Make A Backyard Pond From An Old Tire!

Many a homeowner would love to step out into their backyard to enjoy a pond, with the relaxing aura it can provide.

The steps of adding a backyard pond often times seem too difficult for homeowners. However, that’s not the case.  An old tractor tire comes in handy when creating this garden decoration and water feature.

In this particular case the tire functions as the “frame” for the pond liner to create a beautiful pond. It takes some work but well worth it.

The first step starts by finding a tire for your pond. The one pictured makes a nice size pond about 5-6 feet across.


Cutting the top or sidewall out of the tire using a reciprocating saw or something similar makes short order of this task. Below you can see the sidewall removed and the tire inside washed and cleaned out.


Roll the tire and place it in the location of your new pond. Outline the the area with a hose or spray paint. Move the tire out of the way and its time to start digging.


Everything dug out and ready to drop in the tire!


Tire in place, plastic “liner” installed and filled with water. From the picture this “liner” appears to look like black plastic film. Look for a pond liner material which can handle the exposure to the sun and able to withstand potential holes.


Soil filled back in on the sides as pond begins to take shape.


Two level waterfall installed, flat stones placed around edge of pond and solar lights added.


Backyard pond finished!


Below is a short video of the process titled: Redneck Fish Pond

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Here’s another tractor tire pond via


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