How To Build A Pond In Sims 4? (Easy Method)

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About Ponds in Sims 4

Learning how to build a pond in Sims 4 can be of great value to you. Setting up a great-looking pond in the middle of the yard can immediately make any house ten times prettier. There’s something captivating about having lush and beautiful ponds in Sims 4, and I think everyone should know how to build one.

However, you should know that there are tons of pond CC for Sims 4 on the internet. Not only can you find individual items to decorate your pond with, but you can also get an already made pond ready for downloading. This is by far the easiest way of getting a pond in Sims 4. And if you stumbled upon a pond and you liked it, then definitely get it.

But, it’s much better to build your own unique pond in Sims 4. So, let’s see how we can do that!

Check out my top 10 building tips for Sims 4!

How to Build a Pond in Sims 4?

Even though there are different methods of building a pond in Sims 4, I’ve found out that this is the easiest one of all. Just follow the instructional steps below, and you’ll have yourself a pond in no time!

1. Create the Basic Shape of the Pond

The first thing we need to do is create the shape of our pond. To do this, navigate to the build mode of Sims 4 and find the “Lower Terrain” tool. If you’re having trouble finding it, try the “Paint Tool” category.

With the “Lower Terrain” tool, you can draw shapes on the ground. A basic pond would have a circular shape, but you can be as creative as you can. You can also drag your mouse down to determine the depth of your pond. Some ponds are deep, and some are shallow. So, create the basic look of your pond exactly as you like.

2. Fill the Pond with Water

Once you have the basic shape of your pond, it’s time to fill it up with water. For this, search for the “Water Tool” in Sims 4, which is in the “Terrain” category. 

When you select the “Water Tool,” you’ll have the option to “Fill Water to Level.” This will fill the pond with water for you up to the level. But if you don’t want your pond to be full of water, you can use the other options and fill it up to a certain height. Just choose the appropriate line of depth you see in the ground.

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3. Decorate the Pond

Creating a pond is one thing, but decorating is another. Finding the best decoration for a pond in Sims 4 isn’t easy, and you need all the help you can get.

Before you try anything, here are a couple of cheats you’ll definitely need:

  • bb.moveobjects – allows you to move objects wherever you want.
  • bb.showhiddenobjects – allows you to use all the hidden objects in the game.
  • bb.showliveeditobjects – allows you to use all building-based items in the game.
  • bb.enablefreebuild – allows you to use all properties in Sims 4 (including community lots).

Some of the most appropriate decorations for a pond in Sims 4 are shrubs, trees, rocks, flowers, and leaves. You can choose how to rearrange them. Some ponds look beautiful with a few decorations and some with a lot. If you have many DLCs, you have more things to play around with. And if you don’t, you can download a bunch of CC instead! 

The point is – make your own pond!


The process of building a pond in Sims 4 is easy. But decorating your pond and giving it the best possible look, that’s a bit harder. However, the cool thing here is that you can do whatever you like. For example, create a bunch of ponds around your house, give them different shapes and depths, and then decorate them with different items. See what you like and use that!

Also, here’s a great video tutorial on how to build a pond in Sims 4! Happy simming!

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