Rest by the water is always more preferable in anytime of the year. On a hot summer day, you want to swim in refreshing waters, and on cool evenings it's nice to just sit by the pond, watching the fish, listening to the rustle of trees and splashes of water. But many garden areas are located away from rivers and lakes, so you can only dream of resting by the water. And what if we build a pond directly at the dacha with our own hands? First you need to decide which type of reservoir you want to have. Conditionally artificial reservoirs can be divided into swimming and decorative, which is a matter of principle in terms of cleanliness and hygiene. A swimming pool or a swimming pool should have much more decorative ponds meet stringent hygiene requirements. Water for bathing should be specially cleaned, ozonized or chlorinated. For a decorative pond, other activities are neededto establish a natural ecosystem where the water will be self-cleaning, not turbid and not bloom, and plants and fish will feel great. To decorate private plots, as a rule, and create decorative ponds with their own hands of different types. Geometric reservoirs are given the correctshape - rectangular, rounded, trapezoidal and so on. Organically, ponds of square, round or rectangular shape fit into geometrically correctly arranged gardens. As a rule, such water bodies along the edgesare tiled with artificial or natural stone. In terms of compatibility with other elements of the site, it is desirable to place them near the house and grounds, which emphasizes their right angles and lines. A variety of geometric reservoirs is an uplifted type, which has a number of advantages. Its location above ground level eliminates the need to excavate the excavation and take out the soil. On the vertical walls of the pond can be placedshops or flower gardens, and in a pond to make a fountain. This type is relevant for families where there are young children who can fall into a pond located below the ground level. Natural reservoirs maximally copy the natural style of the natural pond, have smooth outlines, arbitrary shape, and at the edges are usually planted by specific plants. Descent under the water is usually gentle, the bottom is lined with stones, pebbles or cobblestones. The wrong shape of the reservoir will better fit into the garden of arbitrary planning. Such ponds are located in the depths of the garden and become a favorite place for rest and solitude.