Article 3 - Pond Supplies
Fish ponds or Koi ponds and water gardens give your garden that
special extra magic. Nothing is more charming than the addition
of a beautiful garden pond to your yard. It's easier than you think
to build yourself and with the right supplies for your pond, you
can create that serene water garden of your dreams.
Together with a little planning and right supplies, your water
garden / fish pond / koi pond will be a peaceful retreat to enjoy
the beauty of your backyard. Add fish like koi or just wait and
watch all the other wildlife that will visit and enjoy your beautiful
garden pond. You may attract dragonflies, frogs, and even a curious
duck now and then.
Don't just stop with pond supplies like koi fish, pond plants are
easy to grow and with the variety of water lillies and aquatic plants
available today, you will soon be enjoying the exotic blooms so
characteristic of water gardens.
It's easy to get started. Plan your location to create and build
then select the size and shape of your pond. Decide on the type
of pond supplies such as a liner and then add a pond filter or pond
pump if you plan to have an actual fish pond / koi pond.
If you like the idea of a water feature, but aren't quite ready
to commit to something as elaborate as building an entire fish pond
/ koi pond, then consider making something smaller and easier.
Try a patio pond by using a watertight pot or tub. Even an old
rainbarrel becomes transformed when you simply add a liner and a
One of the most important decisions you will make when setting
up your pond is what equipment to put in it. Fish pond pumps are
essential for water movement and for the use of any other equipment.
An UV Clarifier is required to prevent green water and enable you
to have a clear fish pond.
The Filter is essential for removing pollutants and maintaining
water quality. Failure to get this right will potentially result
in water quality problems, and consequently this will lead to unhealthy
fish. Failure to get this right will potentially result in water
quality problems, and consequently this will lead to unhealthy fish.
The pump is essential if there is to be any water movement in the
fish pond. In essence it can be thought of as the "heart"
of the fish pond system, and as such is perhaps the most important
piece of equipment. There are many different types and sizes of
pump, and so it is important to carefully decide which one you need.