I am Jeff and I ain’t affraid to admit it, I love ponds. I love listening to the
trickle of a waterfall while staring at the beautiful movement of my Koi fish community
spiraling around the plants and rocks at the bottom of my Koi pond, it’s enough to
make anyone forget the stresses of a long day in the cubical. Since I started building
ponds and raising Koi I have learned all there is to know to create, maintain and
improve my backyard oasis.
Maintaining your pond is easy to do, especially when you do it right. Go ahead and
check out my KEY to a Clear Pond page for great tips on keeping your little/big eco
system crystal and clear.
This web site is here to help everyone from the pond enthusiast to the amateur puddle
builder. You can learn how to build a pond by reading from a number of informative
articles on liners, pumps, filters, plants, fish, fountains and a number of other
useful supplies. We also have a backyards design page with pictures of small garden
ponds and large Koi ponds to help you get an idea of type, size and look you are
trying to create.
Jeff “The POND LOVER”
Koi Water Ponds
Koi ponds must be quite large, depending on how many Koi you want to keep in your
pond its recommended they be at least 1000 gallons in size. 500 gallons would be
acceptable for 5-10 Koi but if you want to go smaller or bigger just keep the rule
of thumb; 1 Koi to every 100 gallons. Koi need at least one area of the pond to be
roughly 3 feet deep, 4-5 feet or deeper in colder climates to avoid freeze. Koi
will limit you to the amount of plant life you can keep in your pond, Koi eat plants.
MORE ABOUT KOI
Water gardens beautiful and just that, they are mainly built for looks and can typically
come in any size. Water gardens can also have fish but it is recommended you use
small breeds of gold fish, avoid Koi as they will continue to grow despite the saying
“they only grow as big as their surroundings”, not true. Water ponds do not have
to be extremely deep though it is best to know before hand the plants you intend
to use as some plants require different depths, gravels & aeration. MORE ABOUT PLANTS