In The Sims 4, how do you make a Pond?

In The Sims 4, how do you make a Pond? ...

Do you want to improve your building game in The Sims 4? Try your hand at making a pond! It's only a matter of digging a hole in the ground, then filling it with water, and you're all set!

How to Make a Pond in The Sims 4

The Sims 4 makes constructing a pond seem fairly simple. All you need do is go to the lot you want to construct the pond on, enter Build/Buy mode, and follow these instructions:

  • Use the Terrain tool (the shovel icon) to lower the ground to the desired shape and depth of your pond.
  • Use the Water Fill tool (water drop icon) to fill the area with water to your ideal depth. Use the Water Depth Map option if you have a hard time telling how full it is. It works kind of like a heat map, but with how deep the water is.
  • You have your pond technically done now! If you want to add animals, plants, or decor items, you'll use the Outdoor Water Decor tool.

How to Decorate a Pond in The Sims 4

Click on the log icon next to Terrain tools to see all decorations for ponds and pools. Use whatever you'd like to have your pond appear to be stunning! Here are a few tips for putting your pond to the test.

  • If you want more of a natural look, consider using the Move Objects Cheat to move items closer together.
  • The bottom icon of the duck is where you can put living creatures in the pond. When in Build/Buy mode, they show up as card placeholders. To see how they look animated, go back into Live Mode.
  • Use the top icon with three water droplets to change the appearance of the water. This is especially useful if you want a swamp.

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