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
- 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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