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The Basics of Koi Pond Construction

March 5, 2009 by admin 

Koi Pond ConstructionIf you’re interested in koi, you may be interested in learning how to build a Koi pond. Koi pond kits have made setting up a koi pond easier than ever these days. So, why not take the plunge and get your koi pond construction started today? It’s really not the most difficult project, and after it is constructed, you’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come.

The first step in your koi pond construction is to select a good spot where you’ll want the koi pond located. This step really comes down to space and ascetics. If you don’t have adequate space the ascetics won’t be there, and your pond won’t be a suitable size for even the smallest group of koi. Setting up a koi pond in backyards is a popular location, though setting up a tasteful pond in your front yard may provide for some impressive curb appeal.

When you have decided on the location of your koi pond construction, you’ll need to make sure you have the necessary supplies needed for koi pond construction. A few things that you need for koi pond construction are:

  • A shovel (lots of digging)
  • A sheet of polyurethane, choose black if you can
  • A fine waterfall ready- made landscape with the a circulating water pump
  • An exterior pump to enable water filtration
  • A small but good and efficient filter system to maintain freshness of the water
  • A few additional glass fish tanks
  • Big rocks for support in building the waterfall
  • A quantity of self-hardening mortar mix
  • Some plants to add beauty to your pond

The easy alternative to the above is to just buy a koi pond kit. They are readably available in different variations, and include everything you’ll need.

Having the extra glass fish tanks is recommended as an isolation measure. So that whenever your koi fish are ill, you’ll be able to quarantine them to prevent other fish from acquiring the same disease. They also come in handy if you have to drain your pond for maintenance.

Now that you’re prepared and have all required supplies you can start your koi pond construction. Start by digging a big hole of at least five feet in diameter and no less than twelve to twenty four inches deep. Then apply the polyurethane, which extends beyond the hole, since you will have to make the remainder cover all sides of the Koi pond. At this point you’ll want your rocks so you can build a surround, as the liner should not show above the water. Cover up the ends around the walls of the pond, and now you can place sod around the new soil.

Your koi pond pump will come with connection and hookup diagrams. At this stage you should get this all set up. If you want to add a waterfall in your koi pond construction, simply put the big rocks around the pond. Designing the rock waterfall is a creative endeavor, but not too difficult. And now you can add your pond plants and rocks around to make it appear very natural, and then fill the koi pond with water, switch on the filter system and allow it to run for a minimum of one day. After everything is set, it’s now time to find some koi for sale, they can be found at your local pet shops or online.

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