Blue Thumb - Small DIY Backyard Pond Kit with Waterfall, 8' x 11'

$1,333.33 USD $1,199.99 USD
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For DIYers looking to add a small pond and waterfall to their landscape, and for professional installers looking for a more affordable option in building smaller ponds.   Designed with professional...

Size: Small - 8' x 11'

Small - 8' x 11'
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For DIYers looking to add a small pond and waterfall to their landscape, and for professional installers looking for a more affordable option in building smaller ponds.   Designed with professional installers in mind but the weekend warrior at heart.

DIY Small Pond Kit

This backyard pond kit will provide a soothing waterfall sound and water feature, as well as a beautiful habitat for your choice of fish.  

Choose from either a small (8'x11') or large (11'x16') kit (DIY Large Pond Kit) , depending on your space and needs.   Either way, with Blue Thumb's attention to detail and mission to simplify the installation and maintenance of all water features, we can assure you it is one of the easiest to install on the market and will be the most reliable for years to come!

Why Order From Us?  PEACE OF MIND 

We carefully review every order and confirm shipping times before sending for fulfillment. You'll receive a confirmation email from us when your review is complete (typically within 24 hours). 

Not sure?  We can also take orders over the phone and would be happy to answer any pre-order questions.  We want your custom order experience to be top notch!  Please don't hesitate to call or chat with us - we're here to help. 



Side by side comparison of our Small vs. Large DIY Pond Kits.  

Small DIY Pond Kit Large DIY Pond Kit
Max Pond size 8' x 11' x 2" deep 11' x 16' x 2" deep
Liner Size 12' x 15' 15' x 20'
Approx. Gallons 1,200 2,000
PVC 1.5" x 16" 1.5" x 25"
Skimmer Box DIY Pond Skimmer 90 DIY Pond Skimmer 180
Waterfall Box DIY Pond Waterfall 1200 DIY Pond Waterfall 2000
High Efficiency Pump Clear Water IllumiFlow 3200 gph

 Note:  For maximum flexibility, lighting is not included with our DIY kits. See the "Add-Ons" tab for options and choose your favorite to add to your order.


We do our best at to provided all the information you need to understand and customize your purchase.  Before installing or using this product, please fully read all included, official and current manuals and documentation provided by the manufacturer.  Information you find here on our website is for reference only.

Unanswered Questions?   

Do you still have pre-order questions or can't find what you're looking for?  Check out the "Resources" tab for manuals & guides.

And as always, we're here to help! Initiate a chat or contact us. If you reach out when we're away, we will receive your message and get back to you by the next day.


Kit Includes

Blue Thumb Complete Pond EcoSystem

Everything you need to build your own pond ecosystem is included in this convenient, easy-to-install DIY kit.  Blue Thumb thinks of everything!  You won't be needing to measure, cut and run back-and-forth to the hardware and plumbing stores!  The only thing you'll need to provide are the rocks and gravel to personalize your pond to your landscape. 

Blue Thumb Complete Pond Ecosytem

Everything You Need is Included:

DIY Mechanical Skimmer Box 90

Simplifies routine maintenance by removing floating debris before it sinks to the bottom of the pond and turns to sludge. Offers two-stage mechanical filtration while housing and protecting the Pump - and hiding unsightly plumbing!  Everything you'll need to assemble is included. 

  • Snout Opening: 7.5"W x 6.25"H
  • Max Flow Rate: 2,000 gph
  • Dimensions: 16.25" x 13.25" x 14.75"H
  • Filters Ponds up to 90 sq. ft.
  • Lifetime Manufacturers Warranty

DIY Biological Waterfall Box 1200

Filter harmful waste and toxins from the water, keeping your pond clean and clear. Provides excellent surface area for beneficial bacterial growth while making a simple and artistic way of creating a waterfall. Easy to camouflage-especially when using our Landscape Lid that fits on our Elite Series.  Everything you need to assemble is included. 

  • Spillway Width: 14" Wide
  • Filters up to: 1200 Gallons
  • Max Flow Rate: 2000gph
  • Dimensions: 19" x 15.5" x 14.5"H
  • Max Pond Size: Up to 8' x 11' or Similar
  • Lifetime Manufacturers Warranty

High-Efficiency Clear Water Pump 

The Pump sits in back pump chamber protected from clogging by nets and filter mats. Blue Thumb pumps are recommended as they will use far less electricity and are meant to operate continuously.  A mainstay of the water garden industry for years, these pumps have proved to be one of the most dependable and energy-efficient direct drive pumps available. These pumps are great for medium to heavy flows and higher head heights.

  • Water Cooled-No Oil
  • 18 Month Limited Manufacturers Warranty

Fish-Friendly Rubber Liner

Super-strong 45-mil EPDM liner is the best choice when building a pond. Very flexible - conforms to pond's curves and slopes.  

    A non-woven, protective underliner fabric forms a soft padding for the liner. Installs much quicker than newspaper and covers the vertical walls unlike sand. Unlike carpeting, it allows gases to escape out of the sides from the earth's soil.

      1.5" Flex PVC Pipe

      Carries water from skimmer box up to the biological waterfall box. Flex PVC is much easier to install than rigid PVC.

      • Glues into standard schedule 40 PVC fittings
      • Very flexible-temperature range is -10F to 130F
      • Eliminates back pressure caused by sharp turns in elbow fittings thereby increasing flow
      • Increases efficiency of system while reducing fittings & installation time
      • Black color makes it easy to hide!

      1.5" Check Valve and Check Valve Assembly

      Pre-cut and glued to fit the Pond Kit you're installing.  You will not need to measure, cut, and glue the parts necessary to making the assembly thereby eliminating installation time. No more running around to hardware and plumbing stores trying to find the parts you need!

        Bacti-Twist Biological Filter Media 

        This bio-ribbon media is black, spiral-shaped, plastic media that is designed to filter your pond both biologically and mechanically. The large surface area of Bacti-Twist provides a place for pond debris and other waste to accumulate and convert into beneficial bacteria. This media is easy to clean and can last for years.

            Installation Instruction Manual

            Installation Kit

            Pond Maintenance Kit

              Please Note:  Rocks and gravel are NOT included,  but will be necessary for the complete installation of your pond. They provide additional surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize, protects your liner from harmful UV rays and damage from animals. Plus they creates a beautiful, natural look.


                    IllumiGlow Color Changing LED Lights and Starter Kits

                    The video below speaks for itself!  Elevate the mood an ambiance of your pond's nighttime setting with colorful Lighting!  When you add to your order above, you'll receive a starter pack + your preferred number of water-submersible LED lights (works with 1 - 5 3-watt lights).  Each light has an ample 30 ft. cord.  With the remote, select a single color or cycle automatically through colors (including basic white), and adjust the time between colors and the brightness of the colors.  The starter pack includes: 

                    LED Fountain Lighting 3 Light Set (Warm White)

                    Blue Thumb Pond and Waterfall lighting

                    Also available is Blue Thumb's warm-white LED lighting kit with 3 spot lights.  

                    The kit includes everything needed to create a beautiful nighttime focal point in any fountain, water garden, or traditional landscape. The small compact design allows for installation in even the tightest spots. The compact size and powerful output of the Bullet Spotlight makes it an extremely versatile fixture. Ideal for highlighting focal points and can be used in and out of water.

                    • Made for ponds, waterfalls, & streams
                    • Use in or out of pond
                    • 3 - 1.8 watt LED lights w/ 16' cord per light
                    • 3000K (warm white) Color Temperature
                    • 50000 hour bulb life
                    • Includes power supply and photocell
                    •  View Manual


                    Resources & How-To

                    Manuals & Guides (Downloadable) 

                    You will receive complete installation guides for your pond kit and all of it's components with your order.  Meanwhile, download the guides below for more information! 

                    How to Install Your Pond

                    In this 16 minute video, you'll learn just how easy it is to install your own Pond with Blue Thumb's DIY pond kit.

                    Learn More


                    Shipping & Returns

                    Shipping for this item is FREE.

                    Your item will be packaged for shipment in 2-4 days.  You will receive tracking information as soon as your order ships. The most economical method of shipping will be used depending on the size of your order (weight and dimensions) and the distance it is being shipped.  A variety of services are used including common carriers and Freight LTL providers.  

                    Once your order ships, delivery time is typically 5-8 days but can be longer if you live in a remote area, particularly for freight orders. 

                    IMPORTANT:  Please use the best email and phone number on your order to  communicate with the carrier if your order requires freight shipping.  They will contact you directly to schedule drop-off.

                    Freight Delivery Inspection

                    If your order ships by LTL, freight carriers are required to provide you 15 minutes to look over your order.  Please open your order immediately in front of the driver and review.  Additionally, you have just 24 hours to notify of us damage and to begin the process of filing an insurance claim.  

                    Prior to delivery, we highly recommend reviewing our "Inspection Upon Delivery" and "Damaged Items" policies and procedures in our shipping policy to facilitate any potential claims. 

                    Order Cancellations & Returns


                    You may contact us to cancel your order within 24 hours for a full refund.

                    You may also cancel your order at any time before it has shipped for a full refund minus a 10% administration fee.


                    Defective items may be returned to Blue Thumb without a restocking fee during the warranty period of the merchandise.

                    For all other returns, a 20% restocking fee is charged by the manufacturer. Items must be in like-new, sellable condition, and in season. Returns must be accompanied by the original invoice.  The customer is responsible for return shipping and freight costs.

                    Should you have an interest an exchange, we will do our best at YardJoyment to work with the manufacturer on your behalf to minimize restocking fees and charges.  However, we can't make any guarantees.

                    All returns require a Returned Goods Receipt (RGR#) to be clearly marked on the outside of each package returned. Please contact YardJoyment prior to shipping to obtain instructions and a RGR#.

                    NOTE:  Special orders, clearance/specials, and custom-cut items like liner, underlayment, anti-splash mat, and tubing are not returnable.  

                    About Blue Thumb

                    We Have a Soft Spot for Blue Thumb

                    Blue Thumb is a team of people who are excited about water features!   We know from first hand experience!   We are close by neighbors and are able to visit their warehouse and factory easily.   

                    Blue Thumb is a family-owned business in Michigan that started small and has grown to be one of the largest water feature manufacturers and suppliers in the U.S.  They run their business with a strong family-oriented work environment and continuously strive to simplify the process of installing and maintaining water features. 

                    They have worked hard over the past 20+ years to innovate and manufacture some of the best water features available anywhere.  As a result, they produce some of the highest quality, easiest to install and innovative water features and products on the market for both residential and commercial customers.   You can feel confident that when you order from Blue Thumb, you are getting everything you need to successfully complete your project.   

                    We know you'll love all-things Blue Thumb as much as we do!