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Koi Pond Construction

Updated on June 5, 2011

Most koi breeders find pleasure in maintaining a koi pond. Many people have been drawn to the idea of keeping koi fish as an ornamental accent in their gardens. However, koi pond construction is not an easy task. There are lots of variables that should be taken into account during the planning phase. You should also be aware that you will need enough monetary resources for proper maintenance and koi rearing.

Building a koi pond can be expensive therefore providing enough time to carefully plan the construction and sort things out will ensure your money is well spent. Following a well-organized plan is vital in successfully accomplishing the task. Planning is the most important aspect because it is the primary foundation of the working phase. Being equipped with an organized plan will lessen the possibility of failures and mistakes.

Location of Your Koi Pond

Locating a shaded area is highly recommended because algae formation can be slowed down. During the summertime the water can get really hot therefore choosing a place away from direct sun exposure can prevent this. Moreover, finding the right spot beforehand will help you to easily come up with a design suited for the chosen site.

Before you get to the construction proper you will need to devise your own design and layout. At this point, you must have decided on the idea on how you want your pond to look like. The equipments that you will need depend on the suggested layout. It also greatly contributes to the pond’s overall impact. A pond design which best compliments its surroundings is most definitely a relaxing and enticing sight.

Once the design and layout are set, you can now start gathering all the materials to start the building phase. Enough time and effort should be given in the installation of the equipments. It is needed to ensure that all the right materials are selected and installation will be properly administered. Remember that once you have constructed the pond it will be there to stay.

Koi Pond Filtration

Installation of the filtration and aeration system is the most important aspect of koi pond construction. Their sole purpose is to keep the fish alive and healthy. The filtering system keeps the water clear at all times and the aeration system ensures sufficient amount of oxygen is properly supplied. Take note that adequate aeration will be achieved with the help of a fully functional filtration system. Both systems need to work hand in hand to properly function.

Proper knowledge regarding the basics of building a successful water garden is necessary since it will ensure that you are right on track. No matter how beautiful your plan is it will be put to waste without the incorporation of its fundamental requirements. The construction process can be a dreadful task but once you see the fruit of your labor you will come to realize that everything you went through are worthwhile.

Koi Ponds - Your Comments

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  • sillysqrrl profile image

    sillysqrrl 8 years ago from World Citizen

    I have always wanted a Koi pond...i find them extremel beautiful and peaceful. This helps me a lot in making the decision. Thanks!

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    Gypsy Willow 8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

    Hi LN, We have just installed a Koi pond and it is a beautiful feature in our garden. More over the Koi are now tame and come to see us as soon as we appear. Your hints would certainly help you to set one up. Two thumbs up