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Pond Construction

In this section we try to explain how to build a 'True Koi Pond'

Pond construction today is most certainly easier that it used to be with the advancement of building materials now readily available to us all ..

We are asked many times every week - which is the best and easiest way to construct a 'True Koi Pond' ? well the answer is... 'There is no easy way' it all takes a lot a hard work and money to build a 'State of the Art Koi Pond'..

In these drawings below you will see a relatively simply, but effective and attractive Koi pond - the material suggested here are what we ourselves use when contracted to build a Koi pond for a client ..

We choose to build our pond walls using either concrete blocks or bricks, which are usually available from good builders merchants.... the floor or base of the pond is concrete ...
The principal's shown below could of course be adapted to suit the customer - if the customer wishes to use a good quality liner then the principals remain basically the same for the actual pond - although I would still advise that the filtration plant area be built using concrete blocks with the upper rows - if shown above ground level finished in any brickwork to match the surrounding buildings and in keeping with the general design ...The first thing to do is to mark out where you are going to put the pond and the filtration plant ...

This can be done quite easily before you start digging a ruddy great big hole that ends up in the wrong place ... plan your pond carefully don't rush in to it blind folded ... and please do not forget that the most important part of any pond is the actual filtration ... do not try to 'Cut Corners' on the filtration - by all means if the budget is tight - cut back on the aesthetics of the pond itself - landscaping can always be carried out to finish the job at a later time... but if you cut corners on the filtration units then it is almost an impossible task to correct those mistakes later on without it costing you a lot more money ...




All the drawings shown on this page and our pop-up page, have been reproduced by kind permission of Peter Waddington and are taken from the Finest Koi publication ever produced - 'Koi Kichi' which is available from ourselves at the East Riding Koi Co - or from Infiltration direct - and also from some other Leading Koi outlets throughout the world ... click here

We have attempted to 'Show you How' to start building a pond in the above feature - but we know that some of you, for one reason or another, may be thinking of using a Pond Liner - so we have put together a short feature on 'How to Build a Pond Using a Liner' if you wish to know a little bit more about this subject then
Please 'Click' on the link below:

Take a look at the Pond we designed in the Cayman Islands

Take a look at an unusual pond we have just been involved with

"A Penguin Pool for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council"

Fitted with The NeXus Filtration Systems

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