sandy beach. Sand beach around 1.5 to 2 feet deep.
Some customers that don’t like turn off waterfalls so we offer external pump upgrades. Submersible pumps are totally fine. We just recommend swimming when they are turn off. When you are done swimming turn them back on. The $3500 upgrade will include all the extra plumbing and concrete pad the pumps will sit on. This upgrade is for standard or basic ponds. Deluxe and premium ponds already come with external pumps.
Some ponds may be built on flat ground and may need to add some type of drainage to catch rain water. This normally only needs to happen on large lots of land. The smaller ponds in neighborhood backyards don’t usually need this.
Adding an outside the pond skimmer basket is an upgrade that can be added for $600.00 per pump. Our swim ponds will come with a reverse type wetland filter the leaves will gather to.
In the European type style of ponds sometimes the gravel will slide down and have to be moved back in place. We can upgrade the edges with concrete rocks around the edge for $25.00 a foot. Rocks will be 8 inch by 8 inch. Larger rocks can be used but the price will be more.
Making your pond more majestic
This will include liner, underlayment and stone as well as gravel. We do offer discounts over ten feet of additional stream.
Adding height to a waterfall includes dirt, rock liner and underlayment. To achieve height we will also have to increase length to get to desired height.
All our ponds come with a basic air pump and stone to help aerate dead zones. For the customers that want massive bottom aeration we can upgrade to a larger setup for an additional $800.00. Aeration is key to making swimming pond healthy. Moving water from deep end up will keep the pond cooler and aerate the stagnant water below 4 feet.
$795.00 will give you one large rock 4 feet in width to get close to the edge of the pond to interact with the pond.
$1900.00 will give 8 feet of edge steppers.
$2900.00 will give 12 feet of edge steppers.
All swimming ponds come with a wetland filter. The wetland filter we install will cover up 15000 Gallons. This is included in the price. Some customers would like a much bigger swimming pond so an additional expansion of the wetland filter will be necessary for ponds from 15000 gallons to 30000 gallons. All wetland filters come with a snorkel, centipede and aqua blocks. Ponds that are built European style don’t need to have a large wetland, because there are plants on the sides of the pond.
Every water feature is different and all pricing above are not carved in Stone. Different factors cause fluctuations in prices. Sometimes these are not found until we break ground. Liners come in 30 and 50 foot widths and we can only build inside those limits. Most streams and rivers use a 10 foot wide liner, our prices reflect those limits. Larger rivers and waterfalls are possible. Custom pricing is available.
Your pond is your dream, I’m here to make it a reality. In the real world everything comes with a price. Even though Picasso paintings look like crap they still sell for millions. We are not saying you have to spend a million but everything we add has a price tag. We will be offering 3 bids per pond. One will be the standard or basic. It will be a functional swim pond without the bells and whistles. There will also be the deluxe swim pond. This will include the standard pond with aquatic and landscape plants, it will also include basic pond lighting as well as landscape lighting. Then there will be the premium swim pond which will include every from the first 2 plus additional lighting, additional landscape, rocks that line the whole pond.
Standard ponds normally come with submersible pumps. Which means you need to turn off the waterfalls before swimming. Submersible pumps are great for all aspects of the pond except for the fact you are putting electricity into a body of water. So for your safety you just need to turn off the pumps when you swim and turn them back on when you get out.
Deluxe and premium pond will come with external pumps which mean you can swim with the pumps and waterfalls running full blast. With deluxe and premium ponds you can have a sand beach entrance. Sand and submersible pumps don’t mix so basic ponds get pea gravel beaches.
There are many factors that come into play when building your pond. What is your soil like, will concrete walls need to be installed. We want to work with your budget and we can give you something for what you have to pay. But all good things need to come to an end. We can’t keep adding things that were not part of the original design for free. I can nickel and dime my self to death building these Swim ponds because they are so exciting.
So in final we have to consider everything involved and work that into your budget. If a French drain needs to be installed around your pond to prevent water from going in. Then that is extra or the pond can be made smaller to accommodate this upgrade. If you are wanting to add extra rock around the edges to prevent gravel from sliding into the pond then that is extra or we can make the pond smaller to accommodate this upgrade.
Here in Austin a typical concrete pool 20 feet long and about 13 feet wide will run around $60,000.00 in perspective with that price you can get the basic pond for also $60,000.00 but it will be around 30 feet long and 20 feet wide.
There are two types of styles we offer, the Texas swim pond or the European swim pond. Both are really cool but the Texas swim pond doesn’t have 8 foot gravel sides so additional wetland filters need to be added. The European style just need the standard wetland filter be it also has 4 sides of gravel beds for aquatic planting.
We work with all types of budgets so there is something for everyone.
This swim pond come with a double wetland filter because it doesn’t have the large aquatic planting
and add ons
We don’t mind working all over central Texas but we travel home every day.
Daily commute estimate prices.
Project must meet minimum requirements for travel.
Austin no commute charges.
San Antonio $150.00
Canyon lake $150.00
Falls city / Karnes city $200.00
South Dallas or Fort Worth $250.00 North $300.00
Bryan/College Station $200.00
If we start digging the hole and come across bedrock and can’t dig further without the use of a jackhammer, then we will add the additional $550 daily for the rental of the machine. This will not be a hand jackhammer but a Bobcat machine attachment.
Customers that have land and can reuse the dirt for the project will not be charged this price. These charges normally occur on in town builds. Dump trucks can range for 8 truck load to 16 truck loads.
Interior walls can be rocked from the bottom of the pond floor. The price varies on how big of stones are to be used. This could range from $8000 to $30,000.00 or more. Typically we use Oklahoma moss rock and Colorado boulders. Limestone is not the preferred rock unless it is blue weathered. White limestone will make any pond pea green soup very quickly. For ponds that would like extra reinforced wall we also offer concrete walls before the underlayment for $20.00 a square foot. This needs to be
Sometimes customers want that formal type look. That is not a problem, we can make it look fabulous with decorative building block and patio stones. Our masonry crew are also irrigation qualified. We can tie into existing system or add a whole new system to your landscape.
Many properties already have rock on their property from previous construction or projects. We don’t mind using any or all of what you have. Just because we don’t buy it does mean we install it for free.
Everything you add to the pond will determine the pond size. It is real important to determine your budget cost in the beginning. Realize adding just $5000.00 to $10000.00 on your budget will cover almost all the extras without sacrificing the size.
We want your business and will beat competitors pricing. I know of other companies that charge almost double for the same thing. At the end of the day it is not always about the money. We will work with you to give you the most Splash for your Cash