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Common Mistakes To Avoid When Designing And Building A Pond

by Addison Washington

You have always dreamed of having a beautiful pond in your backyard to keep fish or simply provide a unique water feature to your property. If you have never designed or constructed a pond in the past, you might be overwhelmed by the process. This can cause you to make some mistakes that can cost you serious time and money. Here are a few pond design and construction mistakes you need to avoid.

Designing the Pond on Your Own

Unfortunately, many homeowners mistakenly believe that all you need to do to design and construct a pond is dig a hole, line the hole with plastic, and fill the hole with the water. However, did you know that in order to design a pond, you must know the type of soil on your property, the slope of your property, and the type and number of rocks you should line around the perimeter of the pond?

From creating a budget to determining the ideal location and determining the number of laborers needed to complete the pond, a pond designer's assistance is critical to ensure that the pond is constructed properly.

Choosing the Wrong Location

You have always dreamed of stepping off of your back porch and enjoying your beautiful koi pond. However, depending up on the slope of your yard and the type of soil or sediment, this might not be the ideal location. Additionally, some people decide to construct a pond that is on a more remote location on their property, which makes it difficult to access the pond to perform maintenance and repairs.

Ideally, you need to construct your pond in a location that is not on a low spot on your property. This can cause rainwater to drain into the pond, which can compromise the water's quality and can cause harm to any fish or flora living in the pond. Also, you need a large enough piece of land that is able to accommodate the pond, the landscaping around the pond, and the pond's filtration system.

Installing the Wrong Filtration System

Finally, for the fish and any plants to thrive inside your pond, you will need to install a filtration system that is an adequate size to keep the pond clean. A pond designer can help you choose the ideal size filtration system for your backyard pond and ensure you purchase the right components to keep your pond clean.

From installing the wrong filtration system to choosing a bad location, there are several common mistakes you need to avoid when designing and constructing a pond. For more information on pond design, contact a professional near you.