Ponds are becoming more popular in landscaping design as people look to add beauty and sophistication to their home or commercial property. Even a small and simple pond creates a focal point to any landscape and gives it an added layer of culture. More elaborate ponds, with features such as fountains or waterfalls, are memorable and help to set the tone and feel of the landscape design.
These days, people are always on the lookout for new Do-It-Yourself projects to improve the look of their homes or offices. Many people have attempted to build their own ponds and some have been successful. Is it possible to build a pond on your own? Yes. However, there are a few important things you should consider as you make this decision.
The Right Equipment
The ways you build a pond are much like the ways you build a swimming pool. There are specific steps and procedures that should be followed to ensure the best possible enjoyment from the pond. This includes using the right equipment. A basic pond needs proper lining, tubing, and the right pump before it will work correctly. When you begin to add other features such as fountains or rock formations, even more equipment is required. Keep this in mind as you make preparations.
Upkeep and Maintenance
Building a pond is much more than simply digging a hole and filling it with water. In order to prevent the growth of algae and keep the water clean, you need to maintain it on a regular basis. The efficiency of future maintenance should definitely be a consideration as you begin to design and build your pond. Be sure to take into consideration what materials should be used and where the pond will be built to ensure maximum effectiveness when it comes to keeping your pond clean and functioning properly.
Choosing the right spot to build a pond is a very important step. The right location should be one that allows you to build your pond at the depth you want it without interfering with other aspects of your existing landscape. You will want to avoid coming in contact with sprinkler system piping, tree roots or large rocks underground. Equally important is choosing a spot where the pond will have access to the right amount of sunlight and is safe for those who will be enjoying it. Consider small children who may be in close proximity to the pond and how to avoid drowning hazards.
At ABC Scapes, we have professionally installed hundreds of ponds in both residential and commercial settings. Our clients often realize that turning to a professional ensures that they build the pond properly and in the least amount of time. Because landscapes are what we do, we are able to draw on our experience and knowledge to build a beautiful pond that will stand the test of time.
To learn more about pond options we offer, please give us a call today at 602-404-0568. We would gladly discuss your ideas with you and visit your home or office to give you a quote.