Want a pond but not sure what to do?
To get the very best from your pond it is important to consider all aspects
carefully, being as clear as you can be with your plans. If you are planning
on a pond with koi for example, plan on a lot of waste and therefore a better
more comprehensive filter. If you keep your fish correctly they will grow quickly,
so even small koi can soon become big, hungry brutes that expel large amounts
of waste. Waste that then needs to be effectively dealt with, so a good comprehensive
filter system is imperative for your assured long term enjoyment.
Without the right equipment for your pond you may find yourself doing too
much. At this point I guess your pond becomes a chore, as a rule of thumb your
pond will need some attention once a month. The right equipment for your situation
isn’t always the most expensive or most up to date. Every single pond
is different and therefore the supporting mechanisms for each can dramatically
vary. There are many, many products available, differing both in terms of quality
We want your pond to be a success and will always advice on how to achieve
this. Your interest in a pond can become much more when planned properly, constructed
well and then nurtured.
If you would like for us to consider your specific needs, we can do that within
an initial consultation. With this we will look to design and position your
pond, advice of require construction techniques and our recommendations of
all associated pond equipment. From this we will provide you with an estimate,
with a detailed scheduled of works and overall project cost. The usual cost
of this consultation is £65 (+vat), this is refunded should you wish
for us to complete the works for you.
These are the considerations we make when considering a project for you. If
you would like to follow this process it will help you to not only get a handle
on your pond from the outset, but help you to a situation you can thoroughly
- Type of pond
Formal or Informal
Sunlight, leaves, roots, drainage, ground conditions; will you enjoy it, should
it be nearer to the house?
In keeping within your overall garden, big enough to incorporate all of your
design features. Pond shouldn’t appear jumbled
Getting your muck away, does it need to be skipped, relocated within the garden.
Will it be good enough to redistribute?
Koi and other carp or goldfish, shubunkins and orfe
Accomodating frogs, toads and newts, dragon and damselflies
- Aquatic plants
Compatibility with fish, Pond depths, indigenous species, hardiness, colours,
encouragement of wild life, overall benefits, oxygenating plants
- Additional features
Boggy areas, beached areas, bridge, waterfall, fountains
- Child protection
Temporary or permanent solution, consider how these will work with your pond
- Heron protection
Butyl, PVC, glass fibre, concrete, clay
Independent protected supply to be available, where is it coming from and how
and when is it to be fitted.
- Perimeter line
Paving slabs, rockery stone and aggregates, turf, meadow grass, boggy plants
- Filtration Equipment
How much waste, how much sun, how many leaves, do I need a skimmer, how much
time do I have to clean it.
- Positioning of filtration
It needs to be discreet and accessible, Is it gravity fed or pressurized? It
can go anywhere think laterally
Make sure plumbing can be re-accessed and inspected, if buried install correctly
and keep a plan as to where it is
After recognizing all of these things it is time to put it together. How will
it be built and what will it look like. Not everything will work out exactly
from this, so reassess as necessay and make any amendments until you have
something you are ready to construct.
Once you have established the pond you want and would like for us to consider
the construction of it for you, we are happy to provide an estimate for free
and without obligation. Please make contact to arrange a convenient time to
discuss your pond.
If you tend your own pond make yourself known to us.