We've had small ponds in our backyard for a few years now, but as the fish grew so did the ponds. Which is how we came across Splendor Koi. I decided to dig a much larger pond by myself and needed advice. Chuck and team were incredibly helpful. They came out and gave me advice about halfway into the "big dig" in the backyard, gave me a wealth of information anytime I stopped by and showed me a bunch of photos of their work in progress to demonstrate how to best build my pond. Chuck was especially concerned about our little children and made sure to show me how to build the most solid edge to keep them from accidentally falling in. The prices on all the supplies were fair and the advice and knowledge is priceless. Definitely something to consider. Though after 4 months of building it all myself, I'd also recommend considering getting help with your project. 2,500 gallons is a lot of dirt and a lot of supplies.