Hello everyone, I'm new to the forums and I am hoping someone here might have some insight and advice for me. I have a pair of Swedish Blue ducks (Peter and Penelope) and they are about 6 months old. They had been using a baby swimming pool until my brother decided they needed a proper pond. So we build one! We've never built a pond before, and it was a lot of hard work, but it looks great and has a stone walkway down into the water for my ducks to get in and out of it. It's right outside their coop, in the exact spot where the baby pool was. It's shaded in the morning and again in the evening. I have taken away the baby pool and the ducks will nap near the pond in the shade, but they won't go in. They won't even investigate around it. My brother is upset because we spent a good deal of money and time on this project and it seems they aren't interested. There are no other swimming options for them on the farm right now, so I keep telling him that they just need time to get used to it and then they will go in. Am I right? Or is there something I can do to encourage them to get in and have some fun? These are my first ducks, so I'm still learning about them. I'm including a few photos of my ducks and the pond in progress. I still have some finishing up to do- planting around the edges and adding more stones. The photo I'm including was taken while we were actively working on the pond. It's more serene now. Thank you for any advice! Penelope on the left with Peter. Work in progress! I've removed the hose, truck and non-essentials. I just have to do some more planting and cover up the pond liner. The water is being filtered- there was a lot of dirt on the stones that didn't come off with a rinse. So that's why the water looks murky.