I say kill the pond idea. If the idea is to get families and new players out there, and pond might discourage them from playing if they start loosing discs. Some newbies don't know that discs don't float.
I had a newbie yesterday that was standing to the left of a very small pond, maybe 15ft X 10ft and he shanked it right into the water. Couldn't see the bottom is was so murky, but I got to try out my Golden Retriever for the first time, and on the 6th time I threw it in, I hooked it.