Building a 1/2 Acre Pond

Installation of a pond costs on average $3,400, or $1,250 to $6,000. For specialized projects like a koi-pond or natural swimming pool, the cost of installation can run from $6,000 to $70,000. Artificial lakes can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $16,000 an acre. If you add fish and other water features, it could run up to $10,000 per acre. Most small projects will cost between $3.0 and $7.50 per square feet.

Types Of Pound

  • Pond liner
  • Preformed Pond basins
  • Loam ,Pound
  • Concrete Pound
  • Clay Pound

A half-acre pond can be built

One of the most natural water sources is a pond. It can be used for recreation, fish cultivation, irritation, and many other purposes. A pond can increase your property’s value by 5% to 15% depending on its size and location.

The most expensive part of building a pool is digging the hole. For a 1/2-acre pond, it takes approximately one and a quarter weeks to excavate. A 1-acre pond can take two to three weeks.



The cost of building a pond will depend on where you live. A pond built in rural areas can be more affordable than one constructed in urban areas. Flat land can also be cheaper than terrain-type land.


The cost of a pond’s material also plays a significant role in its cost. Preformed pond basins and pond liner are the most common materials. Large ponds can be made of clay, concrete, or loam.


The size of the pond is another important factor in pond digging. If you are planning to build a swimming pool on 1/2 an acre, it will need to be 6-10ft deep. For other purposes, you can choose a shallower pond.

Type of soil

Costs vary depending on the type of soil. It takes less energy and time to dig a pond if the soil is loose and the land is flat. Digging a pond on clay soil will cost you $200-$1,200, and loose soil $150-$1000.


Excavation, which is the first step in constructing a water feature, is cost per cubic yard. To excavate a pond, you will need to pay $1.50-3.50 per cubicyard. Here, per cubic yard is calculated by multiplying the length, breadth, and depth.

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