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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • Caulk gun
    • 4-in-1 screwdriver
    • Drill bit set
    • Dust mask
    • Garden rake
    • Hearing protection
    • Wheelbarrow
    • Safety glasses
    • Spade
    • Utility knife

You'll need to rent a rotary hammer and a 1-in. masonry bit. You can use a corded or cordless drill.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • 1- to 2-in. smooth round stone. A large fountain like this one requires about 1,000 lbs.
    • A small roll of indoor/outdoor carpeting (or any other old carpeting you may have on hand).
    • Pond liner padding
    • Waterproof liner
    • Five 5-gallon pails with lids.
    • Pea gravel. This feature required 25 bags.
    • Corrugated pond tubing only.
    • Two tubing clamps
    • 1-in. elbow
    • 1-in. male adapter
    • Silicone caulk
    • Pump
    • Boulders
    • Garden hose
    • Spray paint

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