So my mother has been wanting a Koi pond for some time and I finally got around to digging it and putting down the liner. I didn't know about this section at the time or I would have taken more pictures.
The dig, Dig Dug style:
Thirty dollars of plastic liner and a sixty five dollar pump later:
Bought a lily pad thing, which I was told needs a fertilizer pellet every month and for seven fifty I can have about 8-10 pellets. I was also informed that in a matter of two days it would rise to the top of a good 4-6 feet (as it was in only 2 feet of water). I was needless to say skeptical, but as it turns out she was correct, in only 24 hours the first leaf rose to the top of the pond.
The next day almost 70% of the leafs had gone to the top and not only that, it bloomed.
So this is WIP as the thread image suggests, anyone with ideas or input please feel free to add as I plan to continue working on this one and also plan to build a much larger scale koi pond soon.