What you want remember when you plan to redo your back yard, is that if you are creative you can do anything. You can build a pond if you wanted to, you could build a lake if you wanted to and your could even make a sort of manmade river if you wanted to what you should realize though, is that is is going to be a wee bit smaller than the real thing, so you will not get a normal sized river or a normal sized lake, because that will just make you as rich as Richard Branson, and well, unless you are as rich as him, then you should not be reading this article, just go out and buy yourself a Island, it is much easier. So what you want to do, you have a great pool in the way and you want it out. Okay, you have drained, it, the next step is to hire the guys to come and remove it, and you could either, if you kept worked so that it stayed intact, sell it, or get rid of it, or your could give it to a family member that really want a pool but could not afford it.
Okay, you have a really great back yard. It is big, it has a great big pool in it and you think that it is incomplete. You however, do know that your back yard has potential, so you have a place to start, because you need to at least know that you can do something to a place before you can start planning. The first thing you want to do, if you have a pool in your back yard, is drain the pool, if you do not want to keep it anymore. If you want to keep the pool, but you do not want suck h a big pool, you will have to drain the pool too. In fact, if you are planning to do any sort of digging in your back yard, you will need to switch off all pump and filters and drain the pool, because it could get a bit ugly if you left everything running and a ton of dirt got down your filters and pumps, it will cost you a penny or too that is for sure.
Once you have an empty yard to play in you will start doing, thinking and drawing up the plans. This is where the fun begins. You will need to know where you want to take your back yard, what will you be using it for, or will or just be a looker, meaning will people just come over to look at it through a very thick plate glass window. If you are planning to use it, make sure that your planning is practical, so you do not want to pack it full of cool things, just to make it look cool, make a pond or a lake, but be sure to use your pond supplies, pond filters, pond pumps and or lake supplies and lake pumps, or it will not be practical.