1920's Pond with Addition and Waterfall
The circular part of the pond was built
in the 1920’s, when my colonial revival style home was
constructed. That section of the pond is eight inches deep. On
the side I added a deeper section, which is 18 inches deep so
that fish could better survive. I would have made it deeper but
the building codes here allow for only 18-inch depth or it would
have to be treated like a swimming pool and be fenced in. I
landscaped the pond area to match the surrounding garden, which
is in the English cottage style.
Laguna Maxflo 2400 filter, a Bioforce 500 pump and UVC service
the 300-gallon pond. The new artificial stone waterfall is made
of fiberglass. I do feel it needs more time to weather and
better blend into the landscape. The waterfall was added so
that the pond could be seen from the rear patio. At present
eight-4 inch goldfish live in the pond with some frogs that
appeared there one day.
enjoy looking at the pond and hearing the sound of the
waterfall. It is nice to stroll around the garden and feed the
fish. Ponds are great focal points in the garden and they are a
“hit” with visiting family and friends.
“Today’s Pond Questions & Answers” newsletter is very
informative and interesting. Thank you for your service.
Westchester County, NY
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