A modern pond can be built in-ground or above-ground. Above-ground ponds require a retaining wall that will hold the water. In keeping with the modern, simple, clean lines, poured concrete is usually used for pond walls. Typically the concrete is left uncapped to provide a minimalistic appearance.
SPILLOVERS IN MODERN POND
It's common for contemporary ponds to have multiple levels. A smaller body of water will be raised above the main pond, creating a terraced effect. Water can then gently spill over into the lower pond. Spillovers in modern ponds should be flat and wide, allowing water to flow smoothly and peacefully, rather than creating a loud waterfall effect.
FLOATING STEPS COMES IN DIFFERENT SHAPES
Another common design inclusion in modern ponds is floating stepping stones. These stones look like pavers that have been set on the surface of the water. Usually, the square or rectangular steps are aligned to create a linear pathway that leads across the pond. However, they can also be slightly offset if you like.