Have you gone
outside and said, ‘I’m sick of looking at that long stretch of
grass. Maybe I’ll put a pond in there’? Do you have a window
with a view that can be brightened up by a water feature?
Great! That’s the essence of what goes into a new pond. You
have to do the planning before you dig the hole. Everything
starts with a vision, a dream of something new and wonderful.
So, like any other investment, you’ll want to do some research
to find what will best enhance your life. A
water-filled-hole-in-the-ground that is always murky and smelly
is not going to make your life any more pleasant.
in stages: dreaming, visiting nurseries, talking to other pond
owners, talking to pond builders, and then comparing notes. Do
you need a permit for a pond? Do you need a fence around it?
Do you want to be soothed by the pond, or do you want it to be
something exciting? This all depends upon what you put INTO the
pond as well as where you place it.
you want it right outside the window, where you can see it
everyday (right way)? Or do you plan to put it as far toward
the back as you can, out of the way (wrong way)? The back of
the yard is going to present difficulty with electric and water
(when doing water changes or topping off the pond). Up next
to the house will provide years of enjoyment and make the pond a
focal point of your yard. Then, when you have the best place
for it, and you know the difference between a water garden and
koi pond, it’s time to start shopping for the necessities:
filter, plumbing (PVC pipes,
valves, and connections),
external), construction equipment, and rockery. While you’re at it, line
up lots of friends that might owe you a favor.
the research and planning are done well, the execution and
enjoyment are guaranteed! The world is
For more information please see the
guide to building a pond.
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