new pond design questions
I'm new to all of this but I have wanted a fish pond for several years and have decided to go forward with one. I am designing and researching everything I can, but I am running into problems and I hope people out there can give me suggestions.
first - bottom drain, everything says they are a must and I see why they are. but the water table in my yard is very high and I am afraid that the filter pit will just fill with water. is a bottom drain pump as effective? can it be?
second - my initial design is for a 20' x 10' x 4' pond. too ambitious for a beginner? should I go smaller.