Guy Had The Most Shabby Backyard. What He Transformed It Into Will Leave You Amazed

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Carrying out a DIY project at home is tough, but what this man created in his backyard may be the greatest DIY ever. Back in March 2011, reddit user VonBubenberg’s dad decided that he wanted to change his unsightly backyard into a swimming pond. The reddit user took pictures of the steps that led to the completion of this amazing project.

The amazing part is that the father works in IT and the son is a business student. Neither are experts at projects like these, but the result is completely astonishing.

This is what the backyard originally looked like

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A project of this scale couldn’t be completed without some heavy machinery

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The water conduits lead to the garage where the filtration system will be installed

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Manual labor was also needed (this is the reddit user’s little sister)

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Layer of felt and plastic were added to the bottom

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These barrels circulated the water through the pond’s filtration system

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Large decorative rocks were added to the pool

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More rocks were added, followed by a base layer of stones

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After everything was completed, water was added

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And then some lights

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In Spring 2012, it was time to add to the pond

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The completed swimming pond

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  1. why does it make me want to grind my teeth? I think it is because the rocks seem more like a construction site, and why does the water look so dirty? More plants, maybe use glass rocks instead f concrete ones, or boulders instead of chunks of whatever that is. It is a great idea, but I would prefer a garden pool over a rock quarry.

  2. All that transformation requires not just planning but even money. And the only reason this was possible is that guy is rich!!

  3. This was actually quite shit. At least the first one still had a bit of life. This is just another dead concrete covered backyard. I hate these yards so much.

  4. Actually, it still looks like crap. All that hard work and he didn’t get much for it. Should have just planted new grass.

  5. what a letdown. i was expecting a pond with half a dozen species of pond plants and fish as the beginning of a small ecosystem.