How to Decide What Type of Pond is Right For You

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Do you daydream about a relaxing place to unwind?

No matter what size your space is, a natural pond or pond-less water feature would do wonders for your stress levels. A small pond or pond-less waterfall can quickly turn an empty space into an oasis. 

Which type of water feature is right for you? Here’s what you need to know about the differences between installing a pond and a disappearing waterfall.

Where to start? Consider What Size of Pond You Want

The first thing to do when you start planning your pond is to decide what size you need. The size you’ll need depends on what you would like to get out of your pond. Ask yourself these questions, and you’ll be on the way to planning the perfect setting.

Are you more interested in the wildlife that will live in and around your pond?

Do you want a pond just for the sound of running water?

Once you have figured out what you are hoping to get out of your pond, you are ready to move on in the planning process.

Fish and Plant Ponds

If you want to admire the flow of fish in your water, you will want to create a larger space for koi fish or goldfish to live. A fish pond will also need aquatic life because the fish will eat the plants. 

A pond for koi fish and plants will need to be deeper, ideally between 3 and 5 feet, and the bigger, the better. The other option is a more miniature water garden for goldfish, which would only need to be 2 feet deep.

Pond-less Waterfalls

If you want to simply enjoy the active flow of water, then a smaller pond will do well. A disappearing waterfall or fountain would create that atmosphere you are looking for. 

The continuous flow of water is pumped from a shallow reservoir, and it only needs to be 1 or 2 feet deep. Sometimes called a pond-less waterfall, it is desirable for people with small children or who only want a water display.

Spend More Time With Family

Consider carefully the benefits of creating a space where you can unwind after a long day. With a little bit of maintenance and care, a fish and plant pond can be an exciting hobby to involve the whole family. Or, with a pond-less water feature, you can bring the soothing sounds of nature into your life.

You can create the outdoor space of your dreams. We can help. Call us to start planning your pond!