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Cost To Build A Pond You’ll Love In Your Des Moines Backyard

You Can See The Different Cost Ranges For Building A Backyard Pond In Des Moines
The cost to build a pond like this depends on the choices you make

The cost to build a pond ranges from about $6,000 to $20,000 and higher. It all depends on which options you choose for your backyard pond. 

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But, At What Cost?

“Oh, stop being so dramatic.”

Connor looks up as Kristen stands over him. “Haha, sorry, I couldn’t help it. I’ve been waiting for a chance to use that line and that moment was then.”

Kristen smiles slightly. “Glad I could help. But, it’s a backyard pond, not a complete landscape overhaul or anything like that.” Chris frowns and strokes his beard. “Well, yeah, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be cheap, especially if we get a quality pond.”

Amazing looking pond next to a patio

Kristen nods thoughtfully. “In that case, let’s look up the cost to build a pond in Des Moines. That way we’ll have a basic idea of how much we’ll be investing.” This is exactly what they did when looking up common backyard pond questions and answers.

“I love the sound of that idea! Let’s do it.” The couple takes out their phones and looks it up on Google.

Here is what they find-

How Much Building A Pond Costs In Des Moines

The cost to build a pond in Des Moines is usually between $6,000 and $25,000, including a waterfall. These are for basic ponds with the only real difference being size. This cost range is for quality koi ponds, not a plastic tub in the ground.

The cost to build a pond like this goes up because of the additions

“It also says the average cost is $15,000. But the price can go higher than $25,000! Says here this pond contractor has done projects that go into the hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Kristen gasps.

“Ok, but what besides size changes the cost?”

What Changes The Price Of Building A Pond

“Wow, there are so many options!”

Some additions you can add to your pond are:

“And besides those, you can get better types of filters, pumps, and rocks,” Connor finishes reading.

Underwater pond lights and pond lights coloring a pond

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“Well, now we know the average cost to build a pond in Des Moines and the range it can cost. Now we just need to decide on what we want,” Connor says.

“True. Let’s also do a bit more research on backyard ponds and such,” Kristen suggests.