The cost to build a backyard pond can vary greatly. The size, style, materials and equipment you select will all impact the final price of your pond. You can expect to pay between $5,000 and $20,000 for a custom pond.

If you want extra features such as a waterfall or stream, expect to pay an additional amount relevant to the size of the feature. Additionally a bridge or stepping stone pathway that crosses the pond will add to the total cost.

Pond price estimates for Texas:

Pond Size Low End Price High End Price

4' x 6'

$2,500

$3,500

8' x 11'

$5,000

$6,000

11' x 16'

$7,000

$8,500

16' x 21'

$9,500

$12,000

26' x 26'

$12,000

$16,000

Courtesy of Coral Bay Waterscapes in Richmond, TX.

Pond price estimates for California:

Good Pond Better Pond Best Pond

$8,000

$12,000

$18,000

Courtesy of The Pond Digger in Yucaipa, CA.

Pond price estimates for New York:

Mini Pond/Pondless Waterfall Small Water Garden Large Water Garden

$5,000

$8,000

$15,000

Courtesy of Outdoor Magic in Blauvelt, NY.

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