How much does a 1/2 acre pond cost?

Asked by: Alex Ostale

asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd March, 2020

How much does a 1/2 acre pond cost?

since a 1/2 acre pond is about 22,000 square feet we would often ballpark $22,000. Of course this depends on terrain and how much landscaping, if any, you want to do.

Also, how deep should a 1/2 acre pond be?

As a side-note: If using it for swimming, a 1/2 acre pond should be more like 6-10 feet deep or more. You don’t want to touch bottom when the water is low in the middle of summer, or have weeds trailing up between your legs. You may fluctuate a few feet depending on available water, so aim for deeper.

Similarly, how much does it cost to dig a 1/2 acre pond? Per Square Foot & Acre Cost Calculator

Size Size in Square Feet Average Expense to Dig
10 feet x 15 feet 150 $375-$1,073
½ Acre 21,780 $1,500-$3,000
1 Acre 43,560 $3,000-$5,000
3 Acres 130,680 $9,000-$15,000

Correspondingly, how much does it cost to dig a 1 acre pond?

For the perfect pond site, expect to pay $3,000 to $5,000 per acre, permitting and dam building included. (In some cases, where the terrain is lacking suitable soil, the cost could spiral to $10,000 per acre.)

How deep should a 1 acre pond be?

However, the average pond we dig is 12′ deep throughout and depending on the size at least one area 15′ deep. If the pond is large enough, say 1 acre we can dig a couple holes in the pond 15″ to 20′ deep and maybe 25′ round.

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