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Owning a pond can be a rewarding experience and a well-designed pond can be a wonderful addition to any landscape.
They should be carefully planned to ensure that your objectives are met. Planning requires careful assessment of your goals for your pond, how much time you have for maintenance, and answering many other questions.
Do you want a water garden or a koi pond? This is a critical design issue that needs to be decided and is sometimes overlooked by the hobbyist. However this decision must be made before the design of your pond can begin.
Water gardens are typically around 18" to 24" deep with gravel or stone bottoms and the main focal points are your plants.
True koi ponds typically have steep edges and average depths of around 4 feet. Water quality is of primary concern to maintaining healthy koi. Therefore, designing a appropriate filtration system is one of the main keys to a successful koi pond. Regardless of the type of pond you choose all elements must work together to ensure a cohesive system.
In our business, we have seen many ponds. Some are exciting while others are disappointing. Some however are exceptional. These exceptional ponds stand out because they were built with both engineering and aesthetic considerations.
Engineering and design aspects
Container - EDPD rubber liner, Permalon polyethylene
Filtration - Mechanical, Biological, Bottom Drains,
Skimmers, Waterfalls, Filtration Media
Water Quality- Plants, Air Pumps and UV Clarifiers
Pumps- external or submersible, max flow gph, head,
Plumbing- PVC, Flex Hosing, Vinyl Tubing, Bulkheads,
Ball Valves, Backflow Prevents, Fittings, and Couplers
Lighting- Landscape, Floating, Underwater, Low
voltage and High voltage
Topography- Water level and elevation changes
Landscaping- Rocks, Boulders, Gravel, and Plants
Accessories- Nets, De-icer, Heaters, Underwater
Cameras, Auto fill, Float Switch
Aesthetics (the visual aspects) include:
How does your pond look to others? Even though you may have mastered the engineering and design aspects of your pond, it is the aesthetic arrangement of the artistic elements that will make or break your creation.
Your visitors will not care about the filtration, pumps, and other engineering aspects of your pond.
They will evaluate it on how it looks.
Are the filters and pumps in plain view?
Can you hear the pumps?
Can the see the liner?
How is the visual transition between the land and the water?
Do the rocks, waterfall, plants, and water topography work together to make the pond interesting or is it boring?
Does the landscaping interact with the pond ?
Do the waterfall and streams flow naturally and and create the correct sound effects?
Is the rock and stone selection the correct size, shape and texture?
Are there areas to interact with the fish?
How are the views from different areas around the pond?
Are there interesting walkways, bridges, and seating areas to relax and enjoy the water garden?
Are the plants placed in natural settings?
All these factors have to be considered and are crucial to the success of your project.
At Splendor Koi & Pond, our design team will work together with you to ensure the design, engineering and the aesthetics all come together in a system of harmony.
We can consult with you and help you build the pond yourself or you can sit back, relax and let us do it all for you.
building a pond seems to be more involved than
you thought...it is! Yes of course you can do
it yourself. Water gardens are easier and mistakes
may not be the end of the world. Koi pond mistakes,
however, are harder to recover from.
Koi ponds are like like expensive race cars. Sure
you can et in and drive around the race trace.
But to get the most out of the car you are going
to have to go real real fast. Chances are because
of your lack of experience you might wreck. If
you wreck you will do a lot of damage, and to
repair this damage is going to be expensive.
At Splendor Koi and Pond our design team will
work together with you to ensure the design, engineering,
and the aesthetics all come together in a system
of harmony. If you want to build the pond yourself
we will do the consulting and help you with the
design itself for no charge provided you agree
to purchase all the supplies and materials needed
from us. Or if you want just to relax and watch,
we can design, provide all pond supplies, and
build a spectacular water garden or koi pond of
Koi and Pond can design/build your pond
designs and installations work with the natural
surroundings to create low maintenance, living
water gardens and koi ponds that stay healthy
with minimum effort. By encouraging a naturally
balanced living system, your pond will provide
you with years of enjoyment.
us today for a free
consultation and let us create your very own
place of Splendor!
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