It all is quite alot of work. Maybe on a smaller scale would be easier. I try to keep the thickness 2 inches min. Main difficulty is keeping cement behind all wire. We threw it at the wall then troweled it. Maybe a sprayer would be nice. Pond is 22 ft. diameter, will be 4 ft. deep sides tapering down in center to 5 ft. deep. With a center drain for cleaning, and outlet of water. Disclaimer I'm no expert just trying to figure this all out. At this point it seems to be holding some water and working. Remains to be seen 10 yrs from now. Sounds like it could be easily repaired if needed. A very handy link I wasn't able to buy the book but if I was in the US I'm sure it would have been very helpful. http://www.ferrocement.com/tankBook/indici.en.html We used a mix of 1 part good cement to 2.8 parts good sand. Important and difficult to keep moist for 28 days to cure. I used a sprinkler and tank partially full of water, and cover with plastic or soaked wet material. Am tempted to fill it up, think it would work fine but unsure yet.