Backyard / October 9, 2018 / Andrea Dupont.
Fishponds are also called as water garden. Installing or building a fishpond is an extensive process, which if considered step wise would be an enjoyable experience. Below are the various steps in the process of installing a fishpond.
1. Decide what kind of fishpond you want.
Think over what kind of aquatic life you want in the pond, whether goldfish or koi? Or you just want to grow aquatic plants. Every pond type has distinct way of installing. Try to make a bigger pond, small pond will limit the number of fish and plants you can add.
2. Select the proper location.
Select a location, which you can visit frequently. See that the location is such that the runoffs from rain will not flow away the pond. Try to avoid a location which is under a tree, this will save you from the trouble of clearing the falling leaves and other debris. A biological filter can be a sound decision. It will help you to filter the water that will allow you to keep more fish and will keep your plants healthier.
3. Determine the size of your pond.
Size can be easily determined by laying out a rope or a water hose in the desired shape on the ground.
4. Start digging
First dig a shelf around the perimeter of the pond. Keep it one foot deep and one more feet wide. Dig the remaining pond with a slight slope to the end opposite to the waterfall if included.
5. Position the Pond filters and the pond skimmers
Make sure that the pond skimmers are buried to the proper level beside the pond. Dig a ditch from the external pond pump to the external pond filter.
6. Line the pond excavation with Pond Underlay
This can be achieved using a scissors or a utility knife. You can even tape the small pieces together to prevent them from moving when the pond liner is placed.
7. Place the rubber pond liner into the excavation.
8. Excavate the waterfalls and streams now.
9. You can now connect the pond liner to the skimmer. Go according to the manufactures directions.
10. Once you reach this stage now edge the pond with stones.
11. Your pond is now ready. But don?t forget to add dichlorinator. Add aquatic plants as soon as possible after constructing the pond.
A step wise approach towards pond installation will make the construction very easy and economical.