Planning is the key to a perfect garden pond. The planning process includes the type of design and materials you want to use to line your pond such as laying down a rubber pond liner,
rigid pre-formed pond or using concrete. Before you even begin constructing your garden pond, it is important that you consider the safety of children, adults and wildlife. For example, wildlife need a gently sloping edge if they are to be encouraged to visit your pond, if you have small children you need to consider adding a safety net or fencing off your pond. Electrical supplies used to power filters, pond pumps and lights need to be taken care of properly through the advice of a qualified electrician.
The use of flexible pond liners allow for complete flexibility of pond shape and design (but the more creative the design the more the effort required to lay the liner so that the liner lies flush with all corners and indentations). Pond liners vary in price and quality with rubber pond liners being the most durable and resistant to UV rays.
A preformed garden pond has the advantage of a ‘ready-made’ pond but it restricts your own design creativity and doesn’t look natural. Fiberglass garden ponds are a quick and easy solution to getting a professional pond installed in your garden in a matter of days. There are many types of preformed garden ponds on the market, thanks to the sudden popularity of garden ponds.
Garden Koi ponds are becoming more and more popular. Japanese Koi fish are just so attractive to look at and so relaxing to watch. A Koi pond is as aesthetically appealing adding the same appeal to a property as a re-decorated room with high quality furnishings.
There are many reasons why people add a Koi pond to their garden. For some, it may be a way of creating a private space to unwind and relax in. For others, however, it is a way of adding beauty, elegance, and an element of nature to their garden.
Concrete is another option, although this type of pond is not easy to repair and doesn’t have a natural look.
Flexible pond liners are easy to install, easy to repair, non-toxic to nature, UV resistant, with the addition of edging and plants this type of pond works well as a fish pond, natural pond or a wildlife pond.