A koi pond can be an excellent addition to any landscape. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting back, listening to the bubbling water, and watching your koi fish gracefully swim along.
Typically koi ponds will be one of the two types: – Formal – Usually geometrically shaped using straight lines – Natural – Look like they were transported directly from nature and into your backyard
Above-ground koi ponds offer excellent places to include seating. Also, it makes viewing fish and access easier. This also limits the amount of excavation needed.
You can also make koi ponds in-ground so that it looks completely natural.
Components of a Koi Pond Depending on the style of pond you build, you'll most likely need: - Pond skimmer - Filtration system - Pond liner (can be cement or rubber) - Pumps for aeration - Plants for filtration and looks See the website article for more in-depth information on these items.
Maintaining a Koi Pond Koi pond maintenance can be just like cutting the grass. Something that is required regularly but isn’t that bad. Unless, like grass, you neglect it for too long. Common maintenance tasks include: – Backflushing waterfall filter – Emptying pond skimmer debris – Using a skimmer net to get any debris that was allowed to sink to the pond bottom – Planting, trimming or removing pond plants See the website article for more in-depth information on these items.
How Expensive is a Koi Pond? A koi pond can cost as little as $500 or up to $1,000,000 (yes, there are that expensive koi ponds). The average we estimate to be $5,000 – $10,000. Depending on how much the homeowner does. A professional contractor will often cost $15,000 to $30,000. See the website article for more in-depth information.