To start, Mother Nature did not favor Premier Ponds on day 1 of the project which is the digging phase. The pond location requested was at the bottom of hill that retained a lot of water so when it rained, which it did a lot of, all of the water saturated the digging space. Add water with some dirt and you’ve got an endless amount of mud that takes FORVER to dig through. Think of when you’re at the beach and you’re trying to ‘dig to China’ and every bit of sand you pull up, it seems like more falls back in, that’s what digging in this is like!
In addition to Mother Nature hurting us, we learned the hard way of how difficult it is to dig when the irrigation line is hit. So what normally is a relatively painless process now took 3 times as long to do. But fear not, 50+ years of pond building experience started to pay off.