Creating ponds or garden water features within a garden can be a tricky process. There is always a great deal of technical detail to take into consideration such as pump flow rates, waterfall speed and pond liner quality.
We have been lucky enough to create a number of water features during our time. These range from natural meandering creeks, moats, water wall systems and 1000+ litre Coi Carp ponds with made to measure fabricated liners.
Every pond is completely bespoke and it’s crucial that you choose a company with experience to ensure you achieve the perfect result.
Our approach is very much consultative when speaking to customers regarding ponds and water features. We’ll give you the benefit of our experience of what’s possible and the best process to meet your requirements. Even the most extravagant of ideas is possible. But remember, water always flows to the lowest point so providing we are not trying to defy gravity, it probably can be done.
Frequently asked questions:
How big does my pump need to be?
As a general rule, you want to process your water through the system every 2 hours. For example, If you have a 1000 gallon pond, you require a pond pump rated at 500GPH (gallons per hour). If you have a waterfall or a pond skimmer to clean leaves etc you would want to process the water every hour. In this instance requiring a 1000GPH pump.
Can I use tap water to fill my pond?
Ponds are best filled with rain water as tap water has additional nutrients added that can effect the balance of the ecosystem you are trying to create. However, in the hot weather you will experience evaporation. In this instance using tap water to refill is fine. Remember to let your bucket of water stand for 24 hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate. It’s best practice to only do this once a day.
How deep does my pond need to be?
Depending on the purpose of your pond obviously depends on the specifications. However, if you are looking to have fish or frogs, you should aim for around 60cm. Try installing a verity of depths with some shallower areas too to encourage a range of wildlife.
How many pond plants do I need?
One every square meter should suffice. It’s important that you have a range of plants that serve different purposes. Such as oxygenators, and marginal plays that grow over the surface of the water proving shelter for your wildlife and reducing algae.