Today I setup a new beach area for the turtles to bask. I already have a large rock in the middle of the pond that they use, but the turtles are growing and I wanted to provide them with a larger basking area.
To make the beach, I removed about six inches of soil and used landscape fabric to prevent weed growth. I topped it off with a covering of sand. I surrounded the beach area with larger rocks and a turtle cave as you can see in the photos.
I setup a bridge which serves as a ladder for easy access out of the pond since the turtles are still too small to climb out over the pond liner edge.
To provide moisture, I added another mister head to the existing misting system. The mister is setup on a porgrammable electronic timer. You can see it in action in the photo below: