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So your new house has a fish pond.

Many life-changing experiences are unplanned, occurring by accident rather than by design. Consider the time that purring ball of fluff turned up at your door all those years ago and has been the most important guest in your house ever since, or the marriage proposal out of the blue, followed closely by news of a new arrival in approximately 9 months time.

  • There is certainly a lot of evidence to indicate that this has certainly been the experience of many pond and koi keepers who, when moving house, have had a pond fall into their laps.
  • Little did they realise that by buying the house with 'well proportioned gardens front and rear which boast a mature ornamental pond' (as described in the estate agent's details) that they would discover another side to their psyche - their fish loving side.
  • Pond structure - Liner, preformed, or concrete.
  • First impressions at this early stage may not count for a lot.
  • A good clue as to the integrity of the pond's membrane is the water level.
  • The presence of existing pond equipment (pump and filter) may well help you decide whether your new pond is going to be a still, back-to-nature wildlife pond or a recirculating fish pond.
  • Plants The most effective way of assessing the variety of plants in your new pond is by draining it down, especially if there is a centre-piece lily in the deepest part.
  • If your predecessor has used broken concrete flagstones for edging and a pre-cast set of plastic waterfalls and you want to give it a more natural 'slice of the Lake District' effect, then flags and plastic waterfalls will have to go.
  • A ton or so of sand stone slabs will need to be ordered for the new edging and waterfall, to be made from stepped natural stone.
  • A qualified electrician will soon install a safe, isolated power supply out to the pond.

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