Installing a garden pond water feature as a part of your overall garden landscape is one of the more attractive things you can do both to increase the value of your home and your enjoyment of it as well.
What follows are some of the areas you need to be aware of before beginning your garden pond installation.
One of the most critical factors you must consider is the location of the new pond. Try to ensure that your new garden pond is in a shaded location away from direct sunlight. This ensures that the water temperature does not undergo large fluctuations. Moreover, keeping it directly under a tree will add to the maintenance time because of leaves and other debris.
Owners need to consider the total desired depth of your new pond. A deep fishpond comes with a large price tag while adding to the task of maintaining it. On the other hand, predators, such as cats and birds may harm the fish if your garden pond is shallow. An appropriate depth for the pond is between 3 to a maximum of 4 feet. In addition, if owners prefer multistorey ponds, they must make sure that there is no still water that is prone to waste accumulation and sickness.
Understanding the type of soil that is available at the location of the garden pond is vital. Owners must be aware that ponds are typically dug up with hands and therefore, the soils condition needs to be clearly understood. Prefab liners are suitable for soil strata that is easy to dig; however, the rubber liners are more preferable.
The purification of the water requires the utilization of pump motors, which require an electrical supply. Some owners may choose to install UV clarifiers or lights to make the pond more attractive. These require power supply and therefore the ponds location must be in proximity to the source of supply. This ensures that the cost of bringing electric supply to the pond does not increase.
Although, large number of pump filters are available, it is advisable to choose one that suits the size of the garden pond. Generally, a commonly adopted principle to choose the filter is to acquire a size that is one bigger than the size required for the amount of water that can be filled in the pond. The various choices in filters include non-pressurized, above ground, and pressurized filters.
Pump motors are available in two types, which include aboveground and submerged motors. For ponds that are four feet deep and large, it is advisable to use aboveground pumps to ensure that you do not need to get under the water to carry out any maintenance work for the pump. Alternatively, the submerged motor is suitable for garden ponds that are not very deep and where the pump can be easily accessed by hand.
Last but not the least the price of constructing the pond is an important factor in determining its suitability to your unique set of requirements. But regardless of price, installing a garden pond is a very worthwhile project.