If you have a flat level location next to your pond for placing a Country Pond Filter you may avoid the need to excavate with equipment. We have tested a variety of common building materials that can be used to build a basin frame.

  •  treated wood 4″ x 4″  or 6″ x 6″
  •  concrete blocks  8 inch or better yet 10 inch
  •  plastic six inch agricultural drain tile
  •  heavy clay soil
  •  PVC pipe six inches or larger in diameter


Which ever material you select, make sure it will last a long time and provide the structural strength to contain the water in the basin. The basin for the filter only needs to be six inches deep.