When planning the addition of a formal Koi pond to your backyard or garden pond design, the first thing you need to decide is whether you want the formal Koi pond design, or the more informal, nature inspired pond design. If you have the funds, the design of your pond will be dictated by your financial plan. For those that are on a more modest budget, a small pond is often all that is needed in order to enjoy the beauty of fish and plants in the garden. But even with a smaller pond, the Koi will still add great color and life to the backyard setting. You will also find that with the smaller pond you will have a lot more options when it comes to the landscaping for your garden pond.
Koi ponds are extremely beautiful and adding them to a backyard water feature adds interest to the area. Adding a beautiful feature that is functional and beautiful at the same time, also helps to enhance the look of the backyard pond itself. A formal Koi pond design is something that will look fantastic once the pond is fully installed. A beautiful way of adding life to a backyard pond, and makes an excellent focal point for the backyard landscape.
There are many choices for you to choose from, once your Koi pond is complete. One of the most popular types of liners, and the one that most people feel are best for their Koi pond is the seamless vinyl liners. This style of liner does come in two different thicknesses: half inch, which are the least expensive; and full inch, which are the highest quality. There are many advantages to using seamless liners for your Koi pond unit.
The first advantage is that they are easy to install, due to the smooth surface. The second advantage is that they can create a very effective filtration system. The most popular type of Koi pond filtration systems, are the bottom feeder and the fish bowl type. These can be installed by a trained professional, or if you know how to install them yourself, you can save a significant amount of money. These types of filtration systems require pond installation, a pump, filters and back-up devices. They do have the advantage of being very effective, but they also require an extremely large area to cover, that could be too much for smaller sized Koi ponds.
There are many other types of pond filtration systems, such as air pumps, waterfalls, chemical filters and mechanical filters. If you are planning to build a Koi pond then it would be a good idea to take a look at some of the mechanical and biological pond filters that are available. Mechanical filtration methods include mechanical panels, waterfalls and pumps. Biological filtration systems use natural biological matter like fish, earthworms and plants.
A waterfall can really help to add class and style to any landscaping project. Many people build koi ponds to enhance the beauty of their landscape. They are often located at the focal point of a landscape. You can use a waterfall with the fish to create a dramatic effect, but there is one thing that you need to take into consideration before installing a waterfall in your Koi pond.
You need to ensure that your pond has adequate water flow. This is especially true in larger sized ponds. In smaller ponds, you might have enough water flow to allow your Koi to swim freely. If not, then the resulting waterfall will end up being a boring feature in your garden. Therefore, the water flowing through the pond must be of sufficient speed. You can increase the speed of the water flow by installing an electric motor to boost the velocity of the water through the garden hose.
It is quite possible to install both the pump and the filter in your garden pond. However, you should make sure that you have sufficient space for the pump to run. It is also important that you install the filter and the pond lining at the same time. Otherwise, you will have problems if one of these vital components malfunctions. Koi ponds provide you with a relaxing and peaceful environment and are ideal for families.