I remember when I got my first pond, it was something that I wanted for quite awhile but kept putting off because I thought it was all too hard. In reality though it wasn’t all that bad because I found a store that had the right pond supplies and who didn’t charge an arm and a leg for what I needed.
Naturally, because of the size of my garden I only went for a small pond, but it was still big enough to hold 8 or so goldfish. The pump and fountain was a great idea as apart from aerating the pond it also provided the soothing sound of running water. I must admit I proud enough that I had to show it off to family and friends.