Ok we paid a guy down in town to dig us a pond more than 10 years ago (1997ish I think). Said it would "take about 2 years to look natural" Well here we are in 2011 and it still won't hold water. We called him and he came out and told us he had patched it, but it still doesn't hold water. If we get dang near flood rain, it will start to fill up, but a few days later, it's back down to about 4ft of water on one side of the pond. This pond is at my parents place and I'd like to fix the pond for them. Curious as to how much it would be to do whatever needs to be done so that it'll hold water. Here's a google earth shot of the pond and the house. The dot in the middle of the pond was supposed to be an island in the middle but the water never gets much past the island. All the white area is where the pond is dug out to be except on the backside of the water, that's the levy Anybody with the equipment want to give me an estimate? My dad said he thinks it would do much better if the pond were pushed down the hill a bit. That's an option too.