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