Fish Pond In Your Own Backyard

Fish Pond In Your Own Backyard



FISH POND - in​ your​ OWN BACKYARD
Location
Decide first what part of​ the backyard you​ want to
your​ fish pond to​ be situated before going out and
buying anything .​
Select an​ area where it​ is​ far from
the trees since many aquatic plants, like lilies, need
a sufficient amount of​ sunlight to​ grow.
Choose an​ area where there are no falling leaves that
can make cleaning a​ nightmare .​
Do not place your​ pond
on​ low areas since large volumes of​ rainwater might
run off and​ accumulate in​ the pond during rainy
seasons .​
Not to​ mention, these runoff water might
contain​ fertilizers, pesticides, and​ other harmful
materials.
Place your​ pond in​ an​ area where it​ can be best
appreciated and​ seen .​
The sense of​ building a​ pond is
for​ you​ to​ enjoy it .​
Select a​ location​ where it​ can be
best viewed (i.e .​
the sitting area or​ a​ patio in​ the
garden).
Types of​ Pond
After choosing where you​ want your​ pond to​ be located,
it is​ now time to​ select what type of​ pond you​ want.
The two types of​ pond are the following:
ABS plastic preformed ponds are usually used for​ small
ponds that can contain​ up to​ 250 gallons of​ water.
this​ type of​ pond comes in​ a​ variety of​ sizes and
shapes such as​ hourglass, rock gardens, and​ kidney.
Waterfalls and​ formed spillways are also available.
Pond lines or​ liners are used for​ any size of​ pond.
The sizes available for​ this​ kind of​ pond is​ 10’ x 15’
to 20’ x 25’ or​ larger .​
this​ can allow you​ to​ build a
pond to​ your​ preferred size either by using them
individually or​ by connecting together two or​ more pod
liners with a​ special adhesive.
These pond liners are very heavy especially the large
ones .​
They are usually made of​ rubber .​
Using pond
liners can be quite a​ fun and​ creative experience
since this​ type may allow you​ to​ decide on​ the shape
of​ your​ pond .​
However, you​ need to​ be aware that a​ 19’
x 26’ liner will not create a​ pond of​ the same size.
in​ choosing the proper size liner, it​ is​ imperative to
know the width (W), length (L), as​ well as​ the maximum
depth (MD) at​ their widest points .​
After which, use
the formula L+(MD*2) by W+(MD*2).
this​ means that a​ 10 foot long by 5 foot wide by 2
foot deep pond may require a​ 14’ x 9’ pond liner so as
to make an​ edge above the water level .​
It is​ important
to let a​ professional pond developer help in
determining the pond size liner you​ need.
Dig It
Now that you’ve decided on​ the location​ and​ the type
of​ your​ fish pond, it​ is​ time to​ dig it .​
The average
size of​ the pond is​ at​ least 18 deep at​ its deepest
point .​
However, 24 is​ better .​
With this​ depth, the
fishes may be allowed to​ stay in​ the pond during
winter time without freezing .​
Inclusion​ of​ planting
shelves in​ the design will make it​ easier to​ place
emergent lilies and​ plants.
Filtering
After accomplishing the above tasks, it​ is​ high time
for​ you​ to​ think about filtration​ .​
It may be better to
ask your​ pond professional about this​ topic .​
Just keep
in​ mind that whichever filter you​ choose, ensure that
it is​ cleaned at​ a​ regular basis so that the water
will remain​ clear .​
Utilizing a​ filter may also hinder
the mosquitoes from making the pond their breeding
ground.
All Set
and​ now, all you​ have to​ do is​ add your​ fish and​ you
are good to​ go!




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